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Belgium (België in Dutch, Belgique in French, and Belgien in German) is a small country located in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea.
Belgium became a first-tier member of the Euro, the single European currency, in January 1999 and the Belgian franc was completely replaced by euro coins and banknotes in early 2002.
In Belgium the main religion is Roman Catholicism, which consists of between 75 and 80% of the Belgian population.
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 Belgium - Wikipedia
Belgium's political institutions are complex, but the majority of political power is organised with the two main communities: the Flemings and their political parties; and the French speakers and their parties.
Belgium is composed of the five northern Dutch-speaking provinces of Flanders, the five southern French-speaking provinces of Wallonia and the Capital Region of Brussels.
Belgium adopted the euro, the single European currency, in January 1999, and the Belgian franc was completely replaced by euro coins and banknotes in early 2002.
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 Belgium - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between Germanic Europe (with Dutch speakers in the North, the Flemings) and Romance Europe (with French speakers in the South, the Walloons), which is reflected in its complex institutions and political history.
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 960,000), Flanders (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 6,000,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,300,000).
Belgium is composed of the 5 northern Dutch-speaking provinces of Flanders, the 5 southern French-speaking provinces of Wallonia and the Capital Region of Brussels.
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 Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Religion Religion is worship; that worship itself; the institutional or culturally-bound expression of that worship; or...
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 religion of belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Belgium, Roman Catholicism is the majority religion, accounting for between 75% and 80% of the population, although nowadays (as of 2004) only about 10% to 20% of the population regularly goes to church.
Religion was one of the differences between the Roman Catholic south and the Protestant north of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, which eventually broke up in 1830 when the south seceded to form Belgium.
One example is the so-called "school wars" ("guerres scolaires" in French) between liberals and Catholics which took place between 1879 and 1884 for the first one and between 1954 and 1958 for the second one.
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 Belgium
Belgium, Illinois Belgium is a village located in 2000 census, the village had a total population of 466.
Belgium (town), Wisconsin Belgium is a town located in 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,513.
Princess Astrid of Belgium Princess Astrid of Belgium was born on Queen Paola of Belgium.
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 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between Germanic Europe, with Dutch speakers in the North, the Flemings, and German speakers in the East, and Romance Europe, with French speakers in the South, the Walloons.
Consequently, Belgium is one of Europe's true melting pots with Celtic, Roman, and Germanic cultures having made an imprint, and later on in history, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Austrian influences.
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), Flanders (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 6,000,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,360,000).
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Belgium
Belgium was a country which had very few voters; out of a population of more than six millions there never were more than 150,000, and during the last years of the Liberal Government no less than six laws had been passed to diminish this number still further by excluding entire classes of Catholic voters.
The continuation of the Catholic regime in Belgium seems to be contingent on a radical reform of school legislation, on provision for the division of State subventions among all the communal or private schools in proportion to the services that they render, and greater boldness in the solution of the labour questions.
According to the census of 31 December, 1905, the population of Belgium is 7,160,547.
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 RELIGION OF BELGIUM FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Belgium, Roman_Catholicism is the majority religion, accounting for between 60% and 75% of the population, although as_of_2004 only about 9% to 12% of the population regularly goes to church.
Religion was one of the differences between the Roman Catholic south and the Protestant north of the United_Kingdom_of_the_Netherlands, which eventually broke up in 1830 when the south seceded to form Belgium.
Between World_War_I and World_War_II the centre of occult and mystical activity was shifted from France to Belgium.
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 Religion of Belgium - Wikipedia
In Belgium, Roman Catholicism is the majority religion, accounting for between 60% and 75% of the population, although as of 2004 only about 9% to 12% of the population regularly goes to church.
Other religions widely practiced in Belgium are Islam (over 5%), Protestantism and Judaism (both less than 1%).
Another important controversy happened in 1990 when the Catholic and very religious King Baudouin I refused to officially sign off the bill liberalising Belgium's abortion laws, which had previously been approved by parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religion_of_Belgium   (277 words)

  
 Belgium - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Turning to the manmade features, Belgium is divided into three manmade regions, usually classified by their language: Brussels (both Dutch- and French-speaking, population 960,000), Flanders (Dutch-speaking, population 6,000,000), and Wallonia (French-speaking, population 3,300,000).
Belgium is ranked as number 1 in the world classification of exports per capita.
The currency in Belgium was the Belgian franc (±40BEF per 1$), until the year 2002, when it officially disappeared from circulation and when the Euro took its spot.
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 Global Harvest Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Belgium is a densely populated country yet it ranks among the least evangelized nations in the world.
Today, Belgium is an international center of economic and political activity and is becoming known among world powers as the "capital of Europe." Brussels, the capitol city, is headquarters for the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Evangelical churches in Belgium are struggling because of the high cost of living, especially in the cities.
www.globalharvestministries.org /index.asp?action=belgium   (666 words)

  
 1Up Travel : Belgium - Life, Language, Religion, and People of Belgium.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The people of Belgium are primarily of two ethnic groups, the Flemings (Teutonic origin) and the Walloons (Celtic origin, probably with an admixture of Alpine elements).
The predominantly Flemish provinces are in the northern half of Belgium, called Flanders (Flemish Region), and the predominantly Walloon provinces are in the southern half, called Wallonia.
In 1963 a law was passed establishing three official languages within Belgium: Dutch was recognized as the official language in the north, French in the south, and German along the eastern border.
www.1uptravel.com /international/europe/belgium/locallife.html   (352 words)

  
 Religion Of Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Islam is becoming an increasingly popular religion in Belgium, with some four hundred converts last year.
Every religion and almost every philosophy has drawn adherents ready to shed blood...
Islam on rise in Belgium (July 26, 2005) -- Islam is becoming an increasingly popular religion in Belgium, with some four hundred converts last year.
religion-of-belgium.wikiverse.org   (338 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Religion of Belgium
Baudouin of Belgium King Baudouin, (also spelled Boudewijn, Balduin or Baldwin) born Albert Charles Leopold Axel Marie Gustave, (7 September 1930 - 31 July 1993), reigned as King of the Belgians from 1951 to 1993.
Belgium Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Brussels The Basilica of the Sacred Heart or Koekelberg Basilica (French: Basilique du Sacré-Coeur or Basilique de Koekelberg, Dutch: Basiliek van het Heilig Hart or Basiliek van Koekelberg) is the fifth largest church in the world, and is located in Brussels, Belgium.
Koekelberg within the Brussels-Capital Region Koekelberg is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Religion-of-Belgium   (699 words)

  
 24-7 Prayer : Operation World : Belgium
Belgium is one of the smallest nations in Europe.
There is freedom of religion in Belgium and the culture has been strongly influenced by the Catholic Church.
Belgium is a divided nation; the Flemish and Walloon areas have a long history of rivalry.
www.24-7prayer.com /ow/country.php?country_id=9   (365 words)

  
 Anti-Zionism in Belgium - The Country's Civil Religion that Reflects the New Anti-Semitism - An Interview with ...
Hatred of Israel is used both as a tool for electoral reasons and to enable Belgium to act on the international scene.
He refers to the general attitude in Belgium toward Israel, which reflects the ambiguities and limits of the 'so-called new political culture'.
Joël Kotek was born in Gent in 1958.
www.jcpa.org /phas/phas-29.htm   (4046 words)

  
 Belgium refuses to recognize "Church of Scientology" as religion - Irna
Belgium refuses to recognize "Church of Scientology" as religion
Belgium's six recognised religions receive state subsidies from the Ministry of Justice and include Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Anglicanism, Protestantism and Greek Orthodox.
In Belgium, Church of Scientology is already involved in a fraud investigation.
www.irna.ir /en/news/view/line-16/0507210584141634.htm   (220 words)

  
 belgium religion Resources Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
We have worked hard to make sure that belgium religion information can be found here.
We hope you have enjoyed the belgium religion resources online directory, as much as we have enjoyed researching and compiling it for you.
Skorppio with a scorpion in it is from Belgium; Red Army, the vodka that was drunk by the Red Army.
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 Belgium article archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Belgium was the first European country to create such a mechanism to protect funding for its pension system in 2001.
Belgium: EIB grants a 125 million EUR loan for the construction of...
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription),: Authorities in western Belgium are investigating claims that a surrogate mother sold her newborn over the internet to a couple in the Netherlands, officials say...
www.4newz.net /news/Belgium.html   (6916 words)

  
 sifebrazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Which of these items is Belgium not commonly associated with?
Belgium is about the size of what state in the United States?
What is the name of predominant language that is spoken in Belgium?
belgium.hsusife.org   (99 words)

  
 Belgium Religion - Brussels Direct   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Religion About three-quarters of the Belgian population is Roman...
PEOPLE: Originally the people of Belgium were of Celtic origin, although most were wiped out during the Christian era.
...graphs of belgium religion for all the information you need to make the big decisions in YOUR life...
www.canadorealumni.ca /belgium-religion.html   (329 words)

  
 Belgium - FREEDOM OF RELIGION Country by Country
As was pointed out during a parliamentary debate on the report as well as by religious experts, its findings stigmatized members of these religions based on unverified information and hearsay.
Although the recommendations of the report have been criticised as unconstitutional, their implementation is underway.
“The state is forbidden to intrude in the nomination of the posting of ministers of any religion, and to forbid these ministers to communicate with their seniors and to publish their acts, except in the latter case for common responsibility with regards to press and publishing.”
religiousfreedom.freedommag.org /eng/page16.htm   (461 words)

  
 Belgium News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Spangdahlem is located in the extreme western reaches of Germany, near the countries of Luxembourg and Belgium.
The Belgium Economic Ministry has announced an increase of more than 128 percent in the country's export.
The Racing for Belgium driver will be joined on the front row by fellow countryman Renaud Kuppens (Thierry Boutsen Racing).
www.newsblogz.com /Belgium   (503 words)

  
 le marxisme et la religion : Indymedia Belgium
Il dit : il faut savoir lutter contre la religion ; or, pour cela, il faut expliquer d'une façon matérialiste la source de la foi et de la religion des masses.
Précisément parce que la religion est le meilleur ferment du conservatisme, et de ce fait l'un des meilleurs ciments de la réaction, de l'ordre établi.
Toute vision "progressiste" de la religion est semblable aux sensibilités sociale-démocrates: elles tendent en réalité à nous faire mieux accepter leur "droite" en nous faisant croire qu'elles sont (la démocratie parlementaire d'un côté, la religion de l'autre) malléable.
belgium.indymedia.org /news/2003/07/69956.php   (799 words)

  
 Les marxisme et les multiples formes de la religion : Indymedia Belgium
La religion était au XIXe l’un des plus grands freins au développement et à la libération des hommes du joug de l’exploitation féodale et/ou capitaliste.
Oser écrire et réécrire qu’un marxiste doit nier l’existence de la Religion et de ses multiples formes, c’est faire preuve avant tout de très mauvaise foi.
Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Independent Media Center Belgium.
belgium.indymedia.org /news/2003/07/70001.php   (880 words)

  
 Religion : Morocco and Belgium agree on need for permanent consultations :: moroccoTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The two ministers stressed that the formal framework has not yet been defined but that there was an agreement on the need to determine the frequency of meetings between both countries.
The head of the Belgian Ministry also agreed that there is a crucial need for a permanent dialogue framework, stressing that he discussed with the Moroccan official possible means to draw on the Moroccan experience in Islamic affairs to manage the Muslim religion in Belgium.
The Moroccan minister's visit to Belgium is taking place as Belgium is planning to conduct an unprecedented restructuring operation concerning its Muslim religious organisations.
www.moroccotimes.com /news/article.asp?id=3826   (382 words)

  
 Belgium: Scientology is a cult   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
From: zane@die.spammers.die (Zane Thomas) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: CO$ - Not a religion in Belgium Date: Thu, 01 May 1997 21:05:55 GMT Message-ID:
Yesterday, a Belgian parlementary commision has proposed an official list containing the names of 189 religious groups that - according to the commision - can be labeled as being "cults".
So, whatever the difference between "religion" and "cult" would be, it seems that over here we now have an official distinction between the two.
www.ezlink.com /~perry/Co$/Theology/belgium.htm?FACTNet   (118 words)

  
 Belgium needs theology institute to train Islam teachers, MP
Visiting Chairwoman of the Parliament of the French community in Belgium proposed, in Rabat Wednesday, the creation of an institute of theology to train teachers in Islam religion in Belgium.
She wished to set up this institute with Morocco's partnership, noting the existence in her country of professors who teach the Catholic and Jewish religions in Belgian schools.
She regretted, in a statement to MAP after a meeting with the minister delegate in charge of Moroccan expatriates, Nouzha Chekrouni, that so far non recognized associations and teachers lacking the required training, are teaching Islam in her country.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/040401/2004040120.html   (212 words)

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