joi, 10 noiembrie 2011

Belgium - Countries in Europe - Belgium

Short Name: Belgium

Formal Name: Kingdom of Belgium

European Union Membership: Yes, Belgium is a Founding Member of the European Union.

N.A.T.O. Membership: Yes, since 1948.

Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Surface: 30.528km2. Belgium is the 140th largest country in the world.

Population: aprox. 11.007.020

Density: 354.7 persons / square km

GDP Nominal: aprox. 278.83 billion Euros. GDP Nominal per capita: aprox. 25 500 Euros

Official Language: Dutch, French, German

Other used languages: English

Capital City: Brussel / Bruxelles

National Holyday: 21 July

Independence date: 4 October 1830 from The Netherlands

Currency used: Euro (EUR)

Main Religions: Roman Catholicism

Particular things: From the independence in 1830 until 1970 was a unitary state. Between 1970 and 2001 a series of state reforms have been enforced which transformed Belgium into a federal state.

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