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Belgium (Belgique/Belgie)

This section provides relevant information and links about Belgium for those wishing to move there. In addition there are a number of blogs linked to which can provide first-hand experience in life in Belgium as an expat.

Belgium at a glance

Population: 10,431,477 (July 2011 est.)
Major cities – population: BRUSSELS (capital) 1.892 million; Antwerp 961,000 (2009)
Languages: Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
Time difference: UTC+1
Labour force – by occupation: agriculture: 2%
industry: 25%
services: 73% (2007 est.)
Unemployment rate: 8.3% (2010 est.)
Currency: Euro
Internet users: 8.113 million (2009)

Governmental Information

Belgian government portal in English. Dutch, French and German also available.

Recommended Websites/Blogs

Discovering Belgium – The goal of “Discovering Belgium” is to give you some ideas for a day out in Belgium.

CheeseWeb – TThe Guide for Expats in Belgium

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