Definition of Belgium in English:

Belgium

Line breaks: Bel|gium
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛldʒəm
 
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A low-lying country in western Europe on the south shore of the North Sea and English Channel; population 10,414,300 (est. 2009); official languages, Flemish and French; capital, Brussels. Flemish name België /ˈbɛlxiːə/, French name Belgique /bɛlʒik/.

Belgium became independent from the Netherlands after a nationalist revolt in 1830. Occupied and devastated during both world wars, Belgium formed the Benelux Customs Union with the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1948 and became a founder member of the EEC. Flemish is spoken mainly in the north of the country, and French and Walloon in the south

Origin

Latin, from Belgae.

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