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According to wholevehicles, Belgium is a small, western European country measuring around 11,787 square miles. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, France to the southwest, Germany to the east and Luxembourg to the southeast. Belgium’s terrain consists mostly of flat coastal plains in the northwest and hilly uplands in the Ardennes region in the southeast. The highest point in Belgium is Botrange at 2,277 feet above sea level. The climate of Belgium is temperate with mild summers and cool winters. Education in Belgium is provided free of charge for all children from pre-school through university level education. Primary school starts at age 6 and lasts for six years, followed by secondary school which lasts for four years with an option of a fifth year if students wish to pursue further specialization in a particular field such as mathematics or science. After completing secondary school students can take entrance exams to gain admission into universities or other higher educational institutions such as technical schools or pedagogical institutes where they can specialize in a particular field such as engineering or education. Higher education institutions are divided into two categories: universities and colleges. Universities offer undergraduate degrees in a variety of fields including medicine, law, economics, engineering and humanities while colleges provide vocational training programs that focus on specific areas such as business management, computer programming or marketing. Distance learning courses are also available for those who wish to study from home or abroad as well as online platforms offering various degrees from Belgian universities such as University of Brussels which offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees online. The literacy rate in Belgium stands at 99%, making it one of the most literate countries in the world due to its commitment to providing quality education through initiatives such as providing free textbooks, increasing teacher salaries, building more schools in rural areas offering scholarships for students wishing to pursue higher education abroad or within Belgium and offering free adult literacy classes across the country. Check andyeducation for Belgium School and Education.


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According to COUNTRYAAH, Belgium is a Central-western European state (30,528 km² including Baarle-Hertog, enclave in the Netherlands). Capital: Brussels. Administrative division: regions (3). Population: 10,646,800 (2009 estimate). Main languages: French, Dutch and German (official). Religion:...