General

Summary

The Kingdom of Belgium is a country in northwest Europe. It is one of the OECD countries, and a member of the Benelux Customs Union, the EU and the European Economic Area (EAA).

Language(s)

The official languages are Dutch or Flemish (broadly north of Brussels) and French (to the south), and a little German is spoken in the vicinity of the eastern border. English is frequently understood and sometimes used to overcome local language barriers.

International Direct Dialling Codes

00 32

International Country Code

BE

Cities

Capital: Brussels (capital), Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Li├Ęge, Bruges and the ports of Zeebrugge and Ostende

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

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