], Du. België,
Fr. La Belgique,
officially Kingdom of Belgium, constitutional kingdom (2005 est. pop. 10,364,000), 11,781 sq mi (30,513 sq km), NW Europe. Belgium is bordered on the N by the Netherlands and the North Sea, on the E by Germany and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and on the W and SW by France. Brussels
is the capital and Antwerp
is the chief commercial center and one of the world's major ports. Other important cities include Ghent
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