20 January 2017

In January 2017 two Belgian music festivals, Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop, were a big hit at the European Festival Awards gala held in the Groningen district of the Netherlands.

18 January 2017

The Belgian biotechnology company Univercells, based in Gosselies, is receiving 12 million US dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a platform which is able to produce vaccines for developing countries at substantially lower costs.

16 January 2017

The Belgian engineer Clement Hiel has won the Tibbetts Award, a prestigious American prize for innovation. He received the prize for the design of a radar tower made of composite materials for the American Air Force.

02 December 2016

Antwerp ranks among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, and is hoping to attract extra tourists thanks to its excellent reputation in that respect.

Events

21 January 2017 - 29 January 2017

The Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA) is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fairs. 132 galleries from 16 different countries are represented and show 10,000 to 15,000 objects at the fair.

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Kingdom of Belgium

Capital   Brussels
Area   30,528 km²
Population   11 million
Population Density   365 inhabitants/km²
Languages   Dutch, French, German
Political System   Monarchy
Head of State   H.M. King Philippe
Hymn   Brabançonne
Motto   Strength through Unity
Currency   Euro
GDP   $524,8 Billion

Did you know ?

Did you know there is a historical connection between Belgium and Antarctica?