Belgium

Capital City:  Brussels

Population: 11,190,846

Other Major Cities:  Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liege, Bruges

Main Airport: Brussels (BRU) and to a lesser extent, Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

Language: Flemish (a variant of Dutch), French, and German, to a smaller extent

Currency: Euro

Did you know?

Belgium is a trilingual country, the two main languages being Flemish (a dialect of Dutch) and French with a German-speaking minority. Flanders is the Flemish-speaking region and Walloon, the French-speaking. Though Brussels is surrounded by Flanders, it’s primarily French-speaking. You’ll notice while riding the train that Belgians have a French and Dutch name for each city.