Area: 11,780 square miles
Languages: Dutch, French, and German are the official languages.
Location: Belguim is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
Geography: Belgium is located on the western edge of continental Europe. It has about 40 miles of seacoast on the North Sea, at the Dover Strait. France is south of Belgium, the Netherlands is directly north. The country measures only 150 miles across from the sea to the Ardennes.
Population (2005 estimate): 10,392,226
Religion: Roman Catholic 75%
Time zone: Belgium is on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Brussels. Daylight Saving Time begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October.