Administrative unit

Belgium Sov

Country

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These statistics are for the nation, whose boundaries have not changed over the period we cover.

Preferred Name:
BELGIUM
Unit Type:
Country
Status:
Sovereign State
Date created:
1839
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10704078
Authorities:
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Geographical Names Index: Country Names and Descriptive Terms

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
BELGIEN Preferred German, Standard     Harper Collins, Collins German Dictionary (Glasgow: Harper Collins, 2004)
BELGIUM Preferred English     UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Geographical Names Index: Country Names and Descriptive Terms
BELGIA Preferred Estonian     Aare Vesi, Estonian - English - Estonian Dictionary
LA BELGIQUE Preferred French     B. Atkins et al, Collins Roberts French dictionary (Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1998)
BELGIEN Preferred Swedish     V. Petti (ed.), Standard Swedish Dictionary (London: Cassell, 1990)
THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM Formal English     UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Geographical Names Index: Country Names and Descriptive Terms
56 Code: UN Statistical Division Country ID code English     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BEL Code: World Bank country code (three letter) English     World Bank, World Bank Indicator Countries

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
had administrative responsibility for RWANDA Dep/Sov Country Blaustein A.P.S. et al, Independence Documents of the World (Dobbs Ferry, New York: Oceana Publications, 1977), p. 594.; Declaration by an individual sovereign state (2nd Telegram addressed to the Resident General)
had administrative responsibility for CONGO Dep/Sov Country Blaustein A.P.S. et al, Independence Documents of the World (Dobbs Ferry, New York: Oceana Publications, 1977), p. 793.; Declaration by an individual sovereign state (Speech at Proclamation of Independence)
had administrative responsibility for BURUNDI Dep/Sov Country Blaustein A.P.S. et al, Independence Documents of the World (Dobbs Ferry, New York: Oceana Publications, 1977), p. 101.; Declaration by an individual sovereign state (Speech by King Mwami Mwambutsa IV, Supplement a l'Infor-Burundi, No. 27, July 9, 1962)

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
EUROPE Continent 1839   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION World Organization 04 apr 1949   North Atlantic Treaty Organization, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
UNITED NATIONS World Organization 27 Dec 1945   United Nations, Member States of the United Nations
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION World Organization 01 jan 1995   World Trade Organization, World Trade Organization
COUNCIL OF EUROPE Continental Organization 05 may 1949   Council of Europe, Council of Europe
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Continental Organization 1993   European Commission, EUROPA Gateway to the European Union
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY Continental Organization 1975   European Space Agency, European Space Agency
EUROPEAN UNION Continental Organization 18 apr 1951   European Commission, EUROPA Gateway to the European Union
EUROZONE Continental Organization 01 jan 2002   European Commission, EUROPA Gateway to the European Union
ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO OPERATION IN EUROPE Continental Organization 25 jun 1973   OSCE, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
THE LOW COUNTRIES Sub-Continent     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
1839 was created from part of LUXEMBOURG Sov   Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
1839 was created from part of NETHERLANDS Sov Belgium   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1919 was enlarged by gaining part of GERMANY Sov Eupen-Malmedy, Moresnet Area: 1036 square kilometres.   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1935 was enlarged by gaining part of GERMANY Sov two small parcels of land Area: 2 square kilometres.   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1949 boundary change Bildchen, Lichtenbusch, Leykoul and Hemmeres were exchanged by Belgium for Fringhaus, Elsenborn and Losheim   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST Nuts Unit Level 1 1988   European Commission, Eurostat Website: GISCO database
EXTRA REGIO Nuts Unit Level 1 1988   European Commission, Eurostat Website: GISCO database
RÉGION WALLONNE Nuts Unit Level 1 1988   European Commission, Eurostat Website: GISCO database
VLAAMS GEWEST Nuts Unit Level 1 1988   European Commission, Eurostat Website: GISCO database
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Belgium Sov through time | Census tables with data for the Country, A Vision of Europe through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofeurope.eu/unit/10704078

Date accessed: 03rd April 2020