The exact amount of fellow-countrymen living beyond the borders is even higher if we take the Belgians who haven’t officially registered abroad into account, totalling 461,516 emigrated people.
The grass seems to be the greenest is France. Almost a quarter of all emigrated Belgians, or roughly 121,000 people, prefers to live there. France is followed by The Netherlands, Spain and Germany.
The United States – in fifth place – is the first non-European country where Belgians emigrate to.