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  • Brugge Canal
    Famous Belgians

    I now truly believe it is impossible for me to make a bad movie.

    - Jean-Claude Van Damme

  • Belgium Chocolate
    Insider Knowledge

    Belgium produces 220,000 tonnes of chocolate per year. This amounts to 22 kg of chocolate per inhabitant annually. Also saxophones were invented there. Rocking.

  • Belgium Palais
    Know Your Flag

    Belgium's flag was adopted in 1830 after the Belgian Revolution, which began as a riot at the Brussels Opera.

  • Brugge Canal
    Local Wisdom

    The bee, from its industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: Kingdom of Belgium
  • Capital: Brussels
  • Population: 10.5 million
  • Official Language: Dutch & French
  • Currency: Euro
  • Government Type: Federal Parliamentary Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy
  • Academic Year 
    Semester 1: mid-September to mid-January
    Semester 2: early February to late June

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