Dating belgium customs
It was later changed to a milder version that placed obedience to king and law on the same footing as liberty.Symbols are more numerous and more powerful in the Flemish political culture than in the other parts of the country or the nation as a whole.
French is still spoken in Flanders by some people in the upper and upper middle classes as well as along the linguistic border and around Brussels.The language spoken in Flanders is Dutch, which is commonly called Flemish.The Taalunie, an official institution, guarantees the international unity of the Dutch language.The German-speaking population lives at the borders with Germany and Luxembourg.Discoveries of coal in the hills of northern Wallonia led to the early industrialization of the area. Belgium is one of the most urbanized and densely inhabited countries in the world with about 97 percent of the 10 million inhabitants living in cities in 2000.
The presence of important Francophone minorities in some parts of Flanders has been the source of political conflicts and led in the 1980s to the resignation of several central governments. Political symbolism differs with the region and the sociopolitical environment.