Belgium is a country located in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, and France to the south. The capital and largest city is Brussels. The official languages are Dutch, French, and German. The currency is the Euro. The population is around 11.5 million.
Belgium has a temperate maritime climate and its economy is highly developed and industrialized, with a strong emphasis on services, particularly finance and transportation. The country is also known for its chocolate and beer industries.
Belgium is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, with the King as the ceremonial head of state and the Prime Minister as the head of government. The country has a complex system of government, with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches for the federal government and for each of the country's three regions (Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels-Capital Region) and three language communities (Dutch, French, and German).
Belgium has a rich history and culture, with a mix of Germanic, Latin, and Celtic influences. The country is home to many historic sites and landmarks, including the medieval city of Bruges, the Gothic architecture of Brussels, and the Art Nouveau buildings of Antwerp. Belgium is also known for its art, particularly the works of the Flemish Primitives, and its cuisine, which is known for its chocolate, beer, and waffles.
Belgium is known for its picturesque cities and landscapes, including the Ardennes forest, the Meuse valley and the flat polders in the Flemish region. The country is also home to many famous museums, such as the Magritte Museum and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts.
Belgium has a diverse and multicultural society and it is also known for hosting the headquarters of the European Union and NATO.
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