Geographic coordinates: 50 50 N, 4 00 E
Area: 30,528sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 141
Land: 30,278 sq km
Water: 250 sq km
Land boundaries: 1,385km
Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands.
Temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid and cloudy.
Flat coastal plains in North-West, central rolling hills, rugged mountains of Ardennes Forest in South-East.
Lowest point: North Sea 0m
Highest point: Botrange 694m
Construction materials, silica sand and carbonates.