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Belgium rental properties are primarily found in the major metropolitan areas of Belgium. Common rental types found in Belgium are apartments, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, condos, houses for rent, mobile homes, hotel rooms, vacation rental, furnished rentals short term rentals. Regions and cities if Belgium where housing rentals are found are Antwerp City, Brussels, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant, Hainaut, Liege, Limburg BE, Luxembourg BE, All Cities, Antwerp Province, Namur, Walloon Brabant, West Flanders. Vacation rentals, short term rentals and furnished housing are more common in the metropolitan areas of Belgium.

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Belgium Country Information

Belgium is located in the northwest Europe. It is officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium. It is a small and highly developed country in Europe. Belgium borders on the north by Netherlands, on the east by Germany and Luxembourg, on the south and southwest by France, and northwest by North Sea. Belarus total boundary length is 859 mi. Belarus?s capital is Brussels and it is also the capital of the European Union. It is located in the north-central part of the country. The country has three official languages, they are Dutch, French and German, and many Belgians are speaking English. Belgium has two main linguistic groups, the Dutch-speakers, mostly Flemish, and the French-speakers, mostly Walloons, plus a small group of German-speakers. Belgium total population is 10,827,519 in 2010 estimation. And total area is 11,787 sq mi. Forest and grassland dominate the landscape south of the Sambre-Meuse valley. In this country agriculture sector has been declining for some time. Only two percentage of population is active engages in agriculture. The country major crops are sugar beets, chicory, flax, cereal grains, and potatoes. The cultivation of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants also is important, particularly in Flanders. There is also a significant dairy industry and Belgium is self-sufficient in eggs, butter, and milk. Manufacturing is the major economic activity in the provinces of East Flanders, Limburg, and Hainaut. Belgium?s main imports are raw materials motor vehicles, chemicals, textiles, and food products. The country major exports are motor vehicles, chemicals and pharmaceutical products, machinery, plastics, diamonds, food and livestock, textile products, and iron and steel. Belgium has a temperate, maritime climate. The average temperature is lowest in January at 3 °C (37.4 °F) and highest in July at 18 °C (64.4 °F).

Belgium Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Belgium is small European Country. It has European culture or Western culture. Folk festivals play a major role in the country's cultural life. The country has traditional folk culture is in marked contrast to modern forms of popular culture. Folk culture is kept alive in a variety of indoor and outdoor museums. The Belgium is the arts of the 20th century and its maintenance of the folk cultures of past eras. Belgium has many attractions and activities. It is a center for Europe?s more beauties. The Grand Place is the heart of Brussels and has been since the middle ages. The distinctive statue has been described as the Eiffel Tower of Brussels and tourists throng the streets in search of the tiny urinating urchin. The palace is occupied in front of Brussels Park, itself well worth exploring, and directly opposite the modern Parliament building as if symbolically representing the country's system of government, a constitutional monarchy. The country plays only one sport, it probably would be football. Another popular sport is cycling in Belgium.

Belgium Country Demographics

Belgium total population - 10,414,336
Belgium male population - 50,97,835
Belgium female population - 53,16,501

Belgium School Information

Belgium has high standards of its educational systems. The education is regulated and for the larger part financed by one of the three communities in Belgium. The Belgium schools are divided in three groups. They are schools owned by the communities, subsidized public schools and subsidized free schools. In Belgium people study compulsory education lasts 12 years, from the age of six to 18. The general school year starts in September for preprimary through secondary education and in the second week of October at universities. Secondary school can be four types. They are General, Technical, Vocational and Art. Each type consists of a set of different directions that may vary from school to school. This gives students the choice of pursuing specialized interests or vocations from a very young age. Higher education is organized by the two main communities in Belgium. They are Flemish Community and the French Community.

Belgium Country Symbols

Belgium state Flag
Belgium state Flag
Belgium state Mammal
Belgium state Mammal
Belgium state Bird
Belgium state Bird
Common Kestrel
Belgium state Flower
Belgium state Flower
Red Poppy
Belgium state Song
Belgium state Song
La Brabançonne

Belgium Country History

Belgium as an independent country, the country independence was received in 1830 from the Netherlands. Belgium has a long and rich history. In the first century BC, the Romans defeated the local tribes and created the province of Gallia Belgica. During the 5th century a gradual immigration by Germanic Frankish tribes brought the area under the rule of the Merovingian kings. During the 8th century gradual shift of power led the kingdom of the Franks to evolve into the Carolingian Empire. On the period of 1568-1648 the country divided into two parts. They are the northern United Provinces and the Southern Netherlands. Following the Campaigns of 1794 of the French Revolutionary Wars, the Southern Netherlands were invaded and annexed by the First French Republic in 1795, ending Habsburg rule. In the year of 1815 the reunification of the Low Countries as the United Kingdom of the Netherlands occurred at the dissolution of the First French Empire. The European powers were fearful of Belgium either becoming a republic or being annexed to France. The major powers in Europe agreed, and on July 21, 1831, the first king of the Belgians, Leopold of Saxe-Coburg was inaugurated. On the 1830 uprising led to independence from the Netherlands. French was originally the single official language adopted by the nobility and the bourgeoisie. French became the official language of government after the separation from the Netherlands in 1830. The Belgium culture was dominated by the French influence, reinforced by economic domination of the industrial south. Now Belgium is the highly developed country in Europe.

Belgium Country Tourist Information

Belgium is a small country but it has a big influence in Europe as the hub of the European Union in Brussels, its capital city. There are many tourist attractions. There are many places of interest to visit for their inherent cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, or amusement opportunities. Belgium has six top tourist attractions. They are Antwerp Belgium it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Belgium. The Brussels, it is the capital of Belgium and the administrative centre of the European Union. It is also home for NATO and the European Union serves as the diplomatic hub of Europe. Bruges is Belgium's most popular destination and one of Western Europe's most visited medieval cities. Waterloo is one of Belgium's main tourist attractions, with hundreds of thousands visitors coming each year to look over the plains from the Lion of Waterloo. The other 2 classic tourist attractions in Belgium are Ghent and Leuven. The country is home for many tourist attractions.

Belgium Country Transportation

Belgium transportation is facilitated with well developed road, air, rail and water facilities. Belgium road network is managed by regional authorities. The road network in Belgium is made of highways, national roads and communal roads. The road network comprises 145,774 km (90,584 mi) of paved highways, including 1,674 km (1,040 mi) of expressways. The country railway system is operated by the government-controlled Belgian National Railway Company, known as SNCB in French and NMBS in Dutch. Both companies are held by a third company, named SNCB/NMBS Holding. Belgium has a regional railway network of 27,950 km (17,367 mi). Belgium has 42 airports, 25 with paved runways in 2001 estimation. Airplane passengers in Belgium can use 5 airports, the largest of which being the Brussels Airport. The other airports are the Ostend-Bruges International Airport, the Brussels-South Charleroi Airport, the Liège Airport and the Antwerp International Airport. The country waterways are in regular commercial use.

Belgium Taxes

Belgium Country Maximum Personal Income tax - 50%
Belgium Country Payroll tax - 35%
Belgium Country Goods and service tax - 24.6%
Belgium Country Personal income tax - 31.7%
Belgium Country Property tax - 3.3%
Belgium Country Social security Contribution by employer - 19%
Belgium Country Social security Employees contribution - 9.9%
Belgium Country Income tax rates - 25% to 55% Belgium Country dividends tax on Banks and stockbrokers - 25%
Belgium Country Local taxes - 0% to 10%
Belgium Country corporate income tax - 39%
Belgium Country tax on Nondistributed profits - 28% to 41%
Belgium Country value-added tax general rate on industrial goods - 21%
Belgium Country value-added tax reduced rate on basic necessities - 6%
Belgium Country value-added tax interim rate on certain other products - 12%

Belgium Universities

Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp,- 15,000 Students
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Brussels - 18,500 Students
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels - 10,837 Students
Universiteit Gent, Ghent - 32,000 Students
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven - 36,923 Students
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Kortrijk - 1183 Students
Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen, Campus Paardenmarkt, Campus Blairon, Campus 't Zuid, ... - 7,100 Students
Hogeschool Gent, Ghent, Belgium - 16,000 Students
Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen, West-Flanders Belgium - 5000 Students
Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Brussels, Belgium - 4,500 Students
Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium - 200 Students
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium - 380 Students
Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium - 400 Students
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Leuven & Ghent & Saint-Petersburg, Belgium & Russia - 380 Students
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium - 21,000 Students
University of Liège, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium - 17,000 Students
University of Mons, Mons, Belgium - 5.700 Students
Universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - 23,360 Students
Facultes universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium - 4,287 Students

Belgium Religions

Belgium Christian Population is 60%
Belgium Roman Catholic Population is 75%
Belgium Protestant Population is 25%
Belgium Muslim Population is 4%
Belgium Buddhist Population is 0.29%
Belgium Hindu Population is 0.07%
Belgium Others Population is 0.83%
Belgium Non-religious Population is 43%
Belgium Jewish Population is 0.2%

Belgium Province

Antwerpen Province, Belgium - Population 1,715,707
Hainaut Province, Belgium - Population 1,283,200
Liège Province, Belgium - Population 1,034,000
Limburg Province, Belgium - Population 826,690
Luxembourg Province, Belgium- Population 256,004
Namur Province, Belgium - Population 455 863
Oost-Vlaanderen Province, Belgium - Population 1,408,484
West-Vlaanderen Province, Belgium - Population 1,150,487
Walloon Brabant Province, Belgium - Population 347,423
Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium - Population 1,060,232

Belgium Country Government

Belgium is a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy. The Belgian Parliament consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. Belgian government is divided into five levels of authority. The House of Representatives has directly elected 150 members. The Council of Ministers is chaired by the Prime Minister and consists of the ministerial heads of the executive departments. The Federal Government is responsible for defence, law and order, social security, agriculture, justice, general foreign affairs and monetary and fiscal policy. Belgium?s three communities are responsible for culture, language, education, welfare and health care within each Community. Belgium is divided into 10 provinces and 589 municipalities. A governor appointed by the King presides over each province because he is supported by an elected Provincial Council of 47 to 84 members which sits only four weeks a year. The judicial system is based on civil law and originates from the Napoleonic code. The Catholic Party Liberal Party and the Socialist Parties are still dominating Belgian governments, but they have evolved substantially in character and face new electoral challengers.

Belgium country Economy

As of 2007 the Belgium rank was 15th in the world by trading and the country was greatly industrialized. Belgium economy is service based economy. In 19th century Industrial Revolution is started first at Europe country Belgium. Steel industry is the main income for the Belgium economy. Belgium imported items are raw products, machinery, chemicals, diamonds, pharmaceuticals, oil and food items and exports are machinery, finished diamonds and metals. The Belgium economy is based on agriculture, industry, mined and services. The agricultural outputs are sugar beets, vegetables, grain, tobacco, beef and dairy products. The mined outputs are oil and natural gas. The manufacturing outputs are vehicles, scientific instruments, chemicals, textiles, glass, petroleum and metals. As of 2011 Belgium GDP grew by 2.04 compared with previous year.

Belgium country Parks

Currently there is only one national park in Belgium, i.e Hoge Kempen National Park. It is the first national park in Flemish Region in Belgium. It is located between Genk and Meuse Valley, Belgium. The area is covered mostly with purple flowering heathland and pine woods. There are five locations where visitors can enter the park they are Station As in As, Station Pietersheim in Lanaken, Station Mechelse Heide in Maasmechelen, Station Kattevennen in Genk and Station Lieteberg in Zutendaal. This is also has cycling routes which take travelers through the Regional Kempen and Maasland Landscape.