25 Incredible Things That Belgium Is Known For Besides Tasty Waffles

For being such a small country, Belgium sure does pack a punch. For starters, one of the things that Belgium is known for is the city of Brussels. It is the capital of the European Union, NATO, and numerous other organizations. In fact, the only city with a bigger international presence is New York City. Belgium is also a very diverse place. It has three language regions. Flanders in the north is better off economically and speaks Dutch. Wallonia in the south speaks French and although it is territorially larger, it has only half the population. In the east of the country there is also a very small German speaking region. These three regions together constitute one of the most densely populated nations in the developed world.

Thanks to this, Belgium has one of the most dense railroad networks on Earth. In fact, its highway network is pretty dense too. NASA astronauts have even labeled it the Belgian Window because from space when you look down on Belgium the entire country is lit up like a torch. So whether you’re coming to see some history, learn about politics, or work in its modern cities, Belgium has something for everyone. These are 25 incredible things that Belgium is known for besides tasty waffles!

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Only New York has a bigger international presence than Brussels. The city has over 120 international governmental organizations and 1400 NGOs

Only New York has a bigger international presence than Brussels. The city has over 120 international governmental organizations and 1400 NGOsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Brussels is the capital of the European Union and NATO

Brussels is the capital of the European Union and NATOSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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In spite of being so tiny, Belgium is the world's 13th biggest exporter.

In spite of being so tiny, Belgium is the world's 13th biggest exporter.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Not everything in Belgium is so rosy though. The country has one of the highest divorce rates in Europe. It is only surpassed by Lithuania and Latvia

Not everything in Belgium is so rosy though. The country has one of the highest divorce rates in Europe. It is only surpassed by Lithuania and LatviaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Most Belgians live in cities and urban areas. In fact, along with the Netherlands, Belgium is one of the most densely populated regions of Europe

Most Belgians live in cities and urban areas. In fact, along with the Netherlands, Belgium is one of the most densely populated regions of EuropeSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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