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Location of Belgium within Europe

The Kingdom of Belgium (Dutch: Koninkrijk België; French: Royaume de Belgique; German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in northwest Europe bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France and is one of the founding and core members of the European Union. Belgium has a population of over 11 million people, in an area of around 30,000 square kilometres (11,700 square miles).

Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Romance Europe, it is linguistically divided. Mainly two languages are spoken in Belgium: Dutch is spoken by the 6.1 million people in Flanders to the north, French by the 3.5 million Walloons in the south. The capital, Brussels, is officially bilingual, while the majority of its residents speak French. Around 75,000 people live in the German-speaking Community in the east of the country. This linguistic diversity often leads to political and cultural conflict and is reflected in Belgium's complex system of government and political history.

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History Gallia Belgica | Burgundian Netherlands | Southern Netherlands | Belgian Revolution
Geography Cities and towns | Flemish Region | Walloon Region | Maps | Rivers
Politics Constitution | Monarchy | Foreign relations | Military | Law | Law enforcement | Government
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Culture Belgian Dutch | Belgian French | Art | Cinema | Comics | Cuisine | Education | Literature | Music | Public holidays | Media | Sport
Other List of Belgians | Human rights | Crime

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