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.