What is the Ethnic Composition of Belgium?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The ethnic composition of Belgium includes 59% of the Flemish region speaking Dutch, 40% of people living in Wallonia and speaking French, and 1% of the population speaking German. An ethnic composition refers to a group of people who identify with each other based on shared characteristics that can set them apart from other groups.

Ethnic Composition of Belgium

Belgium is a country in Europe and it is a smaller area than the state of Haryana. Belgium shares its boundary with France, Germany, and the Netherlands. It has a population of over 11.5 million and covers an area of 30,528 km (11,787 sq mi). The capital and largest city of Belgium is Brussels. Other major cities of Belgium are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Lige, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven.

Belgium is a small European Country that has a community that speaks Dutch, German, and French.

  • 59% of the total population lives in the Flemish region and speaks Dutch.
  • 40% of the population lives in Wallonia and speaks French.
  • The rest 1% of the population speaks German.
  • About 80% of the population in Brussels spark French.
  • In the Belgian capital, the remaining 20 percent speak Dutch.

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