Belgium

[ bel-juh m ]
/ ˈbɛl dʒəm /

noun

a kingdom in W Europe, bordering the North Sea, N of France. 11,779 sq. mi. (30,508 sq. km). Capital: Brussels.

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French Bel·gique [bel-zheek] /bɛlˈʒik/; Flemish Bel·gi·ë [bel-khee-uh] /ˈbɛl xi ə/.
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British Dictionary definitions for belgium

Belgium
/ (ˈbɛldʒəm) /

noun

a federal kingdom in NW Europe: at various times under the rulers of Burgundy, Spain, Austria, France, and the Netherlands before becoming an independent kingdom in 1830. It formed the Benelux customs union with the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1948 and and was a founder member of the Common Market, now the European Union. It consists chiefly of a low-lying region of sand, woods, and heath (the Campine) in the north and west, and a fertile undulating central plain rising to the Ardennes Mountains in the southeast. Languages: French, Flemish (Dutch), German. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Brussels. Pop: 10 444 268 (2013 est). Area: 30 513 sq km (11 778 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for belgium

Belgium

Monarchy in northwestern Europe, bordered by the North Sea and The Netherlands to the north, Germany and Luxembourg to the east, and France to the south. Its capital and largest city is Brussels.

notes for Belgium

Headquarters for the EU and for NATO.
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