Europe, Belgium, Flanders

Other sights in Flanders

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Other sights in Flanders

Rounding out his back catalog of Belgium photos, the Monkey found this trio of shots from his 2002 travels around Flanders.


Windmill in Damme, Flanders, Belgium
The Monkey poses along the banks of the Sluis Canal in Damme, near Bruges. Behind him is a classic windmill of the type most commonly associated with the Netherlands. Its presence here in northern Belgium underscores the historic links with the neighbor to the north.

Check out Schlepp’s picture from Damme in the Schlepp travel section.

North Sea sunset, Zeebrugge, Flanders, Belgium
The Monkey contemplates the setting sun over the North Sea at Zeebrugge, one of Belgium’s main ports and a common departure point for ferries to Britain.

Tongeren, Flanders, Belgium
The Monkey stopped by the Tongeren City Hall for this snap shot with the colorful flags.



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Belgium

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Population:

10,403,951 (2008)

Land area:

30,278 sq. km.

Capital:

Brussels (pop. 949,070; 2005)

Economy:

In 2006, Belgium ranked 9th in the UNDP Human Development Index and 18th in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $37,384.34. Public debt accounts for 84.6 percent of total GDP, while 15.2 percent of Belgians are beneath the poverty line.

Main language(s):

Dutch (Flemish), French

Monkey's name:

Aap, Le Singe

Fun fact:

Of all Belgium’s famous comics, no character is more famous than Tintin. The comic showcased the adventures of the journalist Tintin and his trusty dog Snowy as they travelled to exotic places from the Tibet and the Yucatán to the surface of the moon, exploring and solving crimes along the way. Penned and drawn by Belgian artist Hergé, the series first appeared in newspapers in 1929 and later expanded to books. One measure of Tintin’s popularity is the fact that his books have been translated into over 60 languages worldwide.



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