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Kingdom of Belgium

Kingdom of Belgium België/Belgique

Area: 30 158 km2
Population: 10.2 million (rounded)
Capital city: Brussels
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cent
National day: 21 July
EU membership: 23 July 1952 (ECSC, founding member)

Head of State: King Albert II
Head of Government: Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt
Foreign Minister: Karel De Gucht
Government: Coalition: Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (VLD, Flemish Liberals and Democrats, 25 seats), Parti Socialiste (PS, Francophone Socialist Party, 25 seats), Mouvement Réformateur (MR, Reform Movement, 24 seats), SP.A-SPIRIT (Flemish Socialist Party. Alternative and SPIRIT – Flemish Social Liberals, 23 seats)
Parliament: Bicameral: Belgische Kamer van volksvertegenwoordigers/Chambre des Représentants de Belgique, 150 members, elections every 4 years, 5% threshold, Belgische Senaat/Sénat de Belgique, 71 members

GDP: €283 752 million (2004, rounded)
GDP per capita in PPS: €26 500 (2004, rounded)
Economic growth in real terms: + 2.9 % (2004, rounded


Links:
Head of State: http://www.monarchie.be
Head of Government: http://premier.fgov.be
Head of Government: http://www.belgium.fgov.be
Foreign Minister: http://diplobel.fgov.be
Parliament: http://www.fed-parl.be

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Date: 29.12.2005