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Interesting historical facts about Belgium

There are more tax rates in Belgium. People earning more than € 38830 are taxed at 50%.

Borrangebou - The first skyscraper - was built in 1932 in Belgium (construction completed) in Europe. It has 26 floors, and it is 95.8 meters high.

Interesting historical facts about Belgium
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The world's largest urbanized population is in Belgium. About 98% of the country's population lives in cities and urban areas. Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Charleroi, Ghent and Lease are among the most important urban areas in Belgium.

The word "spa" comes from the spa town in Belgium.

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Belgium has the highest number of palaces per square kilometer compared to any other country in the world. It is estimated that they have a total of 3,000 palaces.

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Chocolate production in the country has been going up from 1635. Today there are more than 2,000 chocolate shops in the country, and it produces 173,000 tons of chocolate every year.

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Since 1447, diamond trade is taking place in Antwerp, the city is also called the capital of diamond of the world.

Belgian is the place where Napoleon Bonaparte had lost. He was defeated in Waterloo in the south of Brussels. Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18 June 1815.

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A Belgian king was removed in 1990 for 36 hours. This move was made to pass a law in favor of abortion, the king was against it, so before the passage of the law it was removed and after being restored, the king was made again.

The world's first printed newspaper was made in Antwerp in Belgium in 1605. The newspaper was called Relation. Johan Carrolls (1575-1634) was the publisher of the newspaper.

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The color combination is same in the flag of Belgium and Germany - black, yellow and red. However, the orientation of colors is different.


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