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, Belgium - 1895 - Belgium


"Belgium, a small kingdom of Western Europe, is bounded on the N. by the Netherlands, on the E. by Luxemburg, Rhenish Prussia, and the Netherlands, on the S. and S.W. by France, and on the N.W. by the German Ocean. It lies between lat. 49° 30' and 51° 30' N. and lon. 2° 32' and 6° 7' E. Its greatest length, on a line drawn from Ostend to Arlon, is 174 miles. Area, 11,373 square miles. It is divided into 9 provinces, Antwerp, Brabant, East Flanders, West Flanders, Hainaut, Liege, Limbourg, Luxembourg, and Namur. Capital, Brussels. Pop. in 1889, 6,693.798.

Physical Features.—The surface is mostly level, but in some parts is diversified by hills, the most elevated of which are about 2000 feet high and are in the southeastern Provinces of Liege, Luxembourg, and Namur..."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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