Monday, January 14, 2008

Belgium



Yes, it is a country. This was a recent topic of discussion and I am happy to inform you with confidence that it is a country. Here are some interesting facts:
Belgium is located in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands. The capital is Brussels.
population: 10,364388
Chief of State: King Albert II
Head of Government: Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt
Dutch (60%), French (40%), German (less than 1 %) are the officicial languages.
There are 750 Hotels
Favorite Detective: Hercule Poirot (writer Agatha Christie's Belgian detective.)

I obtained this information through the CIA. Seriously, I found this really great site: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/be.html#top
(sorry for the long web address, this is my first blog with my new Macbook and I haven't figured out how to make a link yet.)
I thought you might be interested, especially those home schoolers out there. I think it's a great reference for Geography and World History. However, it is the CIA, so they are probably keeping track of who visits!



3 comments:

Cory and Beth said...

Cory is loving Liberty Mutual! It is such a different pace from his last job; he doesn't even feel like he is working. We are thankful for the change for Cory's sake :-)

Jayme said...

Ah ha! Well, who knew? Sounds like a vegetable to me...;o)

Angel said...

Thanks Jen for the Ficus advise! Who knew yellow falling leaves meant too much H2O :(

I've got some sprouting at the bottom so thats a good sign!

How are your grandparents settling in?

xoxo