Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for its medieval old towns, Flemish Renaissance architecture and international headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country is divided into 2 distinctive multilingual regions: Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking Wallonia to the south. The bilingual capital, Brussels, is home to ornate guildhalls at Grand-Place and an art nouveau-influenced European Quarter.
Capitals: City of Brussels, Brussels
Dialing code: +32
Neighbouring countries: Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxembourg
Official languages: Dutch, French, German
There are four times more male than female business visitors but leisure visitors have a more even gender distribution.
More than 60% of Belgian vacation visitors make a repeat visit to the destination
Far more visitors come from Brussels than any other part of Belgium.
Those from Belgium are less likely than average to say they are ‘extremely likely’ to recommend Britain for a holiday or short-break.
Sightseeing of famous buildings/monuments
Key Demographic and Economic Data:
Population (m): 10.4
GDP per capita (Int $): 38,826
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%): 1.3