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Belgium - Physical geography

Area : 30 520 Km2
Water : 0.92 %
Lands under cultivation : 25 %
Wild pasture lands : 20 %
Forests : 21 %

Min. Height : 0 m (North Sea)
Max. Height : 694 m (Signal de Botrange)


Belgium - Climate

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Temperatures °C (degrees Celsius) in Brussels
Rainfall (mm) in Brussels
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Belgium - People
Nationality : Belgian
Main language(s) : French, Dutch, German

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Population (2005) : 10 466 000 people
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Density : 343 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 1.62 children / woman
Life expectancy : 79 years
Urban population : 97 %

Main cities :
960 000 people Brussels (aggl.)
134 000 people Brussels (capital)
447 000 people Antwerp (aggl.)
224 000 people Ghent (or Gent)
201 000 people Charleroi
186 000 people Liege
116 000 people Bruges (or Brugge)
105 000 people Namen


Belgium - Economy
Currency : Euro (EUR) = 100 Cents
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 1.22 US$

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 247 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 23600 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 373.76 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 35712 dollars


Belgium - Miscellaneous information
CONSUMPTION (individual / year) (world rank 1997) :
- Chocolate (1)
- Potatoes = 100 Kg (3)
- Meat = 100 Kg (3)
- Cheese = 19 Kg (5)
- Butter = 6 Kg (5)
- Bread = 77 Kg (5)
- Sugar = 51 Kg (7)
- Eggs = 240 (7)
- Beer = 100 l (7)
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES (world rank 2002) :
- Linseed (8)
- Sugar-beet (13)
- Potatoes (22)
- Pigs (21)
- Sheeps
- Tin (7)
- Lead (7)
- Copper (13)
- Coal (26)
OTHER RESOURCES & PRODUCTS (world rank 1998) :
- Beer (16)
- Steel
- Textiles
- Chemicals


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