Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Belgium
Belgium is located on the North Sea in mainland
Europe's northwest corner, a region commonly known as "Benelux,"
which is a combination of the names "Belgium," "Netherlands,"
and "Luxembourg." Belgium is bordered by France (south), Luxembourg (southeast), Germany
(east), and the Netherlands (north).
Geographically, Belgium is fairly consistent. The country
is flat and low-lying with a number of rivers, creating one of Europe's
more densely populated countries. Only in the country's southeast is there any
real elevation gain, and even there the hills do little to alter life as it is in
the rest of the country.
Belgium rarely experiences cold, snowy winters due to its
location on the water, but this location also creates unpredictable conditions.
Being on the water, winters tend to be warmer, summers are cooler, and rain can
go on for extended periods of time with little relief.