Belgium is a Western European country, bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and the North Sea. It is a small, densely populated country which covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi).
People: Belgium has approximately11 million people.
Climate: The average temperature in Belgium is the lowest in January. Only at 3 °C (37.4 °F) and highest in July at 18 °C (64.4 °F). The average precipitation per month varies between 54 millimetres (2.1 in) for February or April, to 78 mm (3.1 in) for July.
Language: Dutch, French and German are the three official languages in Belgium .
Economy: Belgium is the world's 15th biggest trading nation in 2007. It works with the rest of European countries in the transport infrastructure industry closely.
The economy of Belgium is featured by a high GNP, highly productive work force, and high exports per capita. Belgium mainly imports foodstuffs, chemicals,transportation equipment, raw materials, machinery and equipment, raw diamonds, pharmaceuticals,and oil products. The main exports are metals, chemicals and metal products, machinery and equipment and finished diamonds.
Time: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2) in Summer (DST)
Capital: Euro (€) (EUR)