Belgium my country
I call it my country but it isn’t really. I was born in the Netherlands as the most of u already know.. By marriage i came to Belgium. Well to be accepted in the local village as a so called miserly dutch person..it took some years…
Funny though…. when im at home im still the dutch woman.and at office (in the Netherlands) im the Belgian woman. When its football Belgium – The Netherlands i have problems…lol
Now a bit info abt Belgium
Its not that big country only 30.538 square km In the north we have the Netherlands and on the east side Germany and Luxembourg and in the south La douce France On the west side we have a beautiful seaside.
We have 3 languages Dutch in the north ..German is spoken on the east side and in the south in the Walloon region french is the language.and in the capital Brussels they speak dutch and French.
The coastal plain consists mainly of sand dunes and polders. Further inland lies a smooth, slowly rising landscape irrigated by numerous waterways, with fertile valleys and the northeastern sandy plain of the Campine (Kempen). The thickly forested hills and plateaus of the Ardennes are more rugged and rocky with caves and small gorges, and offer much of Belgium’s wildlife but little agricultural capability. Extending westward into France, this area is eastwardly connected to the Eifel in Germany by the High Fens plateau, on which the Signal de Botrange forms the country’s highest point at 694 metres (2,277 ft)
The climate is maritime temperate, with significant precipitation in all seasons (Köppen climate classification: Cfb). The average temperature is lowest in January at 3 °C (37 °F), and highest in July at 18 °C (64 °F)
BRUSSELS : CAPITAL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Our lil country was world news in 1996. Not in a positiv way, but in the worst of the worst. The whole world knew where Belgium was situated..
Marc Dutroux (born november 6, 1956 in Brussels.is a Belgian serial killer,convicted of having, in 1995 and 1996, kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls, ranging in age from 8 to 19, four of whom he murdered. He was also convicted of having killed a suspected former accomplice, Bernard Weinstein. He was arrested in 1996 and has been in prison ever since. His widely publicised trial took place in 2004. A number of shortcomings in the Dutroux investigation caused widespread discontent in Belgium with the country’s criminal justice system, and the ensuing scandal was one of the reasons for the reorganisation of Belgium’s law enforcement agencies.