Belgium and Home Exchanges

The full name for Belgium is “Kingdom of Belgium.”

Belgium is one of the 150 countries which you, as a member of ChristianHomeExchange.com, can contact in the HomeExchange.com network. Currently (March 15, 2017), this network has 519 available home swap listings in Belgium.

The capital city of Belgium is Brussels with a population of more than one million. The second largest city is Antwerp with a population of nearly 500,000. The population of the entire country is 10.7 million.

Belgium is about the size of Maryland.

Belgium hosts the European Union (EU) headquarters, as well as other international organizations like NATO.

Belgium has compulsory education up to 18 years old and a literacy rate of 99%.

Belgium has linguistic diversity. The mains language groups speaks Dutch in the north and French in the south. In the east, there is a German-speaking community.

Belgium is known for its bakeries, fine chocolate, and its beer.

Belgium has one of the world’s highest density of roads and railroads. It is 3rd in the world, behind only Japan and the Netherlands.

The major religion in Belgium is Christianity—predominately Roman Catholic.  However, in 2009, only 5% of the nation’s population was recorded as attending church.

Photo: Belgium – Little Venice Corner in Bruges by Jacob Surland is licensed under CC by 2.0.