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    Belgium Geography - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Total area: 30,510 km2
      land area: 30,230 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Maryland

      Land boundaries: 1,385 km total
      France 620 km, Germany 167 km, Luxembourg 148 km, Netherlands 450 km

      Coastline: 64 km

      Maritime claims: Continental shelf: not specific
      Exclusive fishing zone: equidistant line with neighbors (extends about 68 km from coast)
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy

      Terrain: flat coastal plains in northwest, central rolling hills, rugged mountains of Ardennes Forest in southeast

      Natural resources: coal, natural gas

      Land use: arable land 24%; permanent crops 1%; meadows and pastures 20%; forest and woodland 21%; other 34%, includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: air and water pollution

      Note: majority of West European capitals within 1,000 km of Brussels; crossroads of Western Europe; Brussels is the seat of the EC

      NOTE: The information regarding Belgium on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belgium Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belgium Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.



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