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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordering France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. It is a small and densely populated country with an area of 30,528 square kilometers and more than 11 million inhabitants. On the border between Germanic and Latin Europe there are two major linguistic groups in Belgium: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which accounts for about 59 percent of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which accounts for about 40 percent of all Belgians. In addition, there is a small group of 1% German-speakers living in the eastern cantons. The capital and largest city is Brussels, other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège. Historically, Belgium was in the area known as the Netherlands, a slightly larger area than the present Benelux group, which also included parts of northern France and western Germany.