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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
CurrencyEuro, EUR
Phone Code +32
Important CitiesAntwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, Leuven, Mons, Deurne
National DayNational Day (21st Jul)
GDP (nominal)USD 627.511 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking46
Primary Industriesengineering and metal products, motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipment, scientific instruments, processed food and beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, base metals, textiles, glass, petroleum
Foreign 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)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Books and Papers, Fashion and Apparel, Rubber and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Silk & Textiles, Ceramic Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Glass and glassware
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Gems & Jewellery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fashion and Apparel, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories
Total Exports ValueUSD 636.424 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 624.289 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 12.135 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Treaties and Agreements, Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement (BIPA), Economic and Trade Relations
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Arms and Ammunitions, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Rubber and Products, Books and Papers, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Wood and Pulp, Edible Oils & Seeds, Glass and glassware, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
Major Imports from IndiaGems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Cosmetics and Accessories, Plastics and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Rubber and Products, Spices, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses
India's Imports ValueUSD 9,177.67 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 8,864.09 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 1 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for BelgiumEmbassy of India
H.E. Saurabh Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
Chausee de Vleurgat, 217, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
32 (0)2 6409140, and 32 (0)2 6451850

Embassy Details of Belgium in IndiaBelgium
Embassy 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)