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Quick Facts - Belgium

Capital: Brussels
Political system: Federal parliamentary democracy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 11 094 850 (2012)     
Population density: 358.7 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Dutch, French, German
Non-nationals of total population: 10.6 % (2011)


Culture as share of total central government spending: N/A
Government expenditure on culture: N/A
Government expenditure on culture per capita: N/A
Share of spending on culture by central government: N/A

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.43 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 13.68 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 14.79 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 106 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 162 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 698 USD (166 %     )


Cinema admissions per capita/year: 2.2 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 76.5 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 11/5/1955  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Not signed
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratification process not yet completed

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