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Belgium

 

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 Belgium
All information: Belgium
 
 United States
All information: United States
 
Area:30,530 km² 9,831,510 km²
Population:11,484,000 328,240,000
Official language:Dutch English

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Government

Government form:Federal parliamentary republic (under constitutional monarchy) Federal presidential republic
Independent since:1839 n.Chr. 1776 n.Chr.
Capital:Brussels Washington, D.C.


Population

Inhabitants per km²:376.2 33.4
Life expectancy males:79.4 years 76.1 years
Life expectancy females:83.9 years 81.1 years
Average age:41.6 years 37.4 years
Birthrate:10.30 ‰ 11.60 ‰
Deathrate:10.70 ‰ 8.60 ‰
Migrationrate:4.80 ‰ 3.00 ‰


Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
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Political stability:71 77
Civil rights:87 85
Health:92 74
Climate:20 64
Cost of Living:30 38
Popularity:52 85


Economy

Currency: Euro (1 EUR = 100 Cent) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:5.6 % 3.7 %
Inflation rate:1.44 % 1.81 %
Cost of Living:108.30 % 110.20 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:55.40 % 36.60 %
Average income:42,296 € 58,741 €
Corruption index:75 (good) 69 (moderate)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:473,074 Mio €41.19 M € 19,092,826 M €58.17 M €
Gross national product:485,679 Mio €42.29 M € 19,280,405 M €58.74 M €
Exported goods:389,725 M €33.94 M € 2,258,389 M €6.88 M €
Imported goods:385,666 M €33.58 M € 2,782,006 M €8.48 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:118,414 km10.31 km 6,586,610 km20.07 km
Railways:3,592 km0.31 km 293,564 km0.89 km
Waterways:2,043 km0.18 km 41,009 km0.12 km
Harbours:2010.018 3,6730.011
Airports:410.004 13,5130.041


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:82.16 bn kWh7.15 m kWh 3,902.00 bn kWh11.89 m kWh
Energy production:79.83 bn kWh6.95 m kWh 4,095.00 bn kWh12.48 m kWh
Energy export:8.47 bn kWh737,108.97 kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,536.36 kWh
Energy imports:14.65 bn kWh1.28 m kWh 72.72 bn kWh221,545.53 kWh
CO2 emissions:96.89 m t8,436.87 t 5.01 bn t15,251.98 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+32 +1
Internet domain:.be .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:3,930,410342 107,281,000327
Mobile phones:11,509,5731,002 422,000,0001,286
Internet server:5,192,000452 505,000,0001,539
Internet users:10,378,199904 290,488,378885



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:6.20 2.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:3.32 2.59
Diabetes sufferers:4.6 % 10.8 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:0.1 % 0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:79.0 % 77.0 %
Smokers:28.2 % 21.8 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Belgium and United States

Daytime temperatures:14.6 °C 18.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:7.3 °C 7.2 °C
Relative humidity:82 % 67 %
Absolute humidity:8 g/m³ 9 g/m³
Rain days per year:130.8 85.2
Sunshine hours per day:4.6 7.2


Native languages

English:n/a 82.1 %
Dutch:54.2 % n/a
French:41.1 % 0.7 %
Spanish:n/a 10.7 %
Italian:2.1 % 0.6 %
Chinese:n/a 0.9 %
German:0.7 % 0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a 0.2 %
Russian:n/a 0.2 %
other:1.9 % 2.6 %


Religions

Christianity:75.0 % 78.5 %
Jewry:0.3 % 1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a 1.6 %
Islam:n/a 1.1 %
Hinduism:n/a 1.0 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.7 %
other:24.7 % 15.3 %