The country of Belgium belonged to Holland until 1830. Northern Belgium has rich farmlands. In the 1500s, women began making beautiful lace here. Women in the Bruges area still make lace today.
South of the Meuse River, the land isn’t as fertile. Just a few farmers live here. Because Belgium was previously a part of Holland, and because it is close to both France and Germany, the people here speak Dutch, French and German.
Fun Facts about Belgium for Kids
- The capital city of Belgium is Brussels.
- Charles Michel is the Prime Minister of Belgium (data 2018).
- Belgians pay a lot of income tax. Up to 50% depending on earnings.
- Belgium has 12,672 square miles of land.
- Antwerp is classed as the diamond capital of the world.
- Belgium has three federal states, they are: Brussels – Flanders – Wallonia.
- Belgium is a very flat country, it’s highest point is lower than the world’s tallest building.
- The longest tram system in the world.
- Belgian chocolate is rated is the best in the world.
- 11,500,633 people live in Belgium.
- Euthanasia was legalized is 2002.
- Do you eat Brussels Sprouts? They actually do come from Brussels.
- Most people in Belgium are Christian.
- Belgium has a multiparty democracy.
- The Belgians use the Euro for money.
- 99 percent of adults can read.
- Lace: an ornate fabric made by weaving threads together.
- Fertile: rich, good for growing crops
- Euro: the money used by most countries in Europe.
Learn More All About Belgium
This is the best video we found for kids to learn all about Belgium:
This is a video showcasing the sites, art and cuisine of Brussels, Belgium.
Question: What type of food do people eat in Belgium?
Answer: Belgium food is influenced by French and German traditions. Soup is popular. So are mussels and fries.
Map of Belgium
Here’s a map of the country of Belgium and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Belgium! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Belgium, as though you are actually there!
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