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Located in western Europe, Belgium has about 40 mi of seacoast on the North Sea, at the Strait of Dover, and is approximately the size of Maryland. The Meuse and the Schelde, Belgium's principal rivers, are important commercial arteries.
Located in Western Europe, Belgium has a coast line on the North Sea. Netherlands is to the north-east, West Germany to the east Luxembourg to the south-east and France to the south.
Crossroads of Western Europe; majority of West European capitals within 1,000 km of Brussels, the seat of both the European Union and NATO
10 300 000
Temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy.
Flemish (Dutch), 56%; French, 32%; Dilingual (Brussels), 11%; German, 1%.
Antwerp, Leuven, Ghent, Hasselt, Bruges, Malines, Courtrai, Namur, Mons, Ostend
Seheldt, Meuse, Sambre
Places to Visit
Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Ostend, Liege, Leuven
Lesquin International Air Port, Brussels International Airport.
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