The national capital, Brussels is marked with a red dot within a square. Brussels is also the largest city of Belgium covering an area of 12.6 square miles. The other major cities marked in the cities map of Belgium are Oostende, Brugge, Gent, Mons, Aalst, Namur, Charleroi, Bastogne, Arlon, Liege, Hasselt, Antwerp, and Mechelen.
Belgium is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. The King is the head of the state, and appoints the Prime Minister and other ministers. Albert II is the current reigning King of Belgians. Elio de Rupo is the Prime Minister of the country.
The economy of the state is heavily dependent on the services sector. Industries and agriculture are also important. Major industries in Belgium include engineering and metal products, motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipments, processed food and beverages, basic metals, textiles, glass, and petroleum. Germany, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Ireland, and China are the principal trading partners.