Belgium

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Kingdom of Belgium

Capital

Brussels

Official language (s)

Dutch
French
German

Area

30.528 km2

Population

11.007.020

Ethnic groups

 

Major cities
(with population)

Brussels - 1.119.088
Antwerp - 493.517
Ghent - 247.486
Charleroi - 203.464
Liege - 194.715

Currency (-ies)

Euro (EUR), subdivided into 100 cents (eurocents)

Main religion

75% - Roman Catholic
6% - Muslim

Time zone (s)

GTM + 01

Dialing code

+32

Climate

The Belgian climate, like most of northwest Europe, is maritime temperate, with significant precipitation in all seasons. The lowland areas are characterized by changing winds, summer thunderstorms with drizzle and an overcast sky. The northwest area is characterized by a mild climate with fog. The interior experiences more extreme summers while winters in the upland regions are colder and have greater frost and rain.
The average temperature is 3°C (37,4°F) in January, and 18°C (64,4°F) in July; the average precipitation is 65 mm (2,6 in) in January, and 78 mm (3,1 in) in July). Belgium has mild winters and cool summers and is rainy, humid and cloudy.

Administrative division

The territory of Belgium is divided into three Regions, two of which, Flanders and Wallonia, are in turn subdivided into provinces; the third Region, Brussels, being neither a province nor a part of a province.

Major airports

Brussels: Brussels Airport (Brussel-Zaventem) (BRU)
Antwerp: Antwerp International Airport (ANR)
Bruges/Ostend: Ostend-Bruges International Airport (OST)
Charleroi: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)
Liege: Liege Airport (LGG)







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