Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch:België[ˈbɛlɣijə]; French:Belgique[bɛlʒik]; German:Belgien[ˈbɛlɡiən]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats and as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787sqmi) and has a population of about 11million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.
Belgian wine is produced in several parts of Belgium and production, although still modest at 1,400 hectoliters in 2004, has expanded in recent decades.
Belgian wine first appeared in the Middle Ages, around the 9th century. It is unlikely that wine was made in the area now known as Belgium before that, since the climate was not suitable and Gaul was covered with thick forests. However, there are mentions of Paris vineyards in the 4th century. From that time, vine cultivation spread northward and in the 8th century the banks of the Rhine were covered with vineyards. The first attempts at viniculture in Belgium were made around the same time. Moreover, the vineyards were already well established in Amay. The vineyard at Vivegnis, in the north of the province of Liège, was already considered old in the 9th century, as well as the vineyard at Huy, which belonged in part to the Bishop of Liège. The edges of the Meuse River were intensively cultivated because they offered well-exposed hillsides.
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According to him, Belgium is always among Việt... On the occasion, he suggested Belgium consider increasing the number of postgraduate scholarships for Việt Nam, especially in areas where Belgium has strength, such as transportation infrastructure, environment and tourism.
The governor said that Belgium should provide support for promoting education in the merged districts of the province and special scholarships for the youth ...Ghulam Ali also underlined the need to strengthen bilateral trade and people-to-people ties with Belgium.
— Lori and SteveSears presented three area technical school students with the first three scholarships in memory of their son, Cody Lee Stiens, who died on Jan ...High school seniors Mia Roush, James Ungles and Maddelyn Swinford received the scholarships worth $1,500 each ... He traveled to Belgium to teach a class and even more throughout the U.S.
. It was September 1997. I was about to join the UN's "oil-for-food" programme designed to counteract the effect of sanctions on the Iraqi people... Our plane was to be the last UN flight as Saddam decided to retaliate with his own sanctions ... Gadi's sister, Ban, who had a marvellous soprano voice, was awarded a scholarship in Leuwen, Belgium.
That evolved into “percus-bot,” a box with 14 arms that can stamp out drum rhythms on PVC pipes and impromptu bells, then eventually a Fulbright scholarship trip to Belgium to study robotic orchestras, and, more recently, into the Institute for Psyborganology, his ...
Gilman InternationalScholarship for study abroad in the October 2022 application cycle, more than in any other cycle and more than all of Kentucky’s other public institutions combined ...Area students who earned the scholarship are. ... Brown earned the scholarship to study in France and Belgium in summer 2023.
The Louisiana scholarship honors former Gov ... Their studies need not be focused on the French language or Belgium, but scholarship recipients from Louisiana should be proficient French speakers, at least to the level of advanced intermediate — for example, they must be able to take their classes in the French language at Namur.