The home of Tintin and Hercule Poirot, Belgium was where the world's first financial exchange was established, in the city of Antwerp in the 16th century. The European Union is headquartered in its capital, Brussels, and Antwerp remains a major diamond trading hub. But the country's best-known exports? Waffles, fries and beer.
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