Korean War & UN

We pay tribute to those who died in Korea fighting for freedom and peace.

 

  A kingdom state in Northwestern Europe
Location : West Europe
Area : 30,528㎢
Capital : Brussels
Political System : Constitutional Monarchy
Language : Dutch, French, German
Currency : Euro


Its official name is Koninkrijk Belgie, which translates into ‘Kingdom of Belgium'. It is commonly called Belgium in English and Belgique in French. Its northern territory is bordered by the Netherlands and the North Sea, its east by Germany, the southeast by Luxembourg, and the south by France. Together with the Netherlands, it is often called ‘the Low Countries’ and has the highest population density in Europe. The nation is mostly industrious. It is a member of Benelux by the agreement of 1948 it signed with the Netherlands and Luxembourg and it is also a member of NATO and the EU.

The climate, in general, is oceanic its summer temperatures ranging from 12℃ to 25℃ and its winter 0~10℃. Though the average temperature rises closer to the coast, it is not as high as the coasts of Ireland and England where the influence of the Atlantic on the climate is greater.

In spite of attempts to unify the national languages since 1831, speakers of Dutch make up about 58%, French 32%, and German 10% while many are bilingual speaking Dutch and French. About 75 percent of the Belgians are Roman Catholic while many Protestants live in industrial areas and cities.

 

After establishing diplomatic relations in May 1962, Korea opened an embassy in Belgium in November 1965 and Belgium in Korea in February 1970. Agreements concluded between the two nations include the Goods Protection of January 1962, the Visas Waiver of June 1970, the Korea-Belgium Investment Guarantee of December 1974, the Aviation of October 1975, the Double Taxation Avoidance of August 1977, and the Shipping Agreement of January 1987.

Its exports to Korea were worth US$ 474,890 thousand, and the imports from Korea amounted to 1,039,010 thousand US dollars in 1998. It mainly sold chemicals, machinery, and communications equipment to Korea and bought ships, steel, clothes and electric appliances from Korea. Korean immigrants and expatriates number 116 and 424 respectively.

 


New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165