Population: 10,258,762 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: Dutch 58%, French 32%, German 10%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)

Background: Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions...

Currency: Euro (EUR, EUR (€0.85 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.


Belgian Font Foundries

 · deFUNKT
 · Fonts of Chaos
 · Gravual
 · Kustomtype
 · Nicolas Deslé
 · OurType
 · Sihui Liu
 · Van Loey-Nouri

Belgian Typographic People

 · Fernand Baudin
 · Chris Brand
 · Stijn De Lathouwer
 · Coert De Decker
 · Brigitte Foissac
 · Hendrik van den Keere
 · Sander Legrand
 · Clotilde Olyff
 · David Alexander Slaager

Related Links

 · Luc Devroye: The font scene in Belgium
 · CIA World Factbook: Belgium
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Belgium
 · BBC Country profile: Belgium