Belgium

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Koninkrijk België
Royaume de Belgique
Königreich Belgien
Kingdom of Belgium
Flag of Belgium Coat of arms of Belgium
Flag Coat of arms


Location of Belgium


Capital Brussels
50°54'N 4°32'E
Official languages Dutch, French, German


Government Federal constitutional monarchy
Independence from the Netherlands 
 -  Declared October 4, 1830 
 -  Recognised Treaty of London, April 19, 1839 



Area
 -  Total 30,528 km² 
11,787 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 6.4
Population
 -  2005 estimate 10,419,000 
 -  2001 census 10,296,350 



The Kingdom of Belgium (Dutch: Koninkrijk België; French: Royaume de Belgique; German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in northwest Europe bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Belgium has a population of over ten million people, in an area of around 30,000 square kilometres (11,700 square miles).

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