Belgium

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geographical name Bel·gium \ˈbel-jəm\

Definition of Belgium

  1. 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 11,781 square miles (30,513 square kilometers), population 10,951,266

  1. —see also belgian

Variants of belgium

or French

Belgique

\bel-ˈzhēk\play or Flemish

België

\ˈbel-ḵē-ə\play

BELGIUM Defined for English Language Learners

Belgium

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geographical name Bel·gium \ˈbel-jəm\

Definition of Belgium for English Language Learners

  • : country in Europe



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