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Transcript of Belgium

Belgium Customs and Culture
Food Beer Clothing On cities, people wear modern Western-style clothes. Men who work in offices are normally wear suit jackets to work. Women usally wear pants to work. On some farms women still wear the traditional dark-colored clothing and white aprons, men wear the old-fashioned caps. Language
German Frites (fries) Chocolate Mussles Potatoes Waffles Salmon Family Structure Normally a family has one or two children, both parents normally have jobs. The women and the men take care of the family and are responsible for household duties that is why they share the duties. Families normally go on excursions on holidays and Sundays. Familis normally live separated. Belgians normally don't live in the cities they were born in. Religion
75% of the people are romans catholics, 20% are protestant and judasim, 5% others Belgians do lots of different sports like hiking, fishing, canoeing, on winter they do skiing, tobogganing,
and they love to play soccer, tennis, and cycling. Sports Holidays and Traditions In december 6th. This is the feast of Saint Nicholas. On that day this holy man comes down the chimney and leaves presents for the children. This feast of Sinterklaas is the most important of Belgium traditions.
Christmas is also big in Belgium. And Santa also shows up with Christmas, bringing more presents! After Christmas comes New Year. It wouldn't be another of the Belgium traditions if there wasn't an abundance of food and drink. January 6th, which is the celebration of the Three Wise Men, and Easter, Carnival.

History Overview Timeline May 28, 1940 In WW II, Belgian
army surrendered
to invading German
troops. April 27, 1942 Belgian Jews
were forced
to wear stars August 4, 1942 The first train
with Jews
Mechelen, Belgium
to Auschwitz September 4, 1944 British troops
liberated Antwerp,
Belgium from
German Nazis December 16, 1944 The Germans mounted
a major surprise attack
killing about 81,000
Allied soldiers while
120,000 Axis soldiers died
the Germans lost the battle June 2, 1999 The European Union
oredered that a vast
part of Belgian products
be taken and destroyed
due to a fear of doxin-
in the chickens and eggs July 12, 1999 In Belgium a
new government
coalition under
Guy Verhofadast
takes place
with King George II
as the king. Geography Belgium is found in Western Europe covering a total area of 30,528 sq kilometers, with a land area of 30,278 sq km and 250 sq km of water. Its bordering countries include France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The geography of Belgium is characterized by its varied landscapes consisting of rivers and gorges of the Ardennes as distinct from the rolling plains which constitute most of the countryside. The country has a coastline of 66.5 km. Belgium is divided into three main geographical regions with the coastal plain in the north-west, the central plateau and the Ardennes uplands in the south-east. The various other features of the Geography of Belgium are given below.

Beligum has allways been a small country. Throughout the decades following its independence, Belgium was invaded several times by Germany. In 1944 though, British, Canadian and America armies formally liberated Belgium! Its name is derived from the Belgae. The Romans invaded the area and Belgium was controlled as a Roman province for nearly 300 years. Rome's power began to shrink when Germanic tribes were pushed into the area. By then a German group took control of the country. After the Germans arrived, the northern part of Belgium started speaking German. While the people in the south spoke Latin. Belgium was then later occupied by Spain from 1519 to 1713. In 1795, however, Belgium was occupied by France after the French Revolution. Napoleon's army was beaten during the Battle of Waterloo near Brussels and Belgium became a part of the Netherlands in 1815. It was then not until 1830 that Belgium won its independence from the Dutch. In that year, there was an uprising by the Belgian people and in 1831, a constitutional monarchy was established and a monarch from the House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha in Germany was invited to run the country. Overview Maps Economy Exports
machinery and equipment, chemicals, diamonds, metals and metal products, foodstuffs Imports
machinery and equipment, chemicals, metals and metal products, foodstuffs Currency Natural Resources
natural gas
silica sand
carbonates Telecomunications
Internet Transportations
Airports Population Age Structure
0-14 years: 17.2%
15-64 years: 65.6%
65 years and over: 17.2% Life Expectancy
male: 76 years
female: 82 years Literacy Rate in belgium is 98% Goverment Capital Brusels Goverment type
democracy under a constitutional monarch Independence
4 October 1830 Kids Life
The kids go to school usually by bike, school ends at 3:00 PM they go to their houses and finish their homework and go to slee at 9:00 PM. or they have after schools that end 5:00 PM. They go to their houses and finish their homework and go to sleep at 9:00 PM Socializing
People normally meet at or at school. In summer in terraces, bars, restaurantor at school. Thanks for listening!
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