Population of main cities including suburbs:
Brussels (1,740,000); Antwerp (948,000); Gent (233,000); Bruges (117,000).
Around 10 % are foreigners in Belgium: 68% from EU, 10% from Morocco, 5% from Turkey and 17% from other countries.
58% of the population is Flemish, 31% is Walloon, 11% Brussels.
Dutch, French and German. In Belgium, 5.6 million people speak Dutch, 3.5 million speak French and about 50,000 people speak German.
Other Languages Spoken:
Indigenous languages, recognized since 1990, such as Walloon, and immigrant languages, such as Arabic, Spanish and Turkish.
French, German or English (common business language with Flemish people).
Catholics 95.9%, Others 4.1%
It is %T:%M %A In Brussels
Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Belgium is a federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member.
An economy dependent on foreign trade.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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41.7 per 100 Inhabitants
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81.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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