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.

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.