Belgium for the win!!! The Belgium National Futbol Soccer Team has surprised the world!
Brazil Futbol defeated in the quarterfinals of The 2018 World Cup by a really good, hardworking, and under the radar team from Belgium.
This Belgium team scores and scores often, their defense is well trained and has made it very difficult for their opponents to score.
Belgium, let us learn more about its people, culture, economy, history, geography and more.
1. The national flag of Belgium was adopted in 1931. It is a tricolor with black, yellow and red vertical strips.
2. The Belgian Franc was replaced by the Euro in 2002. The Euro is used by 19 out of the 28 European Union countries. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and the United Kingdom are the EU members that do not use the euro.
3. The metric system is the legal standard of weights and measures in Belgium.
4. Belgium is a densely populated country. It has an area of 30,528 square kilometers and a population in excess of 11 million. Belgium occupies the same area as the state of Maryland.
5. France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherland border Belgium. Belgium is divided into three main geographical regions with the coastal plain in the north-west, the central plateau and the Ardennes uplands in the south-east.
6. Belgium consists of three federal regions – Flanders, Brussels, and Wallonia. See the map below. The map of Belgium showing the three federal regions – Flanders, Brussels, and Wallonia. Image credit – Wikitravel.org
The map of Belgium showing the three federal regions – Flanders, Brussels, and Wallonia.
credit – Wikitravel.org
Brussels – the capital of Belgium – has a majority of French-speaking (85%) population. However, both French and Dutch are its official languages.
7. The Dutch and French-speaking linguistic groups are the two main groups in Belgium. The country also has a small percentage of German speakers who live in the eastern part of the country.
8. The French-speaking population of the country is called Walloons who are residing in the five southern provinces.
9. The Dutch-speaking population is concentrated in the five northern and northeastern provinces. The northern part of Belgium is less hilly than the southern part
10. Brussels – the capital of Belgium – has a majority of French-speaking (85%) population. However, both French and Dutch are its official languages.