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Belgium map

Map of the country Belgium

The Belgium map shows the map of Belgium offline. This map of Belgium will allow you to orient yourself in Belgium in Western Europe. The Belgium map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The Belgians are known to enjoy good health. According to 2012 estimates, the average life expectancy is 79.65 years. Since 1960, life expectancy has, in line with the European average, grown by two months per year. Death in Belgium is mainly due to heart and vascular disorders, neoplasms, disorders of the respiratory system and unnatural causes of death (accidents, suicide). Non-natural causes of death and cancer are the most common causes of death for females up to age 24 and males up to age 44. Healthcare in Belgium is financed through both social security contributions and taxation. Health insurance is compulsory. Health care is delivered by a mostly private system of independent medical practitioners and hospitals. Most of the time each provided service is directly paid by the patient and reimbursed later on by health insurance companies. Belgian health care system is supervised and financed by the federal government, the three Communities and the three Regions, i.e. six distinct Ministries (the Flemish Community and Region have merged) as you can see in Belgium map.

Following a usage which can be traced back to the Burgundian and Habsburgian courts, in the 19th century it was necessary to speak French to belong to the governing upper class, and those who could only speak Dutch were effectively second-class citizens as its shown in Belgium map. Late that century, and continuing into the 20th century, Flemish movements evolved to counter this situation. While the Walloons and most Brusselers adopted French as their first language, the Flemings refused to do so and succeeded progressively in imposing Dutch as Flanders official language. Following World War II, Belgian politics became increasingly dominated by the autonomy of its two main language communities. Intercommunal tensions rose and the constitution was amended to minimise the potential for conflict.

Because of its location at the crossroads of Western Europe, Belgium has historically been the route of invading armies from its larger neighbours. With virtually defenceless borders, Belgium has traditionally sought to avoid domination by the more powerful nations which surround it through a policy of mediation as its mentioned in Belgium map. The Concert of Europe sanctioned the creation of Belgium in 1831 on the condition that the country remain strictly neutral. This policy of neutrality ended after the experience of German occupation during World War I. In the years preceding World War II, Belgium tried to return to a policy of neutrality, but once again, Germany invaded the country. In 1948, Belgium signed the Treaty of Brussels with the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, and one year later became one of the founding members of the Atlantic Alliance.

Belgium on map

Belgium on the map

Belgium on map shows the map of the country Belgium. Belgium on the map will allow you to plan your travel in Belgium in Western Europe. The Belgium map labeled is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The Belgian economy is heavily service-oriented and shows a dual nature: a dynamic Flemish economy and a Walloon economy that lags behind as you can see in Belgium on map. One of the founding members of the European Union, Belgium strongly supports an open economy and the extension of the powers of EU institutions to integrate member economies. Since 1922, through the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union, Belgium and Luxembourg have been a single trade market with customs and currency union. By the end of the 1980s, Belgian macroeconomic policies had resulted in a cumulative government debt of about 120% of GDP. As of 2006, the budget was balanced and public debt was equal to 90.30% of GDP. In 2005 and 2006, real GDP growth rates of 1.5% and 3.0%, respectively, were slightly above the average for the Euro area.

The Belgian Armed Forces have about 46,000 active troops. This number corresponded in 2009 to a yearly defence budget of $6 billion (11th in the EU) or 1.24% of GDP (19th in the EU) as its shown in Belgium on map. They are organised into one unified structure which consists of four main components: Land Component, or the Army; Air Component, or the Air Force; Naval Component, or the Navy; Medical Component. The operational commands of the four components are subordinate to the Staff Department for Operations and Training of the Ministry of Defence, which is headed by the Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Training, and to the Chief of Defence. The effects of World War II made collective security a priority for Belgian foreign policy. In March 1948 Belgium signed the Treaty of Brussels, and then joined NATO in 1948. However the integration of the armed forces into NATO did not begin until after the Korean War.

Contributions to the development of science and technology have appeared throughout the country history. The 16th century Early Modern flourishing of Western Europe included cartographer Gerardus Mercator, anatomist Andreas Vesalius, herbalist Rembert Dodoens and mathematician Simon Stevin among the most influential scientists as its mentioned in Belgium on map. Chemist Ernest Solvay and engineer Zenobe Gramme (École Industrielle de Liège) gave their names to the Solvay process and the Gramme dynamo, respectively, in the 1860s. Bakelite was developed in 1907–1909 by Leo Baekeland. Ernest Solvay also acted as a major philantropist and gave its name to the Solvay Institute of Sociology, the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry which are now part of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Detailed map of Belgium

Map of Belgium detailed

The detailed map of Belgium shows a labeled and large map of the country Belgium. This detailed map of Belgium will allow you to orient yourself in Belgium in Western Europe. The detailed Belgium map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Almost all of the Belgian population is urban—97% in 2004. The population density of Belgium is 342 per square kilometre (886 per square mile) as you can see in the Detailed map of Belgium. The most densely inhabited area is Flanders, and in particular the Flemish Diamond, outlined by the Antwerp–Leuven–Brussels–Ghent agglomerations. In 2007, there were 1.38 million foreign-born residents in Belgium, corresponding to 12.9% of the total population. Of these, 685 000 (6.4%) were born outside the EU and 695 000 (6.5%) were born in another EU Member State. The Ardennes have the lowest density. As of 2006, the Flemish Region had a population of about 6,078,600, with Antwerp (457,749), Ghent (230,951) and Bruges (117,251) its most populous cities; Wallonia had 3,413,978, with Charleroi (201,373), Liège (185,574) and Namur (107,178) its most populous. Brussels houses 1,018,804 in the Capital Region 19 municipalities, two of which have over 100,000 residents.

Belgium has three official languages, which are in order of native speaker population in Belgium: Dutch, French and German. A number of non-official minority languages are spoken as well. As no census exists, there are no official statistical data regarding the distribution or usage of Belgium three official languages or their dialects. However, various criteria, including the language(s) of parents, of education, or the second-language status of foreign born, may provide suggested figures. An estimated 59% of the Belgian population speaks Dutch (often colloquially referred to as "Flemish"), and 40% of the population speaks French; (the speakers are often colloquially referred to as "Walloon") as its shown in the Detailed map of Belgium. Total Dutch speakers are 6.23 million, concentrated in the northern Flanders region, while French speakers comprise 3.32 million in Wallonia and an estimated 0.87 million or 85% of the officially bilingual Brussels-Capital Region.

Since Belgium independence, Roman Catholicism, counterbalanced by strong freethought movements, has had an important role in Belgium politics. However Belgium is largely a secular country as the laicist constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the government generally respects this right in practice. During the reigns of Albert I and Baudouin, the monarchy had a reputation of deeply rooted Catholicism as its mentioned in the Detailed map of Belgium. Roman Catholicism has traditionally been Belgium majority religion; being especially strong in Flanders. However, by 2009 Sunday church attendance was 5% for Belgium in total; 3% in Brussels, and 5.4% in Flanders. Church attendance in 2009 in Belgium is roughly half of the Sunday church attendance in 1998 (11% for the total of Belgium in 1998). Despite the 6% drop in Sunday church attendance in Belgium from 11% to 5% over this nine-year period, Catholicism nevertheless remains an important force in society.

Map of Northern Belgium

Map of North Belgium

Map of Northern Belgium shows the North part of the country Belgium. Northern Belgium map will allow you to easily explore areas of the North of Belgium in Western Europe. The map of Northern Belgium is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Most people think they have Flanders – the Dutch-speaking northern half of Belgium – figured out: beer, chocolate and the EU are the standard tag lines as you can see in the Map of Northern Belgium. Once labelled ‘boring’, the region is now being radically reappraised thanks to its refreshing mish-mash of buzzing cosmopolitan cities and relaxed rural villages, which allow travellers to visit Unesco-listed highlights such as Brussels Grand Place or Bruges romantic canals one day, and snug off-the-beaten-track sites like the bewitched village of Laarne the next. Flanders appeal lies in its ability to really satisfy life fundamental desires: thirsts are quenched (or should we say drenched) with the choice of over 400 beers, hungry tummies are filled with Europe most-respected cuisine, and eyes can feast on the works of world-renowned artists and cartoonists.

It is a hard heart that is not charmed by Lier. This small town, equidistant between Antwerp and Mechelen, is officially older than Brussels, having received its town charter in 1227, 15 years prior to the capital. It was also the stage for one of the most famous marriages in history. To prevent arguments breaking out between the competing cities of Ghent, Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp, it was decided that Philip the Fair and Johanna of Castille would marry in Lier as its shown in the Map of Northern Belgium. The story goes that they fell in love at first sight – she was 16, he was 18 – and Philip insisted that the marriage took place that very evening, presumably so the lustful teenager could consummate the marriage as soon as possible. Among their six children was Charles V, who would rise to become Holy Roman Emperor.

People come from far and wide to visit Flanders most complete, and beautiful, castle. Surrounded by a moat and rich woodland, Ooidonk Castle once belonged to Philippe II de Montmorency-Nivelle, also known as the Count Hoorn, who was executed on Brussels Grand-Place alongside Count Egmont for resisting Spanish rule as its mentioned in the Map of Northern Belgium. The castle suffered extensive damage during the religious wars of 1579 and was rebuilt in the Flemish-Spanish style you see today. You are free to wander the lovely gardens all week, but the interior is only open at weekends because the current owner, Henri t’Kint de Roodenbeke, still lives in the castle. Its collection of period furniture, paintings, tapestries and silver is sumptuous. While in the area, we highly advise stopping off for creative Flemish classics at restaurant Bachtekerke, whose tree-lined terrace on the banks of the Leie river was voted the best in Belgium by Gault&Millau in 2018.

Map of Southern Belgium

Map of South Belgium

Map of Southern Belgium shows the South part of the country Belgium. Southern Belgium map will allow you to easily explore areas of the South of Belgium in Western Europe. The map of Southern Belgium is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

For something a little different to cities, head to southern Belgium where you will find sprawling woodland, rolling hills, and striking cliffs, plus a range of other things to see and do. You could choose to visit the Caves of Han, one of Europe largest underground cave systems, go to one of two amazing citadels in Namur or Dinant, or spend time wandering around one of the region many museums as you can see in the Map of Southern Belgium. As a nation, it is fair to say that Belgium is not known for its wine-making prowess, but the exception is the village of Torgny. Situated in the Gaume region of Wallonia, at the southernmost point of the country, the village 200-plus residents lay claim to their very own microclimate which makes it one of the best spots in Belgium for growing grapes.

Dominated by an impeccably preserved 8th-century medieval castle that looms large over the town, Bouillon is at the heart of a broader landscape that is awash with dark forests, ravines, steep hills and cliffs – all dotted with castles, abbeys and tales of yore. Located in the Semois Valley in the Ardennes region of southern Belgium, a short hop from the French border, the town is an outdoor lover dream, with numerus walking paths and cycle-tracks as its shown in the Map of Southern Belgium. For hard-earned refreshments, the acclaimed brewery of Bouillon runs daily beer sampling tours, and there are also enticing patisseries and several excellent restaurants.

Meuse Valley, a valley in a European country means the very best of mother nature. Located in the southern part of Belgium, you can get the true feel of a lush countryside. Take a boating trip across the river, admire the beautiful scenery and visit the beautiful towns surrounded by dense forests. This is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Belgium, located between the towns of Dinant and Namur as its mentioned in the Map of Southern Belgium. Built at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse Rivers in southern Belgium, Namur is yet another small city with an immense historic value. A strategic vantage point since the early Middle Ages, the rocky spur between the two rivers is topped by the majestic Citadel of Namur, which at one point was one of the most powerful strongholds in Europe. This great location has been a blessing in disguise for Namur, for the city has been the center of many wars and battles over the course of its history.