Belgium is divided into the Dutch and Flemish-speaking region of Flanders, the French-speaking region of Wallonia & the ‘capital region’ of Brussels.

It has a population is 11.3 million.

It holds the record for the longest period for a modern country without a government: 589 days in 2010-11 before the Flemish and Walloon parties could form a coalition.

It was a founder member of the EU, then known as the EEC (European Economic Community), in 1958.

The country is famous for beer (it brews over 1,100 varieties), and also chocolate and waffles.

Discover more at Visit Belgium for Brussels and Wallonia and Visit Flanders for Brussels and Flanders.

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