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Belgium

Line breaks: Bel|gium
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛldʒəm
 
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Definition of Belgium in English:

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.

Words that rhyme with Belgium

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