Ten fun facts about Belgium
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As a federal state located in western Europe, Belgium is officially called the Kingdom of Belgium.
Belgium is the European Union's founding member and it acts as its headquarters.
Belgium covers an area of roughly 30,528 square kilometers. This equals out to be 11,787 square miles.
Belgium was nicknamed the "cockfighting arena of Europe" due to the fact that many of the wars between the various powers in Europe fought in Belgium.Fact 5:
In 1914 Belgium was invaded by Germany.Fact 6:
Due to the excesses taken by Germany, the beginning months of this war was known as the "Rape of Belgium".Fact 7:
There are three language communities in Belgium, which include the German speaking group, the Flemish speaking group, and the French speaking group. Fact 8:
Within Belgium, there are three different regions with some being divided into provinces. Fact 9:
The Flemish Region is further divided into five different provinces. The Walloon region is further divided into five different provinces. Then there is the Brussels Capital Region. Fact 10:
Belgium is bordered by Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the Netherlands. Go to more country facts ❯
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