What is Belgium Famous/Known For?
1Highest Number of Chocolate Sales
Belgium also referred to as the Kingdom of Belgium is located in Europe. Belgium has a small land mass, but it is highly populated. The city’s capital is located in Brussels and just like most of its cities, it is characterized by a scenic beauty and picturesque canals. It is not surprising to hear people describe places in Belgium as fairy tales. Here are some of the things Belgium is known for. Brussels Airport records the highest sales of chocolate in the world. More than 700 tonnes of chocolate are sold yearly at this International airport. In a year, an average Belgian consumes about 8000g of chocolate. There’s a lot of debate about which country produces the best chocolates, and Belgium is a top contender. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Survived Without a Government
A political upheaval between 2010 and 2011 led to almost two years of running the country without a government. This is a very laudable feat because everything ran smoothly during this era. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
In a party, a Belgian is most likely to be the life of the party. Belgians love a good party. They drink responsibly and ensure you are carried along even when you do not understand their language. A city in Belgium, Tomorrowland is the host of the largest electronic party in the world. Get prepared for numerous fun times whenever you are in Belgium. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The “WorldWideWeb” (www.com) was created by a Belgian; Robert Cailliau. French Fries aren’t French after all. They were named “French Fries” after the French-speaking natives of Belgian, the Wallonians. These Fries originated from Belgium. A Belgian called Adolphe Sax also created the Saxophone. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
A town in Belgium known as Spa, it’s the most sought-after relaxation center in the world. The resort area combines the elements of nature to give guests the best experience. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Barowners Do Not Close Shop
A good drink is always available whenever you walk into a pub at Belgium. Most of the bars do not shut down. You can pop in at any time to have a glass of good old Belgian beer. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Site of the Battle of Waterloo
Ever heard the expression; to meet your Waterloo? Well, the battle which was one of the deadliest battles in the earliest 19th century took place at Waterloo, Belgium. This area is widely visited by tourists to take a look at a battleground where thousands of men died. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Belgium remains one of the first countries to recognize LGBT rights and permit same-sex marriage. Belgium also legalized “mercy killing” popularly referred to as “Euthanasia” in the early 2000s. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Belgians speak both French and Dutch. Wallonia located in the South is home to the French-speaking natives while Flanders located in the North is home to the Dutch-speaking Flemish. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is in between these regions hence its natives speak the two languages. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Home of Diamond
More than three a quarter of the diamonds in the world are in Antwerp. There are so very many skilled artisans in Antwerp that are good at Diamond cutting. The area where Diamond business is carried out is popularly called the Diamond center. About 55 billion dollar worth of diamonds is refined in this district every year.