Belgium

geographical name
Bel·​gium | \ ˈbel-jəm How to pronounce Belgium (audio) \
variants: or French Belgique \ bel-​ˈzhēk How to pronounce Belgium (audio) \ or Flemish België \ ˈbel-​ḵē-​ə How to pronounce Belgium (audio) \

Definition of Belgium

country of western Europe bordering on the North Sea and comprising the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders and the French-speaking region of Wallonia; a constitutional monarchy; capital Brussels area 11,787 square miles (30,528 square kilometers), population 11,571,000

— see also belgian sense 1

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“Belgium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Belgium. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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