Belgium

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Belgium

The Kingdom of Belgium is a country in northwest Europe bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France and for a short stretch by the North Sea. It is one of the founding and core members of the European Union, hosting its headquarters, as well as those of many other major international organizations, such as NATO. Belgium has a population of over ten-and-a-half million people, in an area of around 30,000 square kilometres (11,700 square miles). Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is linguistically divided. The Dutch-speaking northern region, Flanders, houses 58% of the population. Another 10% inhabits the officially bilingual Brussels-Capital Region, for approximately 85% using French. In this enclave within the Flemish Region however, neither language is the primary one for roughly half of the residents. French is the language in the southern region Wallonia apart from most of the 73,000 inhabitants of its German-speaking Community.This linguistic diversity often leads to political and cultural conflict and is reflected in Belgium's complex system of government and political history. Belgium derives its name from the Latin name of the northernmost part of Gaul, Gallia Belgica, named after a group of mostly Celtic tribes, Belgae. Historically, Belgium has been a part of the Low Countries, which included the Netherlands and Luxembourg and used to cover a somewhat larger region than the current Benelux group of states. From the end of the Middle Ages until the seventeenth century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. From the sixteenth century until the Belgian revolution in 1830, the area at that time called the Southern Netherlands, was the site of many battles between the European powers, and has been dubbed "the battlefield of Europe"and "the cockpit of Europe".

Country:
Belgium
Alternative Name:
Kingdom of Belgium
Date Became
a United Nations Member:
December 27, 1945
Date of Independence:
July 21, 1831 (from the Netherlands)
UN Mission Website:

http://www.diplomatie.be/newyorkun/

Government Website:

http://www.belgium.be/eportal/index.jsp

UN Mission E-mail:

belgium@un.int

Wikipedia Entry:
Belgium
CIA Factbook Entry:
Belgium
UN CyberschoolBus:
Belgium
Google News Search:
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Belgium Maps and Flags


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Maps are for educational purposes only. Not to be used for navigation. Adobe PDF files can be enlarged without losing resolution on large format printers.

Color Cutout Size Flag

Belgium Color Flag (Cutout Size)  622.3 KB

Color flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Color Letter Size Flag

Belgium Color Flag (Letter Size) 272.5 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

Color Tabloid Size Flag

Belgium Color Flag (Tabloid Size) 177.1 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a tabloid size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 10" x 15". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers.

Perspective Color Map

Belgium Color Map (Orthographic Perspective Letter Size) 298.7 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color orthographic perspective (globe) map showing Afghanistan's location is required. Printed map measures 8" wide. Can be enlarged on wide format printers without losing resolution.

Outline Cutout Size Flag

Belgium Outline Flag (Cutout Size) 618.3 KB

Color your own flag for your favorite country! Letter size outline flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Outline Letter Size Flag

Belgium Outline Flag (Letter Size) 259.4 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline flag is required. Students can color their own versions. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Size can vary. Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

PowerPoint

Belgium Microsoft PowerPoint 144.5 KB

This Microsoft PowerPoint file includes full color maps and flags. Contents can be immediately used in onscreen presentations, or cut and pasted into other PowerPoint documents.

Word

Belgium Microsoft Word 145.5 KB

This Microsoft Word file includes full color maps and flags and can be scaled to print on large format printers, or cut and pasted into other Word documents.

Zip Archive

Belgium Zip Archive 2.4 MB

Complete your map collection with all of the PDFs available from unforkids.com! The set includes all available full color and outline maps and flags in one easily downloadable file. Zip compression format.

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