Royaume de Belgique—Koninkrijk België (Kingdom of Belgium)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The kingdom of Belgium formed itself into an independent state in 1830, having from 1815 been part of the Netherlands. The secession was decreed on 4 Oct. 1830 by a provisional government, established in consequence of a revolution which broke out at Brussels, on 25 Aug. 1830. A National Congress elected Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg King of the Belgians on 4 June 1831; he ascended the throne 21 July 1831.


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  1. Statistical Information: The Institut National de Statistique (44 rue de Louvain, Brussels) was established on 24 Jan. 1831, under the designation of Bureau de Statistique Générale; after several changes, it received its present name on 2 May 1946. Director-General (in charge): L. Diets. Main publications:Google Scholar
  2. Statistiques du commerce extérieur (monthly)Google Scholar
  3. Bulletin de Statistique. Bi-monthlyGoogle Scholar
  4. Annuaire Statistique de la Belgique (from 1870).—Annuaire statistique de poche (from 1965)Google Scholar
  5. Statistiques Agricoles. IrregularGoogle Scholar
  6. Annuaire administratif et judiciaire de Belgique. Annual. BrusselsGoogle Scholar
  7. L’économie belge. Ministère des Affaires Économiques. Annual (from 1947)Google Scholar
  8. Guide des Ministères: Revue de l’Administration Belge. Brussels, AnnualGoogle Scholar
  9. Riley, R. C., Belgium. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1989Google Scholar

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