Belgium officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. It covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers and has a population of more than 11 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 50.83° N — Longitude: 4° E
Area: 30,528 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: BE
Measures of Freedom
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 96, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
2019: 8.61, Rank: 23, Personal Freedom: 9.31, Economic Freedom: 7.62
2014: 7.51, Rank: 32
Recounts the history of gradual nationalization of French railroads from 1876 to 1938, as well as a comparison between the Belgian state-owned railway and the then privately-owned French Northern Railway
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Belgium" as of 18 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.