Country facts

Country facts

Planning a trip to or just arrived in your new country of residence? Expatica’s Country factbook series offers in-depth profiles of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Topics include geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. What about the monarchy and history of your adopted land, or the people, the culture, the...

Country Facts - Essential Articles

12/03/2014 Public holidays in the Netherlands 2014

Public holidays in the Netherlands Our listing of public holidays (Nationale feestdagen) in the Netherlands for 2014; check out the official holiday dates for Easter 2014.

19/11/2013 30 facts about Belgium

"Top 30 facts about Belgium" Planning a move to Belgium? Here is a mix of relevant and quirky facts to get you prepared. If you are already here, test yourself to see how well you know your Belgian home.

25/01/2013 The French political system

The French political system A short guide to finding your way around the very confusing French political system.

04/01/2013 Driving in Germany

Driving in Germany Germany is a nation of car enthusiasts with 3 million registered owners – the largest number in the EU. Strict rules apply however and it is important to be mindful of the rules.