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  Municipalities of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belgium is divided into 589 municipalities (Dutch: gemeenten, French: communes, German: Gemeinde) grouped into three regions and 10 provinces, except the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital region which do not belong to any of the 10 provinces.
The municipalities are the smallest administrative subdivisions of Belgium.
After municipalities were merged in 1977 (major merging) and 1983 (merging of the municipalities of Antwerp), the number came down to 589.
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 Belgium - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The first well-documented population move was the conquest of the region by the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC, followed in the 5th century by the Germanic Franks.
An estimated 98 percent of the adult population is literate. Education is compulsory from the ages of six to 18, but many Belgians continue to study until the age of about 23.
Belgians have a reputation for loving waffles and French fries, actually both originally from Belgium; the national food is steak (or mussels) with French fries and lettuce.
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 Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the sixteenth century until the Belgian revolution in 1830, Belgium, at that time called the Southern Netherlands, was the site of many battles between the European powers, and has been dubbed "the battlefield of Europe"[1] or "the cockpit of Europe".
The population density (342 per km² or 886 per sq. mi) of Belgium is one of the highest in Europe, after that of the Netherlands and some smaller countries such as Monaco.
An estimated 98 percent of the adult population is literate.
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 List of Belgian municipalities by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of Belgian municipalities by population, as of January 1, 2005:
Brussels (1,006,749) (counting the capital region as one municipality)
This page was last modified 19:54, 4 September 2006.
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 Belgium
The population density (342 per km²) is one of the highest in Europe, after the Netherlands and some smaller countries such as Monaco.
Mirroring the historical political conflicts between the freethought and Catholic segments of the population, the Belgian educational system in each communities is split into a laïque branch controlled by the communities, the provinces, or the municipalities, and a subsidised religious—mostly Catholic—branch controlled by both the communities and the religious authorities—usually the dioceses.
Belgians have a reputation for loving waffles and French fries, both originally from Belgium; the national food is steak (or mussels) with French fries.
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 The Ultimate Belgium Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Belgian policy in the administration and sociocultural development of these countries has been heavily criticised, many seeing Belgian decisions as contributing significantly to the troubles in Rwanda in the 1990s when a genocide took place, with an estimated 1 million casualties.
Belgium is divided into three communities, the Flemish community, the French-speaking community and the German-speaking community, and in three regions: Brussels (mainly Dutch- and French-speaking, with a population of 980,000), Flemish region (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 5,900,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,360,000).
Both the Dutch spoken in Belgium and the Belgian French have small vocabulary differences from the varieties spoken in the Netherlands and France, but are mutually intelligible with their respective neighbouring dialects.
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 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Belgian policy in the administration and development of these countries has been heavily many seeing Belgian decisions as contributing significantly the troubles in Rwanda in the 1990s.
The population density 336/km² is one of the highest Europe after the Netherlands and some smaller such as Monaco.
Both the official Dutch spoken in Belgium Belgian French have small vocabulary differences from the spoken in the Netherlands and France but are mutually intelligible with their neighbouring dialects.
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 Belgium
The Belgian revolution was initiated by the French-speaking minority who controlled the factories and other economical resources and who did not want to live under a Dutch-speaking administration.
In this "free state," the local population was brutalised in exchange for rubber, which had a growing market with the development of rubber tyres.
Education is required from the age of 6 until the age of 18, but most Belgian students keep on studying until the age of 23.
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 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
For an article about the horse breed, see Belgian (horse).'' The Kingdom of Belgium (Dutch: Koninkrijk België, French: Royaume de Belgique, German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea.
Main article: Economy of Belgium Densely populated Belgium is located at the heart of one of the world's most highly industrialised regions.
Main article: Demographics of Belgium The population density, 336/km², is one of the highest in Europe, after the Netherlands and some smaller countries such as Monaco.
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 OSB: Belgian makers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Belgian King, Leopold I of Belgium, was chosen with the assistance of the British.
Belgium possessed one primary foreign colony during its history: the Belgian Congo, which was given to Leopold II of Belgium in the Conference of Berlin in 1885.
A discussion of Belgian culture may lead to discussing both those aspects of cultural life shared by 'all' or most of the Belgians, regardless of their language, and also, the differences between the cultural communities, the Flemings and the, viewed as more inclined towards French and other Latin cultures.
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 Top20Belgium.com - Your Top20 Guide to Belgium!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The former is a mix of directly elected senior politicians and representatives of the communities and regions, while the latter represents all Belgians 18 years and older in a proportional voting system.
Brands of Belgian chocolate, like Neuhaus, are world renowned and widely sold; even the cheapest and most popular brand, Leonidas, has earned a fine reputation for its quality.
Belgians have a reputation for loving waffles and French fries, both originally from Belgium; the national food is mussels with French fries.
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 Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
For much of World War I, the west end of "The Western Front" trench warfare stalemate was roughly the border of Belgium and France at the North Sea.
Perhaps the most famous Belgian composer of this time was César Franck but Vieuxtemps and Guillaume Lekeu are also noteworthy.
Michel de Ghelderode was another major Belgian playwright.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The fall of the previous government was mainly due to the dioxin crisis, a major food intoxication scandal in 1999 that led to the establishment of the Belgian Food Agency.
The population density (342 per kmandsup2;) is one of the highest in Europe, after the Netherlands and some smaller countries such as Monaco.
In the period 1994andndash;98, 18.4% of the population lacks functional literacy skills.
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 Everything about Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is also spoken by most in the Flemish northern half of Belgium, with the exception of Brussels, where it is spoken by a minority of the population, French being the dominant language.
In The Netherlands German is widely spoken (particularly in the regions bordering onto Germany) and the language is part of the core curriculum in schools for 2-5 years.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "low country") and is famous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
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 More on Belgium
Since Belgium was invaded twice in the 20th century (in World War I and World War II), both despite a long-standing declaration of neutrality, the country finally gave in and joined NATO.
In Belgium Roman Catholicism is the majority religion, accounting for between 75 and 80% of the population, although nowadays only about 10 to 20 % (?) of the population regularly goes to church.
Rene Magritte is probably the most famous Belgian artist.
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 Belgium, hotels, cars, information, tips
For as far as cultural generalities shared by all Belgians go, the country is well known for its art, its great architecture, its beer, its food, and its chocolate.
The fried potato strips are sold at many small shops (called fritures or frietkoten) and stands (often at train stations) and are known locally as frieten in Dutch and frites in French, though never, ever as "french fries".
Several of these festivals include sporting competitions, such as cycling, and many of these festivals fall under the category of Kermesse.
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