The most important sectors of Luxembourg's economy in were the financial and insurance activities Luxembourg's main export partners are Germany, France and Belgium, while its main import partners are Belgium, Germany and China. French, German Political system:
See Article History Alternative Titles: It is one of the smallest and most densely populated European countries, and it has been, since its independence ina representative democracy headed by a hereditary constitutional monarch.
Initially, Belgium had a unitary form of government. Just north of the boundary between Walloon Brabant Brabant Walloon and Flemish Vlaams Brabant lies the officially bilingual but majority French-speaking Brussels-Capital Region, with approximately one-tenth of the total population.
See also Fleming and Walloon.
Belgium and the political entities that preceded it have been rich with historical and cultural associations, from the Gothic grandeur of its medieval university and commercial cities and its small, castle-dominated towns on steep-bluffed winding rivers, through its broad traditions in painting and music that marked one of the high points of the northern Renaissance in the 16th century, to its contributions to the arts of the 20th century and its maintenance of the folk cultures of past eras.
Given its area and population, Belgium today is one of the most heavily industrialized and urbanized countries in Europe. Belgium also has some 40 miles 60 km of shoreline on the North Sea.
Relief, drainage, and soils Belgium generally is a low-lying country, with a broad coastal plain extending in a southeasterly direction from the North Sea and the Netherlands and rising gradually into the Ardennes hills and forests of the southeast, where a maximum elevation of 2, feet metres is reached at Botrange.
The Ardennes region is part of the Hercynian orogenic belt of mountain ranges, which reaches from western Ireland into Germany and was formed roughly to million years ago, during the Paleozoic Era.
The Ardennes is a plateau cut deeply by the Meuse River and its tributaries. Its higher points contain peat bogs and have poor drainage; these uplands are unsuitable as cropland.
A large depression, known east of the Meuse River as the Famenne and west of it as the Fagne, separates the Ardennes from the geologically and topographically complex foothills to the north. The principal feature of the area is the Condroz, a plateau more than 1, feet metres in elevation comprising a succession of valleys hollowed out of the limestone between sandstone crests.
Its northern boundary is the Sambre-Meuse valleywhich traverses Belgium from south-southwest to northeast. About half of it remains wooded; in the south lies a small region of iron ore deposits.
The area is dissected by the Dender, Senne, Dijle, and other rivers that enter the Schelde Escaut River ; it is bounded to the east by the Herve Plateau. The Brussels region lies within the Central Plateaus. Bordering the North Sea from France to the Schelde is the low-lying plain of Flanders, which has two main sections.
Maritime Flanders, extending inland for about 5 to 10 miles 8 to 16 kmis a region of newly formed and reclaimed land polders protected by a line of dunes and dikes and having largely clay soils.
Interior Flanders comprises most of East and West Flanders and has sand-silt or sand soils. At an elevation of about 80 to feet 25 to 90 metresit is drained by the Leie, Schelde, and Dender rivers flowing northeastward to the Schelde estuary. Several shipping canals interlace the landscape and connect the river systems.
Lying between about and feet 50 and metres in elevation, the Kempenland contains pastureland and is the site of a number of industrial enterprises; it forms an irregular watershed of plateau and plain between the extensive Schelde and Meuse drainage systems. Page 1 of Overview of the EU countries.
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Luxembourg is a small country located in the Low Countries, part of North-West Europe It borders Belgium for kilometres (92 miles) to the west and north, France (23 km [14 mi]) to the south, and Germany ( km [86 mi]) to the east. Luxembourg is landlocked, separated from the North Sea by Belgium.
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The question of the existence of what might be called European Management is a . Belgium - Overview of economy The country was the first in continental Europe to undergo the Industrial Revolution, and through the 19th century it was a major steel producer.
Large coal deposits helped fuel the industrialization. Belgium was one of the founding members of the European Community (later the EU), and has been one of the. Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Commission of the European Communities.
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