Belgium is also a founding member of the Eurozone, NATO, OECD, and WTO, and a part of the trilateral Benelux Union and the Schengen Area. Brussels hosts the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy.
The Treaty of Brussels, signed on 17 March 1948 by Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, and the United Kingdom, is considered the precursor to the NATO agreement, which Belgium became an official member of on April 4, 1949.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. Belgium has an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi). Around 11 million people live in Belgium. It is a founding member of the European Union and is home to its headquarters.
The youngest fatality overall in Belgium was a 12-year-old girl while the oldest person to die was 104 years. On 25 March 2020, Belgium ranked 6th in the list of EU countries with the highest numbers of casualties, while on 1 April Belgium had the third highest death toll after Italy and Spain.
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Football, a sport which has been played in Belgium since the end of the 19th century, is the country's most popular sport.The national association was founded in 1895 with the intention of bringing some order and organization to the sport.
Beer in Belgium varies from pale lager to amber ales, lambic beers, Flemish red ales, sour brown ales, strong ales and stouts.In 2016, there were approximately 224 active breweries in Belgium, including international companies, such as AB InBev, and traditional breweries including Trappist monasteries.
Bruges (/ b r uː ʒ / BROOZH, Dutch: Brugge (); French: Bruges French: (); German: Brügge [ˈbʁʏɡə]) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country, and the seventh largest city of the country by population.
Antwerp (/ ˈ æ n t w ɜːr p / (); Dutch: Antwerpen [ˈɑntʋɛrpə(n)] (); French: Anvers ()) is a city in Belgium and the capital of Antwerp province in the Flemish Region.With a population of 520,504, it is the most populous city proper in Belgium, and with a metropolitan population of around 1,200,000 people, it is the second largest metropolitan region after Brussels.
Belgium Németországgal 167 km, Franciaországgal 620 km hosszan, Luxemburggal 148 és Hollandiával 450 km hosszan határos. Domborzata. Belgium teljes területe 33 990 km², ebből szárazföld 30 528 km², vízfolyások és tavak területe kb. 250 km², illetve a tengerparti terület 3462 km².