The flatness of the country is unlikely to faze foreigners. Belgium has a maritime temperate climate with a high amount of rain in all seasons.
Chocolate, mussels and waffles are also part of the Belgian cuisine and have gained worldwide fame.However, to fully immerse themselves in the Belgian culture, foreigners must understand that Belgium goes far beyond its clichés.To help you tell fact from fiction about this small country, we will address the main clichés you might find. With an area of only 30,600 km, Belgium is a small country.However, the rain doesn't stop the country's population and they happily go about their daily business whether there's rain or sunshine. Belgium has three deciding authorities : the federal Government, the 'Three Language Communities' (Dutch, French and German) and the 'Three Regions' (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels-Capital).Each region and community has its own government and responsibilities.