Belgium Country Profile

Capital: Brussels

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Travel Advice: Belgium Travel Advice

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Belgium, country of north western Europe. It is one of the smallest and most densely populated European countries, and it has been, since its independence in 1830, a representative democracy headed by a hereditary constitutional monarch. Initially, Belgium had a unitary form of government. In the 1980s and ’90s, however, steps were taken to turn Belgium into a federal state with powers shared among the regions of Flanders, Wallonia, and the Brussels-Capital Region.

Guild houses along the Lys River in Ghent

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