Kingdom of Belgium
Koninkrijk België (Dutch)
Royaume de Belgique (French)
Federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch.
Head of State: King
Capital: Brussels is home to both the European Union and NATO
Belgium is located in north-western Europe. It is surrounded by the
Netherlands, the North Sea, Germany, Luxembourg, and France. There is
a coastline with beaches on the western side of Belgium. The rest of
Belgium is completely landlocked.
In Flanders Fields Poem First published in December, 1915. Within months, this poem came
to symbolize the sacrifices of all who were fighting in the First
World War. Today, the poem continues to be a part of Remembrance Day
ceremonies in Canada and other countries.
The bloodhound is said to be the keenest of all tracking dogs, with ancestry that can be traced to eighth century Belgium.
Belgium has temperate weather, warm in summer
(May to September) and cool to cold in winter, with snow very likely.
Belgium is a small country that is rich in history, art, architecture, castles,
There are three very different regions in Belgium:
Flanders in the north, is a flatland criss-crossed by canals, where
the language is Dutch. There are great art cities in the north; Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent.
Wallonia in the south, is rolling hills of the Ardennes, where the
language is French. There are numerous castles,
and the cities of Liege, Namur, Tournai,
Centrally located is the capital Brussels, a great cosmopolitan city which is officially bilingual.
Belgian cartoonist Peyo (Pierre Culliford) is the creator of the Smurfs.
The Smurfs Fun and Games. (online games, color pages, and more).
Flemish artist who greatly admired flower paintings.
Sax invented the saxophone.
A lot of Belgium recipes.
Eglanteria Coloring Page
Build a Medieval Castle
Build your own medieval castle, complete with towers,
gatehouse and keep.
Belgium Screen Saver
20 pictures of the city of Bruges
In Brussels is a very famous monument the Atomium, that was built for the World Expo in 1958.