Capital City: Brussels
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. The King is head of state and the Prime Minister is head of the government.
Main Languages: Dutch, French and German
Main Religions: Catholicism (but mostly non-practising), small minorities of Muslims, Protestants
Belgium is proud of its food, such as chocolate, waffles and chips, and drink, especially its beer. 800 kinds of beer are brewed in the country.
It is compulsory to vote in Belgian elections.
Belgium is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, on a par with Japan, India and England.
Antwerp is the world’s most important diamond trading centre.