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Belgium presentation with sound


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Belgium presentation with sound

  1. 1. Kingdom of Belgium<br />Belgium is a small country with a population of  10 millionThere are three languages (Dutch, French and German). However, English is widely spoken. The three regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels) have self-government in many spheres.<br />Let’s just take a look on the following:<br />• geography<br />• politics<br />• regions<br />•environment<br />• tourist attractions<br />• religion<br />• food<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  2. 2. geography<br />Located in western Europe, Belgium has about 40 mi of seacoast on the North Sea, at the Strait of Dover, and is approximately the size of Maryland. The Meuse and the Schelde, Belgium's principal rivers, are important commercial arteries<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  3. 3. RELIGION<br />Belgium is seventy-five percent Roman Catholic and twenty-five percent Protestant.Religion has been another source of division in Belgium's history, with the people in the north of the country inclining towards Protestantism and the teachings of Luther. <br />The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respected this right in practice. However, government officials continued to have the authority to research and monitor religious groups that are not officially recognized.  <br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  4. 4. ENVIRONMENT<br />The population density in Belgium is high, but the country does include wild, forested hills in the Ardennes. Other environments within the country include heathlands along the border with Holland, a high moorland plateau with peat bogs in the Northern Ardennes on the German border and reclaimed land along the North Sea coasts.Like most countries with coal and steel industries, Belgium has suffered from environmental pollution. However, there is now a network of national parks and protected landscapes, including parts of the Ardennes; coastal areas important to birdlife and the high peat bogs of the Hautes Fagnes reserve. EU finance has assisted some of these initiatives. <br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  5. 5. FOOD<br />Belgium is particularly famous for waffles and chips. Belgian chips are often eaten with mayonnaise or served with mussels. Endive is a popular vegetable, as are, of course, brussel sprouts. Seafood is plentiful and trout is fished in the rivers. Soups include waterzooi which is more like a stew. Beer features in a number of recipes. There are over four hundred types of beer brewed including Chimay.Belgium is well known for its luxury chocolates which are sold widely and in the specialist chocolate shops. <br />BELGIAN ENDIVE<br />BELGIAN BEER<br />BELGIAN CHOCOLATE<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  6. 6. POLITICS<br />Belgium's political institutions are complex; most political power is organised around the need to represent the main cultural (and political) communities. Since around 1970, the significant national Belgian political parties have split into distinct representations for each communities' interests besides defenders of their ideologies. These parties belong to three main political families, though close to the centre: the right-wing Liberals, the social conservative Christian Democrats, and Socialists forming theleft-wing.<br />
  7. 7. REGION<br />Belgium is divided into three regions:<br />> the FELMISH REGION (Flanders)<br />> the BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION (Brussels)<br />> the WALOON REGION (Wallonia)<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  8. 8. FLEMISH REGION<br />The Flemish Region or Flander. occupies the northern part of Belgium. IT is divided into 5 provinces which contain a total of 308 municipalities. Brussels is part of Flanders, but only for all its Flemish inhabitants and local institutions BECAUSE Flemish Region has no institutions on its own. Its competencies were transferred to the unified Flemish institutions that combine both regional and community competencies. Flanders contains five provinces: West Flanders, East Flanders, Antwerp, Flemish Brabant, Limburg.<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  9. 9. BRUSSELS CAPITAL<br />Brussels Region is centrally located and completely surrounded by the province of Flemish Brabant and thus by the Flemish Region.  it is the smallest of the three regions. It contains Brussels, which acts both as federal and regional capital, and in total 19 municipalities. The Brussels Capital Region contains only one administrative district, the Brussels Capital District.<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  10. 10. WALLOON REGION<br />The Walloon Region or Wallonia. occupies the southern part of Belgium. and iTs also divided into 5 provinces which contain a total of 262 municipalities. Its capital is Namur. Walloon Region contains five provinces: Hainaut, Walloon Brabant, Namur, Liège and Luxembourg.<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  11. 11. Kingdom of Belgium<br />TOURIST ATTRACTION<br />GRAND PALACE IN BRUSSELS,BELGIUM<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  12. 12. Kingdom of Belgium<br />TOURIST ATTRACTION<br />CASTLE COUNT OF FLANDERS<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  13. 13. Kingdom of Belgium<br />TOURIST ATTRACTION<br />CITY OF BRUGGES<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  14. 14. Kingdom of Belgium<br />TOURIST ATTRACTION<br />ANTWERP CENTAL TRAIN STATION<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  15. 15. Kingdom of Belgium<br />TOURIST ATTRACTION<br />ATOMIUM IN BRUSSELS<br />By: Karina Blanco<br />
  16. 16. INTERNET REFERENCES: <br />FOR GENERAL INFORMATION:<br /><br /><br /><br />FOR PHOTOS:<br /><br /><br />