Belgium

People

My population is 10,174,922 the age structure is 0-14 years: 17%

(male 903,954female 860,940) for 15-64 years: 66% (male 3,387,329

female 3,318,221) for 65 years and over: (male 693,519female

1,010,959), he population growth since 1998 is 0.09% and the birth rate is

10.21births/1,000 population and the death rate is 10.41 deaths/1,000

population and the infant mortality is 6.27 deaths/1,000 population, the life

expectancy at birth is for male is 74.13 years and for women is 80.74 years

and for the total population is 77.35 years. The religions are Roman

Catholic 75% and Protestant or other 25%, the languages are Flemish

56%, French 32%, German 1%, and legally bilingual 11% and my literacy

rate for my total population is 99%.

Government

My countrys conventional long form name is Kingdom of Belgium

and its short form is Belgium. The local long form is Royaume de

Belgique/ Koninkrijk Belgie and the short form is Belgique/ Belgie. My

Goverment type is federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional

monarch, my national capital is Brussels, my administrative divisions are

9 provinces: Antwerpen, Brabant, Hainaut, Liege, Limburg, Luxembourg,

Namur, Oost-Vlaanderen, and West-Vlaanderen. Our Independence is

October 4, 1830. National holiday is July 21 ( ascension of King

LEOPOLD to the thron in 1831 ). My Executive branch is Chief ofState

is King ALBERT II, Hier Apparent Prince PHILIPPE, son of the King,

Head of Government is Prime Minister Jcan-Luc DEHAENE, and the

Cabinet is Council Of Ministers appointed by the king and approved by the

Parliament.

Economy

Our Labor Force is for a total: 4.283 million and by occupation:

services 69.7%, industry 27.7%, and agriculture 2.6% with an

Unemployment rate of 12.75%. My Industries are engineering and metal

products, moter vehicle assembly, processed food and bevera…