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WorldView - Europe

Belgium

US Dept of State - Belgium

"Belgium, a highly developed market economy, belongs to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a group of leading industrialized democracies. With a geographic area about equal to that of Maryland, and a population of 10.6 million, Belgian per capita GDP ranks among the world's highest." more...

Global Edge

"Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU." more...

CIA World Factbook

"This modern, private-enterprise economy has capitalized on its central geographic location, highly developed transport network, and diversified industrial and commercial base. Industry is concentrated mainly in the populous Flemish area in the north. With few natural resources, Belgium must import substantial quantities of raw materials and export a large volume of manufactures, making its economy vulnerable to volatility in world markets." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"Belgium is a highly developed and stable democracy with a modern economy. Tourist facilities are widely available." more...

Languages of Belgium

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Belgium - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...