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Belgium

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. Brussels
  2. Antwerp
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Major Languages

  1. Dutch
  2. French
  3. German
  4. legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
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Population

  1. 10,438,353
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Currency

  1. Euros
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Climate

  1. Temperate, mild winters, cool summers
  2. rainy, humid, cloudy
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Major religions

  1. Roman Catholic
  2. Other (includes Protestant)

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. According to the European Commission, EU citizens have the right to. move to another EU country without a work permit. enjoy equal treatment with nationals in access to employment, working conditions and all other social and tax advantages. stay in the country even after employment has finished.
  2. http://www.belgium.be/en/work/coming_to_work_in_belgium/
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Rate of immigration

  1. 1.22

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. No Information

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 7.095
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 425219
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. 3.34
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. Insurance Mandate
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. €11610.25

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 92.3%
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Main Industries

  1. engineering and metal products
  2. motor vehicle assembly
  3. transportation equipment
  4. scientific instruments
  5. processed food and beverages
  6. chemicals
  7. basic metals
  8. textiles
  9. glass
  10. petroleum
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Major Companies

  1. Ageas
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Minimum Wage

  1. €1,387.49 a month for workers 21 years of age and over
  2. €1,424.31 a month for workers 21 and a half years of age, with six months of service
  3. €1,440.67 a month for workers 22 years of age, with 12 months of service.


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