Belgium

Key Country Facts

Population: 11.4 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Belgian men are the second tallest in the world measuring on average 181.7 cm (over 5’9)!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Bruges, Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Groeningemuseum

Other Information:

Major exports: chemicals, machinery, equipment, diamonds, metals, and foodstuffs

The capital of Belgium is Brussels. There are approximately 11,409, 077 people living here (2016). The official languages of the country are Dutch, French, and German. Belgians predominantly practice Roman Catholicism. The time zone is 6 hours ahead of EST.

Tourists would enjoy the rich culture and medieval architecture of Bruges, like the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Groeningemuseum, a museum of classical Flemish art.

One fun fact about is that Belgian men are the second tallest in the world measuring on average  181.7 cm (over 5’9). The tallest men in the world are Dutchmen, measuring on average 182.5 cm!

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