Belgium is a European country. Belgium shares borders with France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and in the west the North Sea. Its total area, including surface water area, is 13250 square miles; land area alone is 11900 miles². Belgium is divided in The three regions, the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region, both subdivided into five provinces; and the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels is the capital city of the Flemish Region, which includes the provinces.
Belgium is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. Belgium is a founding member of the European Union and the headquarters is being established, as well as those of another major international organization the NATO, in Brussels.
Belgium is a multicultural and multilingual country. Flanders in the north, is a flat landscape, crossed by canals, there are beautiful medieval cities like Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. In the south in Wallonia, there are the hills of the Ardennes, the cities of Liege and Namur, and many castles. The city of Brussels is one of the world’s greatest capitals. Belgium is and always was a great meeting place of Western Europe, which has greatly influenced the character, there’s always been a lot of cultural and commercial exchange. In architecture and the lifestyle of the people is the influence of the Austrians, Spaniards, French and Dutch to see There are examples of art and architecture past and present – Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau.
In Belgium you can make a romantic cruise and watch the diamond industry. There are beautiful castles and a large antique market in Liege, Brussels is the fine art museum. There is a good dense rail network, so it is easy and comfortable travel. Already since the Middle Ages Belgium has an excellent reputation for its specialty beers. The most famous beer from Belgium is the lambic, but there are many types of beer such as raspberry, cherry, white beer, chocolate beer, Geuze beer, brown beer and Trappist. Lambic beer is made the old way of brewing, depending on spontaneous fermentation, is a naturally sparkling drink that improves with years in the bottle – just like wine.
The European Union legislation allows only a small area in Belgium can be made. Many chocolatiers in Belgium make their pralines by hand, these pralines are made of the finest chocolate. In Belgium is a wide variety of dishes, because so many cultures live together. Also very famous are the Belgian frites, mussels and waffles.
Many countries in Europe have no visa requirement for visiting Belgium ,for a stay less than 3 months. Visitors from other countries can request a visa at the Belgium Embassy or Consulate.