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Belgium. The middle of Europe. The country. Area of 32.545 m 3 10.472 inhabitants capital: Brussel Flanders (Dutch) Wallonie (French). In Belgium there are 3 official languages: Dutch (yellow) 60% French (red) 40% German (blue) 1%. Arendonk. History.

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The country
The country

  • Area of 32.545 m3

  • 10.472 inhabitants

  • capital: Brussel

  • Flanders (Dutch)

  • Wallonie (French)




History
History

  • 1815: together with the Netherlands

  • 1830: Independent

  • WOI

  • WOII

  • Tensions between Wallonie and Flanders


History1
History

  • World War I

    1914-1918

    war in tranches

    against Germany


  • WO II

  • 1941-1945

  • Against Germany/Italy/Japan

    • Hitler

    • Third empire

    • Holocaust on the Jews


Monarchie
Monarchie

  • King Albert II

  • Queen Paola

  • Three children: Filip-Astrid-Laurent



Politic
Politic

  • federal state composed of three communities, three regions and four linguistic regions

  • Communities: Flamish community, french-speaking community and the German community

  • Regions: Brussels-capital region – Flamish region – walloon region

  • Flanders + Wallonia: own parliament, governement and administration


Schoolsystem
Schoolsystem

  • Nursery school: 3-6 year

  • Primar school: 6-12 year

  • All together

  • Secondary school 12-18 year

  • Choses: ASO/TSO/BSO

  • High School/University

    You have to go to school till you’re 18

    Level is high


Brussel
Brussel

  • Capital of Belgium

  • Biligual part (French and Dutch)

  • Europese centre:

  • European commission

  • council of the european union

  • Part of european parliament

  • NAVO (=The North Altantic Treaty Organisation)





Beers
Beers

  • About 680 different sorts of beers in Belgium

  • Stella Artois, Duvel, Leffe


Chocolat
Chocolat

  • Pralines are very famous, as present

  • People eat between the 9.5 – 8.7 kg chocolat per year: Top 3 in Europe

  • Neuheus, Leonidas


French fries
French fries

  • French fries are typical belgian

  • Some people eat it every week


Restaurants
Restaurants

  • Belgian people like good food

  • Lot of good restaurants


Sport celebrities
Sport celebrities

  • Tennis

  • Justin Henin

  • 5 grandslams

  • + olympic games

  • Kim Clijsters

  • 1 grandslam

  • Number 1 of the world


  • Biking

  • Tom Boonen:

  • World champion

  • Won the most famous races

  • Very famous in belgium


Eddy merckx
Eddy Merckx

  • 1961-1977 he biked

  • He won single-day classics, six days trials and long tours

  • 5 tours de France

  • 5 tours of Italy

  • 4 Worldchampion


Belgian music
Belgian music

  • dEUS

  • Millionaire

  • Hooverphonic

  • K’s Choice

  • Praga khan

  • Lord of Acids

  • Soulwax

  • 2Many DJ’s


Strips
Strips

  • Kuifje (Tintin) by Hergé



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