Belgium 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.
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
|Tuesday||January 01||New Year’s Day|
|Sunday||January 06||Three King’s Day||Not a public holiday|
|Monday||April 22||Easter Monday||Monday after Easter Sunday|
|Wednesday||May 01||Labor day|
|Sunday||May 12||Mother’s day||2nd Sunday in May|
|Thursday||May 30||Ascension day||40 days after Easter|
|Friday||May 31||Ascension Friday||Banks are closed|
|Saturday||June 08||Father’s day||2nd Sunday in June|
|Monday||June 10||Pentecost Monday||7th Monday after Easter|
|Thursday||July 11||A celebration of Golden Spurs||Day of the Flemish Community|
|Sunday||July 12||Independence Day||National Holiday|
|Thursday||August 15||Assumption Day||Assumption of Mary|
|Friday||September 27||French Community Holiday||Observed only by the French Community|
|Friday||November 01||All Saints day|
|Saturday||November 02||All Soul’s Day||Not a public holiday|
|Monday||November 11||Armistice Day|
|Friday||November 15||German Community Day||German Speaking Community day|
|Friday||November 15||Kings Feast||Not a public Holiday|
|Friday||December 06||Saint Nicholas||Not a public Holiday|
|Wednesday||December 25||Christmas day|