Kingdom of Belgium

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Noun1.Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern EuropeKingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Bouvines - in 1214 the French under Philip Augustus defeated a coalition formed against him in one of the greatest battles of the middle ages
Battle of Fontenoy, Fontenoy - a battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland
Battle of Waterloo, Waterloo - the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
first battle of Ypres, Ypres, battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
second battle of Ypres, Ypres, battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
battle of Ypres, third battle of Ypres, Ypres - battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Benelux - a customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg
commune - the smallest administrative district of several European countries
Belgian capital, Brussels, Bruxelles, capital of Belgium - the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Anvers - a busy port and financial center in northern Belgium on the Scheldt river; it has long been a center for the diamond industry and the first stock exchange was opened there in 1460
Bruges, City of Bridges - a city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea; in the 13th century it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League; the old city (known as the City of Bridges) is a popular tourist attraction
Charleroi - city in southwestern Belgium; center of an industrial region
Gand, Ghent, Gent - port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry
Luik, Liege - city in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in Belgium
Namur - a city in south central Belgium situated on a promontory between the Meuse River and the Sambre River; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II
Waterloo - a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Meuse, Meuse River - a European river; flows into the North Sea
Sambre, Sambre River - a river in western Europe that rises in northern France and flows generally east into Belgium where it joins the Meuse at Namur
Scheldt, Scheldt River - a river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
Belgian - a native or inhabitant of Belgium
Fleming - a native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian
Walloon - a member of the French-speaking people living in Belgium
Königreich Belgien
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21 (BNA): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on all Bahraini citizens in the Kingdom of Belgium to exercise extreme caution and stay away from places of gatherings and not use the Metro for means of transportation on November 21 to 22, 2015, after the Belgian government raised the terror alert to level 4 level in view of the vulnerability of the city of Brussels to terrorist threats.
At the invitation of Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium, Didier Reynders, paid an official visit to the Republic of Macedonia on 5 and 6 April.
Riyadh, Muharram 24, 1436, November 17, 2014, SPA -- Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, graced the reception party held by the embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Riyadh this evening to mark its country's national day.
ISLAMABAD -- Peter Claes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Pakistan, officially presented Sadruddin Hashwani with the jewel and diploma of Knight-Commander in the Order of Leopold II during an official ceremony in Islamabad on April 29.
Abdulrahman bin Suleiman Al-Ahmad, Saudi ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Kingdom s Head of Mission to the European Union office received in the embassy Mr.
Muscat, Mar 19 (ONA) Princess Astrid, representative of King Philip of the Kingdom of Belgium and members of her accompanying delegation today visited the Royal Opera House (ROH) Muscat.
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent two cables of congratulations to King Philippe of the Kingdom of Belgium on the occasion of ascending the throne of the kingdom and his country's Independence Day anniversary.
Minister Saraqini is soon going to visit the Kingdom of Belgium and present to the Belgian businessmen Macedonia's potential and conditions for investment.
Summary: BRUSSELS - Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, Head of Mission to the European Union, on Sunday attended the awarding of four UAE-based institutions that were selected for their best practices in Brussels.
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