Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch:België[ˈbɛlɣijə]; French:Belgique[bɛlʒik]; German:Belgien[ˈbɛlɡiən]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats and as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787sqmi) and has a population of about 11million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.
Belgian wine is produced in several parts of Belgium and production, although still modest at 1,400 hectoliters in 2004, has expanded in recent decades.
Belgian wine first appeared in the Middle Ages, around the 9th century. It is unlikely that wine was made in the area now known as Belgium before that, since the climate was not suitable and Gaul was covered with thick forests. However, there are mentions of Paris vineyards in the 4th century. From that time, vine cultivation spread northward and in the 8th century the banks of the Rhine were covered with vineyards. The first attempts at viniculture in Belgium were made around the same time. Moreover, the vineyards were already well established in Amay. The vineyard at Vivegnis, in the north of the province of Liège, was already considered old in the 9th century, as well as the vineyard at Huy, which belonged in part to the Bishop of Liège. The edges of the Meuse River were intensively cultivated because they offered well-exposed hillsides.
Hughes, 44, also known as MarkNewton, was arrested for facilitating illegal entry to the UK but when interviewed at ChelmsfordPolice station, he told officers he may have left his campervan unlocked while he visited a McDonald's branch ... A receipt for a fuel purchase made in Belgium and a parking ticket from Rotterdam were also uncovered.
Leadership changes at New Belgium Brewing. New Belgium Brewing Co ... Belongie served as New Belgium Brewing’s chief marketing officer prior to the promotion and worked in a variety of finance, sales and marketing roles at both Kraft Foods and Nestlé Purina PetCare before joining New Belgium Brewing ... New Belgium Brewing is at 21 Craven St.
Belgium's ambassador to Việt Nam HE KarlVan den Bossche, said this was the sixth time a delegation of Belgium's enterprises came to Việt Nam to seek business opportunities ... AWEX is the trade and investment promotion organisation of the Wallonia region of Belgium. It has a network of over 100 offices abroad, including one in HCM City.
In a significant move to advance digital innovation within the European Union, Belgium has announced its intention to rejuvenate the European blockchain infrastructure ... Belgium is set to host the head office of the groundbreaking project, marking a significant step in the country’s leadership in digital innovation within the EU.
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Her family and friends can mourn, Rita’s story can start to be told, and police in Belgium will look for new leads that may yet lead them to the killer ... Two date from the 1980s and one from November 1991, just a few months before she went to Belgium ... The prosecutor’s office said it knew she had a criminal record before it went public with her name.