BELGIUM

(franc = 100 centimes)

32-BEF

BEF/USD (1971-2005)

BEF/DEM (1971-2005)

Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: free up to equivalent of 10 000 EUR  - declaration if more
 Out: same
	Local currency:
  In: free up to 10 000 EUR  - declaration if more
 Out: same

NOTES exchangeable inBanque Nationale de Belgique’ (no time limits)

Oval: to the rates

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes

BEF 10 000(97), 2 000(94), 1 000(97), 500(98), 200,100(95) - the latest issue

xx %

no limits

older francs 10 000, 5 000, 1 000, 500, 100 (1943+)

 

francs 50, 20, 10, 5 are not exchangeable

no

not redeemable !!!!

 

 

Coins

not more redeemable !!!

Area

(sq km)

Population (2005)

Language/Ethnicity

Ethnicity / Religion

Life duration

GDP per capita

(world position)

30 278

10 379 067

Dutch 60%

Roman Catholic 75%

male 75.44

2004 : 29 707 (13)

Brussels 981 200

French 40%

Protestant

female 81.94

2005 : 31 800 (19)

Antwerp 952 600

 

 

 

 

5 000 francs (1971)scientist physician Vesale

2 000 francs (1994)àrchitect Victor Horta

1 000 francs (1997) painter Costant Permeke

1 000 francs (1980-96)composer Gretry

1 000 francs (1961-75)geografer Mercator

1 000 francs (1950-58) King Albert I

1 000 francs (1943)

500 francs (1998) painter Rene Magritte

500 francs (1982-98) painter,sculptor Meunier

500 francs (1961) painter van Orley

200 francs (1995) inventor Sax

100 francs (1995) painter James Ensor

100 francs (1978-94) arch. Hendrik Beyaert

100 francs (1966) artist Liege Lombard

100 francs (1953) King Leopold I

10 000 francs (1997)King Albert II and Paola

10 000 francs (1992)Baudouin and Fabiola

5 000 francs (1982-92)Poet Guido Gezelle