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Coordinates: 50°50′N 4°00′E / 50.833°N 4.000°E / 50.833; 4.000

Kinrick o Belgium
  • Koninkrijk België  (Dutch)
  • Royaume de Belgique  (French)
  • Königreich Belgien  (German)
Banner o Belgium
Coat o airms o Belgium
Flag Coat o airms
Motto: "Eendracht maakt macht" (Dutch)
"L'union fait la force" (French)
"Einigkeit macht stark" (German)
"Unity maks Strenth"
Anthem: "La Brabançonne"

Location o  Belgium  (dark green)– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)
Location o  Belgium  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)

Location o Belgium
Capital
an lairgest ceety
Brussels
50°51′N 4°21′E / 50.850°N 4.350°E / 50.850; 4.350
Offeecial leids Dutch
French
German
Demonym Belgian
Govrenment Federal pairlamentary
constitutional monarchy[1]
• Monarch
Philippe
Charles Michel
Legislatur Federal Pairlament
Senate
Chaumer o Representatives
Unthirldom frae the Netherlands
• Declared
4 October 1830
19 Apryle 1839
• Foondit the EEC (nou the EU)
1 Januar 1958
Aurie
• Tot
30,528 km2 (11,787 sq mi) (140t)
• Watter (%)
6.4
Population
• 1 Januar 2016 census
11,250,585[2] (75t)
• Density
363.6/km2 (941.7/sq mi) (23rd)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$508.598 billion[3] (38t)
• Per capita
$44,881[3] (20t)
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$470.179 billion[3] (23rd)
• Per capita
$41,491[3] (17t)
Gini (2011) 26.3[4]
law
HDI (2014) Increase 0.890[5]
very heich · 21st
Siller Euro () (EUR)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +32
Internet TLD .be
  1. The flag's offeecial proportions o 13:15 are rarely seen; proportions o 2:3 or similar are more common.
  2. The Brussels region is the de facto caipital, but the Ceety o Brussels municipality is the de jure caipital[6]
  3. The .eu domain is an aa uised, as it is shared wi ither European Union member states.

The Kinrick o Belgium (Dutch: Koninkrijk België; French: Royaume de Belgique; German: Königreich Belgien) is a kintra in nor'wastren Europe that haes laund mairches wi the Netherlands, Fraunce, Luxembourg an Germany, Belgium proclaimed its unthirldom, an biway, its foondaition, in June 1831. It was ane o the foondin members o the European Union. Belgium haes three main pairts; Flanders, whar folk speak Dutch, Wallonia whar French is the mither tung, an Brussels, which is bilingual. Dere be Jairman speaking community in Wallonia an aw.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Government type: Belgium". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. "Bevolkingscijfers per provincie en per gemeente op 1 januari 2016/Chiffres de la population par province et par commune, a la date du 1er Janvier 2016" (PDF). Statistics Belgium, Federal Public Service Economy. 24 Januar 2016. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Belgium". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved October 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. "Gini coefficient of equivalised disposable income (source: SILC)". Eurostat Data Explorer. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  5. "Human Development Report 2015" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  6. The Belgian Constitution (PDF). Brussels, Belgium: Belgian House of Representatives. Mey 2014. p. 63. Retrieved 10 September 2015.