The riche rich country in the heart of western Europe having bordering the economic powerful nations of Europe and of the world : France, Germany, Holland and Luxembourg.

A multilinguistic country where English is very openly practiced by the public. French is an official language of the Wallonia region, The Dutch / Flemish is an official language of the Flanders region. A small German speaking community is found in the region of East Belgium which is one of the federal communities.

Belgium is one of the six founding countries of the European Union and its capital, Brussels, hosts the official seats of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European Council, as well as one of two seats of the European Parliament (the other being Strasbourg). Belgium is also a founding member of the Eurozone, NATO, OECD, and WTO, and a part of the trilateral Benelux Union and the Schengen Area. Brussels hosts the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO.

Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy. It has very high standards of living, quality of life, healthcare, education,[ and is categorized as "very high" in the Human Development Index.[ It also ranks as one of the safest or most peaceful countries in the world.[

Belgium's strongly globalized economy[ and its transport infrastructure are integrated with the rest of Europe. Its location at the heart of a highly industrialized region helped make it the world's one of the largest trading nation .

The economy is characterized by a highly productive workforce, high GNP and high exports per capita. Belgium's main imports are raw materials, machinery and equipment, chemicals, raw diamonds, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, transportation equipment, and oil products. Its main exports are machinery and equipment, chemicals, finished diamonds, metals and metal products, and foodstuffs.

The Belgian economy is heavily service-oriented and shows a dual nature: a dynamic Flemish economy and a Walloon economy that lags behind.[ One of the founding members of the European Union.