środa, 13 listopada 2013

Belgium is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and it has a population of about 11 million people.

Did you know that:
1. There are over 800 kinds of beers made in Belgium.
2. Belgians consume in average 150 liters of beer per person per year.
3. The world's first beer academy opened in Herk-de-Stad, in the Belgian province of Limburg, in 1999.
4. Belgians claim to have invented chips (French fries), and indeed about all towns and villages have their own friterie/frituur (chips seller).
5. Belgian people are the most avid users of discount coupons in the world, just before the United States.
6. Europe's first modern health resort opened in Spa in the 18th century.
7. The Belgian motorway system is the only man-made structure visible from the moon (at night, due to the lights all along the motorway network).

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