Belgium Belgium (Dutch: BelgiŽ; French: Belgique; German: Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal monarchy in Western Europe.
It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.
Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of about 11 million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population and Brussels inhabitants, which comprises 41% of all Belgians.
Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who are officially recognized.
Belgium's two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia.
The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region.
A German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia.
Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of government.

Belgium's Notable Births
1929 May 04
Audrey Hepburn, actress (born at Bruxelles,Belgium) (dead 1993 January 20) Taurus
Jan Van Eyck, painter (born at Maaseik, Belgium) (dead 1441)
1898 November 21
Rene Magritte, painter belga (born at Lessines, Belgium) (dead 1967 August 15) Scorpio
1962 June 05
Search with google:Astrid Quenn of BelgioAstrid Quenn of Belgio , Noble (born at Bruxelles, Belgium) Gemini
1945 June 17
Search with google:Eddy MerckxEddy Merckx , cycle driver (born at Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium) Gemini
1952 February 13
Search with google:Freddy MaertensFreddy Maertens , cycle driver (born at Nieuwpoort,Belgium) Aquarius
1960 October 18
Search with google:Jean Claude Van DammeJean Claude Van Damme , actor (born at Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium) Libra
Belgium's Notable Deaths
Jan Van Eyck, painter (dead at Bruges,Belgium) (born (1390))
1640 May 30
Pieter Paul Rubens, painter fiammingo (dead at Anversa, Belgium) (born 1577 June 28) Cancer
1967 August 15
Rene Magritte, painter belga (dead at Brussels, Belgium) (born 1898 November 21) Scorpio

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