Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch:België[ˈbɛlɣijə]; French:Belgique[bɛlʒik]; German:Belgien[ˈbɛlɡiən]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats and as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787sqmi) and has a population of about 11million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.
Belgian wine is produced in several parts of Belgium and production, although still modest at 1,400 hectoliters in 2004, has expanded in recent decades.
Belgian wine first appeared in the Middle Ages, around the 9th century. It is unlikely that wine was made in the area now known as Belgium before that, since the climate was not suitable and Gaul was covered with thick forests. However, there are mentions of Paris vineyards in the 4th century. From that time, vine cultivation spread northward and in the 8th century the banks of the Rhine were covered with vineyards. The first attempts at viniculture in Belgium were made around the same time. Moreover, the vineyards were already well established in Amay. The vineyard at Vivegnis, in the north of the province of Liège, was already considered old in the 9th century, as well as the vineyard at Huy, which belonged in part to the Bishop of Liège. The edges of the Meuse River were intensively cultivated because they offered well-exposed hillsides.
Pirelli has announced the tyres that will be used for the next three Grands Prix. After the summer break the first three Formula One weekends will take place in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy respectively ....
The Middleton-based organization�was formed in 2016 by the De Saegher family to provide weekend meals to children attending Ithaca, St ... Normally that adds up to between 280 and 320 meals each weekend. Bart and Els De Saegher moved to Gratiot County from Belgium in 1999 and now own ...
By the time the Indian victory was accomplished, the ground was almost full and bathed in glorious sunshine ...Belgium and the Netherlands were both invited to compete alongside but they did not take part in the event. . @GCricketStadium is the place to be this weekend as the British Army cricket team plays a select of Rwanda team ... .
Lewis Smith put in a strong performance in his IAMESenior category races over the weekend, held as part of a competitive meeting at Karting Genk track in Belgium... in all three of the weekend’s races, which saw many of the world’s leading young karters battle it out.
Belgium knocked Italy out of the Women's Euro 2022 and reached the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time thanks to a 1-0 win over the Azzurri on Monday ... Belgium, who will face Sweden in the last eight on Friday, take second place in Group D behind France ... Belgium.
By Guillermo Martinez... “He is in a very serious condition but he is conscious ... Southern and western Germany and Belgium were also braced for potentially record-breaking temperatures. Although temperatures in Spain have dipped from the weekend’s heatwave, firefighters are battling 24 active fires. Temperatures are expected to rise again from Wednesday.