The Kingdom of Belgium is a Western European state that shares borders with France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. The name ‘Belgium’ dates back to the Roman era, referring to the Gallia Belgica, a Roman province in the north of Gaul, now France.
Belgium is divided into three regions. These are the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region, both of which are subdivided into five provinces each and the Brussels Capital Region. The official languages of Belgium are Dutch, French and German.