Capital: Brussels

Population: 11,159,884 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Languages: French, German, Dutch

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Flemish, Walloon, mixed, and others

Largest Cities: Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi

Main Sport: Football, Cycling, Tennis

Political System: Federal Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Easter Day (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Belgian National Day (July 21)

Assumption of the Virgin Mary (August 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Armistice Day (November 11)

Christmas (December 25-26)


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