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BELGIUM

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Kingdom of
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Belgium
Capital:Brussels Population: 10,431,477 (July 2011) Largest Cities: Brussels (capital) 1.892 million Antwerp 961,000 (2009)
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People and Society


Ethnic groups:
Fleming 58%, Walloon

31%, mixed or other 11% Languages:


Dutch (official) 60%,

French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French) Religions:
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Form of Government
Parliamentary Democracy under a constitutional monarch.

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Economy
Natural resources: Coal. Agriculture: (1% of GDP) Industry: (24.3% of GDP) Trade:Exports(201 0 est.)--$261 billion:.
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Current Exchange Rate


1.00 Euro = 57.84 Philippine Peso 1.00 Euro = 1.33 U.S. Dollars
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FAMOUS THINGS FROM BELGIU

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Chocol ates

Diamo nds

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The Smurf

Manneke n Pis

HIGHLIGHTS FROM HISTORY


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Founding of Belgium
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Napoleoni c Wars

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The European Union

Current Political Leaders

Prime Minister Yves Leterme


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King Albert II

THE END
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