What is the complex ethnic composition of Belgium in terms of the percentage each language spoken there?
Ans. Belgium is a small country in Western Europe bordered by the Netherlands, France, Germany and Luxembourg. It has a population of a litde over one crore in an area of 30,521 sq km. The Ethnic composition of Belgium is very complex.
It has two main languages : Dutch and French
Of the country’s total population, 59 per cent lives in the Flemish region and speaks Dutch language. Another 40 per cent people live in the Wallonia region and speak French.
Remaining 1 per cent speak German. In the capital city Brussels, 80 per cent people speak French while 20 per cent are Dutch-speaking.
The minority French-speaking people are more rich andpowerful than the Dutch-speaking people. This creates tension between the two communities.