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Antwerp City
Bastogne Historic Walk Hike
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Blegny Municipality
Boussu Municipality
Bruges City
Brussels City
Charleroi Municipality
Diksmuide Town
Dranouter Village
Ghent City
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Leuven City
Liege City
Mons Municipality
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Waterloo Town
Ypres Place

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FoodTypeDescription
Belgian Endive Vegetable
Belgian Fries
Liege Waffle Bakery Goods Sweeter than traditional Brussels Belgian waffles
Moules-Frites Shellfish
Pistolet



Information »

Location

Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Belgium:
Locale Type Nation

Data
Demonym: Belgian
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 15


Vicinage »

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Brussels-Capital Region Region
Flanders Region
Wallonia Region

History »

Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. - The World Factbook


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