06 December 2016

By mid-2017 Belgium will get its own space agency. The Interfederal Space Agency of Belgium, ISAB in short, will have an annual budget of 200 million euro and employ around 60 people.

19 November 2016

A page from the 'Explorers on the Moon' book has been sold for the record sum of 1.55 million euros at an auction in Paris.

24 October 2016

The Belgian Empire Crew has won the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in the mega crew division. Following the European title, it is the second biggest victory of the year for the crew of twenty dancers.

21 November 2016

Eleven new Belgian restaurants can boast a Michelin star in 2017. There are also two Belgian three-star restaurants in the famous culinary guide. This confirms Belgium's status of one of the best gastronomic countries in the world.

Events

02 December 2016 - 09 December 2016

From 2 to 9 December 2016, the 16th edition of the 'Mediterranean Film Festival' will take place in Brussels.

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 that roller skates were invented by a Belgian?