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Almost 97% of the population of this country lives in cities - this is one of the largest indicators in the world.

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Belgium is one of the few countries in the world in which the receipt of education up to the age of 18 is required from every citizen.

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Belgium leads the world in the number of women in its parliament.

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Belgium has an excellent indicator for the average life expectancy of the population - 79.22 years.

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The fourth largest seaport of the world is located in Antwerp.

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Speaking about interesting facts about Belgium, we will not forget and describe the character of its inhabitants. On the performance and punctuality of the Belgians you can create legends. If they are obliged to start work at 5 am, then at this time everyone will already be at their workplaces. It is required to walk exclusively along the pedestrian paths - the Belgians move only on them.

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A unique village called Barla is located on the border line of Belgium with the Netherlands. Its Belgian part, comprising 22 enclaves, is surrounded by Dutch territory. But inside the Belgian enclaves there are 7 Netherlands enclaves. Due to the sometimes passing inside the houses of the border, the citizenship of their owners in this unique case is determined by the country to which the front door of the house belongs.

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Smoking in Belgian cafes is prohibited. The offender will be fined as much as 150 euros. But the owner of the cafe in this case will have to pay for the oversight to 1600 euros. For a cigarette butt thrown out on the street from the cafe, fined 625 euros. All nine Belgian casinos are likewise obliged to comply with the ban on smoking.

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Among the most developed countries in the world, Belgium has the highest income tax - 45%.

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Belgium is among the leaders in receiving foreigners into their citizenship. Canada is ahead of it.

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Brewers of Belgium produce more than 800 varieties of this drink.

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The most comic books in the world are produced in Belgium.

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A high breed of muscle is characterized by a breed of cows called the Belgian blue, or - a monster cow. This is due to the mutation of the gene that controls the protein that limits the excessive development of muscles - myostatin. Belgian blue meat contains a minimum amount of fat, which is highly appreciated by consumers. Breeding them is also not usual - using linebreeding, when the individual crosses with his direct ancestors.

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The controllers of Belgian public transport have many rights. In addition to checking travel documents, they are allowed to search passengers and their luggage, the controller can drop passengers out of transport, and even detain them until the police arrive within half an hour.

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Belgians are clearly not indifferent to pets. More than 10 million of their dogs and cats live in the 10 million inhabitants of this state.