Travel Information for Belgium
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:French, Dutch Other languages:    German
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.beInternational Dialling Code:    32

For help planning your trip to Belgium including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Belgium trip planning page.

Further information on Belgium

Discover more about Belgium - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of belgium

Total area: 30,528 sq km (250 sq km under water)

Coastline: 66 km (North Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): France (620km), Germany (167km), Luxembourg (148km), Netherlands (450km)

Highest mountain: Signal de Botrange (694m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Belgium from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 26/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 40/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 15/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 15/174
Overall Ranking:    13/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Kingdom of Belgium     Status: Independent Country

Population: 10,449,361 (rank: 83/196)     Density: 342.2 people/sq km (rank: 25/196)

Ethnic groups: Fleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%

Religions: Roman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25%

GDP (PPP): $421.7 billion       GDP per capita: $37,800 (rank: 21/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.