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Holy placenames in Belgium

Placenames in Belgium and the cultural influences Belgium is a very small country in the Western part of Europe. It lies between The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Despite being so…
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Capital cities in the centre of the country

What makes a city a capital is more complicated than it seems. In most cases, the capital is the prime economic, cultural or intellectual centre that becomes the focal point of…
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Molenbeek, Maalbeek, Schaarbeek. How many beek?

beek here, beek there ... Since terrorist attacks in Paris and in Brussels, the world learned the existence of some of the "beek" places in Brussels: Molenbeek, Maalbeek, Schaarbeek. The question that…
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IKEA Stores and their catchment areas in the Benelux countries

The catchment area of a store is its nearby surroundings where the customers are living. If we take into account the Reilly's law of retail gravitation, "customers may be willing…
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