Where Dutch Flanders meets French Wallonia, Belgium has provided the world with its famous fine chocolate, Belgian ale, fried potato wedges, and waffles. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes as the World War I and II battleground, the capital region of Brussels is the unofficial capital of the European Union, created to promote peace and cooperation within the continent.
There are three regions: Flanders in the North, where Flemish Dutch is spoken; Wallonia in the South, where French is spoken; and Brussels, the capital of Belgium, which is officially bilingual in French and Dutch. German and English are also very commonly spoken in Belgium, mostly in the larger cities.
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Regions and Provinces of Belgium
Bilingual (French-Dutch) Capital Region and capital city
Unofficial capital of the EU (European Union)
Surrounded by Flemish Brabant
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capital of Belgium