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    Belgium Geography - 1989

      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, Luxembourg 148 km, Netherlands 450 km, FRG 167 km

      Coastline: 64 km

      Maritime claims: @m5Continental shelf: not specific
      @m5Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial 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: 24% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 20% meadows and pastures; 21% forest and woodland; 34% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      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 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belgium Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belgium Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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