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About Belgium

Belgium, officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium is a Western European country. It is a Sovereign State and a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. The country has 3 primary regions, the Walloons, the Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region.

Belgium is one of the countries where the industrial revolution took place in the 17th and 18th centuries. It also had its own colonies in Congo and Guatemala.

Economically, Belgium is a developed country with an advanced high-income economy. The quality of life, health care, education, human development index is very high. It is also ranked as one of the most reputed, most peaceful and safest places to live.

The Belgian economy is heavily service-oriented and strongly supports an open economy. The industry segments are in chemical, diamond, and petroleum.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityBrussels
Government TypeFederal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesDutch, French, German
Currency Euro, EUR
Phone Code +32
Important CitiesAntwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, Leuven, Mons, Deurne
National DayNational Day (21st Jul)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking46 (Very Easy)
Primary Industriesengineering and metal products, motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipment, scientific instruments, processed food and beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, base metals, textiles, glass, petroleum
Major Exportschemicals, machinery and equipment, finished diamonds, metals and metal products, foodstuffs
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Hides and Skins, Minerals, Animal, Vegetables, Food Products, Fuels, Wood, Transportation, Metals
Major Importsraw materials, machinery and equipment, chemicals, raw diamonds, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, transportation equipment, oil products.
Major Imports from IndiaWood, Minerals, Hides and Skins, Footwear, Animal, Plastic or Rubber, Vegetables, Food Products, Transportation, Fuels, Textiles and Clothing
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Treaties and Agreements, Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement (BIPA), Economic and Trade Relations
Bordering NationsNetherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France
Member ofAntarctic treaty system(ATS), Council of Europe(COE), European Communities(EC), European Economic Area(EEA), European Economic Community(EEC), European Union(EU), Group of 10(G10), International Monetary Fund(IMF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for BelgiumEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Santosh Jha
Honourable Ambassador
Chausee de Vleurgat, 217, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
32 (0)2 6409140, and 32 (0)2 6451850

Embassy Details of Belgium in IndiaEmbassy of Belgium
H.E. Mr. Didier Anna L. Vanderhasselt
50 N, ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-42428000 (O)

Consulate General in Mumbai
Mr. Frank Geerkens
Consul General
11, M.L. Dahanukar Marg Carmichael Road, Mumbai 400 026
+91-22-26521019 (O) 

Trade Office in Bangalore
Mr. Jayant Nadiger
Flemish Trade Commissioner
No. 102, 1st Floor, Prestige Poseidon 139, Residency Road Bangalore 560 025
2222 9921,22 (O)

Consulate General in Chennai
Mr. Mark Frans Marie Van De Vreken
Consul General
18, IIIrd Floor Yafa Tower Khader NAwaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam
044-40485500 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Belgium in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Vikash Kandoi
Honorary Consul
10 Camac Street Industry House 15th Floor Kolkata - 700017

033-22822404/7531 (O)