By Payton carroll
History & Government
Belgium joined the European Union in 1985 and was a founder country of the EU too. Belgium used to be part of the Netherlands but gained independence in 1830. They have a federal parliament democracy under constitutional monarchy meaning a democracy with a a monarch that must follow the constitution.
The flag of Belgium
The colors of the flag represent the coat of arms of duchy Brabant.
A political map view of Belgium
The church of our lady in Brugge
This is a church that has a slight gothic feel and contains many famous art pieces.
Economy & Tourism
The capital of Belgium is Brussels. Some major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, liege, & Aalst. Before the euro was their currency they used the Franc. Places that are visited are manneken pis, the cathedral of st.michael and st.gudula, & the atomium.
Cool facts about Belgium
Belgium is appreciated greatly for their chocolate. Brussels is home to many organizations like the EU and NATO. There are 15 airports in Belgium with unpaved roads.