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Holidays in Belgium

Belgium Public Holidays 2019

Holidays in BelgiumBelgium is a European Union country located in Western Europe, popular for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the NATO and European Union. The country has a nice language distribution across the regions like Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east.

Capital of Belgium

The capital of Belgium is Brussels or the Brussels-Capital Region is neither the largest not smaller city of Belgium.

Prime Minister of Belgium

The current Prime Minister of Belgium is Charles Michel son of Louis Michel. Charles is a well-known politician of Belgium and the leader of francophone liberal party Mouvement Reformateur since February 2011 until he became officially the Prime Minister of Belgium.

Population of Belgium

The total population of Belgium is 11,543,123 as of 11 March 2019 according to the United Nations estimates. The population of Belgium is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population and with respect to the population, the country ranks at the 82 in the list. As of 2019, 96 percent of the total population of Belgium is urban.

Flag of Belgium

The national flag of Belgium is a tricolor of three bands of black, yellow, and red. The colors were taken from the coat of arms of the Duchy of Brabant, and the vertical sings are taken from the flag of France.

Currency of Belgium

The currency of Belgium is Euro but before the Euro, there was Belgian franc which had been used from 1832 to 2002.

Belgium Religion

The primary religion of Belgium is Christianity which is about 58% and is particularly Roman Catholicism who follow the Catholic Church. Similarly, there are Protestant and Eastern Orthodox around 7% and the remaining is all other religions.

Dialing Code of Belgium

The dialing code of Belgium is +32 which is used in combination with area code to make calls to certain areas of the country.

Airports in Belgium

Right now there are several Airports in Belgium but the most popular ones are Brussels Airport, Brussels South Charleroi Airport, and Antwerp International Airport.

Top Destinations of Belgium

Among the most beautiful and popular locations of Belgium are Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, and Ghent.

Area of Belgium

Belgium occupies around 30,688 sq. km. of the area which is around 11,849 sq. mi. It’s surrounded by other European countries and shares 620 km border with France, 167 with Germany, 148 km with Luxembourg, and 450 km with the Netherlands.

GDP of Belgium

The GDP of Belgium is 492.7 Billion USD which is expected to increase to 495 USD Billion by the end of this year according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. According to an estimate, the GDP will be over 500 Billion USD in 2020.

Sports in Belgium

There are many sports prominent in Belgium like football, cycling, tennis, table tennis, athletics, swimming, basketball, badminton, judo, hockey, rowing, motocross, auto racing, volleyball and running.

Holidays List in Belgium

DayDateHolidayComments
TuesdayJanuary 01New Year’s Day
SundayJanuary 06Three King’s DayNot a public holiday
MondayApril 22Easter MondayMonday after Easter Sunday
WednesdayMay 01Labor day
SundayMay 12Mother’s day2nd Sunday in May
ThursdayMay 30Ascension day40 days after Easter
FridayMay 31Ascension FridayBanks are closed
SaturdayJune 08Father’s day2nd Sunday in June
MondayJune 10Pentecost Monday7th Monday after Easter
ThursdayJuly 11A celebration of Golden SpursDay of the Flemish Community
SundayJuly 12Independence DayNational Holiday
ThursdayAugust 15Assumption DayAssumption of Mary
FridaySeptember 27French Community HolidayObserved only by the French Community
FridayNovember 01All Saints day
SaturdayNovember 02All Soul’s DayNot a public holiday
MondayNovember 11Armistice Day
FridayNovember 15German Community DayGerman Speaking Community day
FridayNovember 15Kings FeastNot a public Holiday
FridayDecember 06Saint NicholasNot a public Holiday
WednesdayDecember 25Christmas day

 

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