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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

BEL

Website

Belgium

Established

10/4/1830

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

9/24/2007


Political Parties

Regions

Brussels

Flanders

Wallonia

Province

Antwerpen

Brabant Wallon

Hainaut

Liege

Limburg

Luxembourg

Namur

Oost-Vlaanderen

Vlaams-Brabant

West-Vlaanderen

Prime Minister

Prime Minister

Monarchy

King of Belgium

Language Community

Flemish Community of Belgium

French Community of Belgium

German Community of Belgium

Parliament

Chamber of Representatives

Senate


DESCRIPTION

Kingdom of Belgium Royaume de Belgique Koninkrijk Belgie The Kingdom of Belgium is a Western European nation bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands. With its capital in Brussels, Belgium is comprised of ten provinces and three administrative regions. The people of Belgium are ethnic Flemish and Walloon. On October 4, 1830, Belgium declared its independence from the Netherlands. On July 21, 1831 King Leopold I ascended the throne and the date is celebrated as the national holiday. Belgium has only recently devolved into a federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch. The Monarch is the Head of State. The Prime Minister is Head of Government. Parliament is made up of two houses, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. In 2000, Belgium adopted three tiers of government: Federal, Regional and Linguistic Community. Each have autonomous governing bodies with premiers and parliaments. Religious Adherents http://www.thearda.com/internationalData/countries/Country_22_2.asp Christian 84.40% Non-religious 9.50% Muslim 3.60% Atheist 1.90% Buddhist 0.20% Jewish 0.20% Confucianist 0.10%


INFO LINKS

Federal Parliament of Belgium

Federal Government of Belgium

Prime Minister of Belgium


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MEDIA

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

11/30/2013 8:00 pm

Proposed Legislation

Belgium: Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia

IndyGeorgia

12/5/2011 5:00 pm

Announcement

Belgium secures government after record deadlock

IndyGeorgia

2/18/2011 5:45 am

News

Some 10,000 Belgians celebrate world record of no government

Homegrown Democrat

12/16/2010 2:00 pm

Interview

Belgium Has No Future: Interview with Flemish Separatist De Wever

Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!

7/15/2008 3:00 pm

News

Belgium government collapses, King holds talks

Patrick

12/20/2007 1:15 am

News

Belgian PM agrees deal for interim government

Gerald Farinas

9/4/2007 10:00 am

General

Scientology Faces Criminal Charges

RP


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