Country profiles - Belgium

Vademecum - Civil Protection


Population: 10,414,336 (July 2009 est.)
Capital: Brussels
Area: 30,528 km²

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Temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy.

Types of disasters

Flooding is a threat along rivers and in areas of reclaimed coastal land, protected from the sea by concrete dikes. Other threats are nuclear risks, seveso risks, contagious animal diseases and terrorist threats among other things.

List of emergencies