The Belgium Flagexternal image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-nhAaZY-mvI16RanvY3P6oUfcZlwKdZyjLERlx040qtLD_KMNcw Brandon Berg / Periods 5 - 6 / World Geography
What the Belgium flag stands for

The flag of belgium means and stands for independence and the colors on the Belgium flag represent the following. Yellow - a symbol of generosity; Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour; Black - Determination.

Geography
Belgium's relative located is in Western Europe and is approximately about the same size as Maryland. Also the absolute location of Belgium is
51 degrees 13’ 0’’ N 4degrees 24’ 0’’ E.
This is a full map of Belgium

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Physical Geography

One of the major rivers in Belgium is The Meuse River.
One of the major mountains in Belgium Signal de Botrange Height 694 m Latitude 50.520 / Longitude 6.090
Climate The climate in Belgium most of the time ranges between 4 degrees in winter and 22 degrees in the summer.

Population

Population The total Population (2010): 10,839,905.
The Annual population growth rate (2010): 0.08%.
The Population Density: 862.6 per sq. mi.
The Major Cities in Belgium
The following cities are the major ones in Belgium: Brugge, Antwerp, Ghent and the biggest major city is Brussels.

Sociology

Social Structure - The "peaceful anarchism" speaks of Brussels architecture and might as welll be the feature that best characterizes Belgium as a whole.
Family Patterns - There were 547 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.19.
Social Classes - The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.40% from others races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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Holidays - Living the highlife
Celebrations - A reveller "Blanc Moussi" (Clad in white) beats head of girls with pork bladders during carnival parade in Stavelot, about 150 kilometers east of Brussels.
Traditions - The feast of Saint Nicholas

Goverment

Belgium has a government type of Constitutional Monarchy.
Definition of Constitutional Monarchy - Monarch acts as head of state within the perimeters of a written & unwritten or blended constitution. A form of monarchy in which the ruler is limited by a constitution.
The Head Of State
Belgium is a constitutional monarchy ane the head of state is King Albert II, sixth King of the Belgians.
Freedoms This site has REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD information about all types of freedoms.
The executive branch of the government consists of ministers and secretaries.

Economy
GDP (PPP, 2010 est.): €352 billion (approx. $466 billion).
Annual real growth rate (2010 est.): 2.1%.
Per capita income (PPP, 2010 est.): €32,592 (approx. $43,220).
Natural resources: Coal.
Agriculture: (1% of GDP) Products--livestock, including dairy cattle, grain, sugarbeets, milk, tobacco, potatoes, and other fruits and vegetables.
Industry: (24.3% of GDP) Types--engineering and metal products, motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipment, scientific instruments, processed food and beverages, chemicals, basic metals, textiles, glass, petroleum
Trade: Exports (2010 est.)--$261 billion: transportation equipment, diamonds, metals and metal products, foodstuffs, chemicals. Export partners: Germany 19.6%, France 17.7%, Netherlands 11.8%, U.K. 7.2%, U.S. 5.4%, Italy 4.7%. Imports (2010 est.)--$261 billion: Machinery and equipment, chemicals, diamonds, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, transportation equipment, oil products. Import partners (2010 est.): Netherlands 17.9%, Germany 17.1%, France 11.7%, Ireland 6.3%, U.S. 5.7%, U.K. 5.1%, China 4.1%.

Background On Culture
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Language - French, Ducth, and German
Music - Cultural crossroads where Flemish Dutch-speaking and Walloon French-speaking traditions mix with those of German minorities.
Sample Musice Some of Belgium's very own music stars.

Ethnic Background
Fleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%
Religious Background
Roman Catholicism has traditionally been Belgium's majority religion

Problems In Belgium
Problems This site has almost EVERYTHING you need to know about what problems are occurring in Belgium NOW. Also this site list many important situations and problems and I can tell you right now ther is more than FIVE. But these bottom two are not in this link site above.

Kick Energy rally driver Steve Perez was left cursing his luck when he was forced to retire after only two stages on the famous 2011 Legend Boucles de Spa Rally following gearbox failure.

Govermanet Problem 2010 was not a good year for the Belgium government. And to understand you have to read this artical an it will make more sence.