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Benelux

Belgium Luxembourg The Netherlands

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Benelux Belgium
Luxembourg
The Netherlands Political Belgium Belgium is a Federal Parliamentary
under a Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Brussels Current Leaders:
Chief of State-King Albert II
Prime Minister-Yves Leterme
Cabinet-Council of Ministers Members of NATO, UN, and EU Political Economic Information Currency-Euro Primary Economic Activities:
Auto production, metals,processed food and beverages, textile industry Belgium imports more
energy than they export. Natural Resources:
construction materials, silica sand, carbonates Population Centers:
1. Brussels
2. Antwerp
3. Ghent Population Information Total Population-
10,423,493 Belgium is developed. Their standard of living is good. They have a high literacy ratd a high life expectancy Literacy Rate: 99% Life Expectancy-
76 years for males,
82 years for females Cultural Information: Average Education
Levels-
16 years Ethnic Makeup-
Fleming 58%
Walloon 31%
Mixed/Other 11% Languages
Dutch (official)-60%
French (official)-40%
German (official)-less than 1% Religious Makeup-
Roman Catholic 75%
Other (including Protestant) 25% Traditional Culture: Luxembourg Luxembourg is a Constitutional Monarchy. Capital city: Luxembourg Current Leaders:
Chief of State-Grand Duke Henri
Prime Minister-Jean-Claude Juncker
Deputy Prime Minister-Jean Asselborn
Cabinet-Council of Ministers recommended by the Prime Minister and appointed by the monarch Luxembourg is a member of NATO, UN, and EU. Economic Information Currency-Euro GDP Per Capita:
$79,000 Population Total
Population:
495,538 Luxembourg is a developed country. Their standard of living is very high. The per capita income is a large amount, and their life expectancy is long. Literacy
Rate:
100% Life expectancy:
76 years for males
82 years for females Cultural Information Ethnic makeup:
Luxembourger-63%
Portugese- 33%
French-5%
Italian-4% Languages:
Luxembourgish (official)
German
French Religious Makeup:
Roman Catholic- 87%
Protostant, Jewish, Muslim-13% Traditional Culture: Energy production:
Luxembourg imports more
energy than they produce. The Netherlands Influenced by German and French
cultures, and for 4 centuries was
governed by another country. There is
little culture in Luxembourg which
was not inspired by another country. Political The Netherlands is a
Constitutional Monarchy. Capital: Amsterdam Current Leaders:
Chief of State: Queen Beatrix
Prime Minister: Mark Rutte
Deputy Prime Minister:Maxime Verhagen
Cabinet: Council of Ministers (appointed by the monarch) Economic Information Currency: Euro Primary
Economic Activities:
Agriculture,
metal,
electrical
products GDP Per Capita: $39,000 Energy Use
and Production:
The Netherlands imports
and uses more
energy than
they export. Natural Resources:
oil and natural gas Population Centers:
1. Luxembourg
2. Esch-sur-Alzette
3. Dudelange Population Information Total Population: 16,783,092 Standard of Living:The Netherlands is a developed country with a long life span and few deaths caused in some third world countries. Literacy Rate:
99% Cultural Average Education level: 17 years Ethnic Makeup:
Dutch-80.7%
EU-5%
Indonesian-2.4%
Turkish-2.2%
Surinamese-2%
Moroccan-2%
Caribbean-0.8%
Other-4.8% Languages:
Dutch (official)
Frisian (official) Religious Makeup:
Roman Catholic-30%
Protestant-20%
Muslim-5.8%
None-42%
other-2.2% Belgium is a great immigration
country where many Jews and Pols
fled, especially around World WarII.
Their culture is conspired of mostly
a mixture of French and German ideas.
Ruled by France until the 1400s, many
of the French ways of life are still
in effect today. International Memberships:
EU, NATO and the UN
Currency: the Euro Primary Economic
Activities: mining
minerals, working metals,
and tourism attractions. Per capita Income:
$45,000 Energy usage:
Belgium uses more energy than it domestically produces. Natural Resources:
silica sand, carbonates Population Centers:
1.Amsterdam
2.Rotterdam
3.Gravenhage Life Expectancy:
male 77 years
female 82 years This population pyramid shows the dramatic increase of people, then the slow decrese of population as the fewer people have bigger families. this graph shows the populatio trends
in Luxembourg. Like most European
countries, Luxembourg had a baby boom
after the second world war, and is now
declining in population. The population of the Netherlands was solidly growing, but is now declining like most countries in Europe. Average Education level:
17 years
The Netherlands has a culture affected by
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