Manneken Pis in Brussels dressed up in the form of rescue services


                                Писающего мальчика в Брюсселе нарядили в форму службы спасения

European organization for emergency services so decided to advertise a single number.

The Belgians have dressed the figure of Manneken Pis in the red suit with the number 112 on his chest to promote the European emergency number.

112 is the single number for all emergency services, which can be reached both from landline and mobile phones. According to the European Commission, last year this number have used 140 million Europeans.

The tradition of dressing up the Manneken Pis in different costumes appeared in the XVIII century, and is engaged in this public organization “Friends of Manneken Pis”.

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Belgium (Kingdom of Belgium) is a country in Western Europe.


                                Писающего мальчика в Брюсселе нарядили в форму службы спасения

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                                Писающего мальчика в Брюсселе нарядили в форму службы спасения

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                                Писающего мальчика в Брюсселе нарядили в форму службы спасения

The Capital – Brussels

Biggest cities: Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liege, Charleroi, Bruges

Form of government – a Federal government that is constitutional monarchy

The area is 30,528 km 2 (139th in the world)

Population – 11.2 million people (77th in the world)

Official languages – Dutch, French, German

Religion – Catholicism

HDI – 0,890 (21st in the world)

GDP – $billion 531,5 (25th in the world)

Currency – Euro

Borders with: the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France

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