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Belgium is a constitutional parliamentary monarchy. The royal family is much-loved by the Belgian people and is today headed by King Albert II, Queen Paola and their three children (Prince Philippe, Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent).

Aug 19, 2011

A Young country’s key dates

With one of the shorter histories of European countries, Belgium managed to pack a lot in. Here are a few major dates that every newcomer should familiarize with.

Aug 19, 2011

Early history

Belgae and Romans (57BC-431AD)

Aug 18, 2011

For its first 164 years, Belgium was a highly centralised state, with power concentrated in the national government in Brussels. It did not work particularly well.

Aug 18, 2011

Belgium is less than 12,000 square miles in area with a population of 10 million inhabitants, or 650 people per square mile.   Belgium is divided into three regions: Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia.

Aug 18, 2011

Tried & Tested: Three reasons why Aveda should top your list of favourite beauty brands

Aug 17, 2011

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