Belgium: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Brussels (& largest city)

Population: 11.35 million (2018 census)

Language(s): Dutch, German & French

Monarch: King Philippe

Prime Minister: Charles Michel

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 30,528 km2 (11,787 mi2)

Dialing Code: +32

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Belgian (what’s this?)

Endonyms: ‘België‘ (in Dutch); ‘Belgique‘ (in French); or ‘Belgien‘ (in German)
(their names for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 16

Smoking Age: 16

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)

Country Code (ISO): BE (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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