Europe

Belgium profile

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Europe
Poster advertising Tintin exhibition
Comic strip hero Tintin was created by Belgian cartoonist Herge
  • Full name: Kingdom of Belgium
  • Population: 10.8 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Brussels
  • Area: 30,528 sq km (11,787 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Dutch, French, German
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Machinery and electrical equipment, chemicals, vehicles, metals, diamonds
  • GNI per capita: US $45,930 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .be
  • International dialling code: +32