*Population: 11.14 million
*Capital City: Brussels
*Country's full name: Kingdom of Belgium
*Time Difference from Kansas: 7 hours ahead
*Area compared to the US: about the size of Maryland
*Best time to go to there: Between March and May and Between September and October
*Climate: cool summers moderate winters
*Natural Hazards: mainly flooding
*Imports: Raw materials, machinery and equipment, chemicals, raw diamonds, pharmaceuticals, and foodstuffs.
*Exports: Machinery and equipment, chemicals, finished diamonds, metals and metal products, and foodstuffs.
*Costs of things: Milk- 35.96 Euros, bottle of water- 2.77 Euros
*Currency name: Euro
*Exchange Rate: $1.32 US dollars
*National Anthem: Brabanconne
*Type of government: Democracy
*Religion: 57% Catholic, 1.7%Protestantism, .3% Orthodox Christian
* People groups: 6,000,000 speaking Dutch, 4,100,000 speaking French, 73,000 speaking German.
*Languages: French, Dutch, and German.
*Life Expectancy: Women- 78, men-83
*Shots: tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, polio.
*where to get the shots: any local clinic in Belgium.
*Foods: Frites (Fries), witte pens (kinda like waffles)
*Visa costs: 60 euros
*where to get a visa: London or Manchester