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Formal Name Kingdom of Belgium (Royaume de Belgique/Koninkrijk Belgie)
Capital Brussels
Main Cities Antwerp
Official Language Dutch, French, German
Currency Euro (€). 1 Euro = 100 cents
Dialling Code +32
Emergency numbers 100, 101 and 112
Time Zone CET (UTC + 1)
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March (clocks go forward by an hour) through to the last Sunday in October (clocks go back by an hour).
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 230 volts AC; frequency of 50 hertz
Government Federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy
Population 10,431,477 (July 2011 est.)
Climate Temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy
Land Surface 30,278 sq km
Coastline 66.5 km
Belgian flag Belgian flag


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