Belgium Overview

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Belgium is one of Europe’s smallest and most densely populated countries, and on the surface as large as Småland. It is a multifaceted country that has played an important role in European history. Both the EU and NATO are headquartered in Brussels. Capital: Brussels Biggest city: Brussels State: monarchy within the EU Language: Flemish, French, German Religion: catholicism Surface: 30,510 km² Population: 11.2 million (2013) Population density: 341 residents per…

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Belgium Population and Language

Belgium Population and Language

Belgium has two large groups of people, Flemish and Walloon, and the division between them has characterized the entire country’s modern history. Flemish people live in Flanders in the north and speak Dutch, though the language here is called Flemish. In Wallonia, which makes up the southern half of the country, you speak French. There is also a small group of German speakers and German is the country’s third official…

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