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BELGIUM

Population: 10.2 million
Size: 30,518 sq. km.
Official Language: Flemish, French & German
Capital: Brussels
Currency: Euro

Squeezed between the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France, Belgium is one of Europe's lesser known countries. Its capital city of Brussels is one of the world's great cosmopolitan cities, home to both the European Union and NATO, as well as a wealth of international trade and finance companies. Belgium boasts medieval cities, quaint towns, gothic cathedrals and town halls, and castles. Belgium has more than 350 delicious beers to choose from, gourmet food and the finest chocolates.

Flanders, in the north, a flatland criss-crossed by canals, is proud of its great art cities, of Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. The 65 km North Sea coastline is monopolised by resorts, except for a few patches of windswept dunes.

To the south in Wallonia, you will find the rolling hills of the picturesque Ardennes, numerous castles, and the cities of Liege, Namur, and Tournai. Seasons are mild, but the warmest months (July and August) are also the wettest.

Visit this link for more information about Belgium:
The Lonely Planet Guide - Belgium

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