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Belgium facts and history in brief

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Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Kingdom of Belgium is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea. Belgium sits at a cultural crossroads between Germanic Europe and Romance Europe.
It has two main population groups: the Flemings, Dutch speakers living in the northern part and in Brussels; and the Walloons, French speakers, mainly in the south and in Brussels; plus a small number of German speakers in the east.
This cultural and linguistic diversity is reflected in its complex institutions and political history.

The Kingdom of Belgium
National motto: Strength lies in unity
Official language: Dutch, French, German
Capital & largest city: Brussels
Area: 30,510 km²
Population: 10,309,725
Independence: 1830 Currency: Euro (€)1, Prior to 1999: Belgian franc.
Time zone: CET (UTC+1), - in summer CEST (UTC+2)
National anthem: The Brabançonne
Internet TLD: .be
Calling Code: +32

Geographically and culturally, Belgium is at the crossroads of Europe, and during the past 2,000 years has witnessed a constant ebb and flow of different cultures.
Consequently, Belgium is one of Europe's true melting pots.
During most of its history, Belgium has been part of the Low Countries, which also comprises the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

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Retrieved and condensed from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium" August 2005

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