Night Environment

Benelux

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Compatible with:

  • FSX
  • FSX:SE
  • Prepar3D V2/3
  • Prepar3D v4

Night Environment Benelux adds real world road vector data to your night flight visuals. We spread 2,588,964 3D lights to highlight the road grid below as seen from the flightdeck. Our lights are placed accurately with 1:1 real world fidelity. Each Night Environment region offers you the chance to practice and train for real-world night navigation based on the realistic visuals Night Environment renders in your area.

The Night Environment lighting system illuminates a region of 60nm around your aircraft as you fly. Our lights are not affected by the low rendering distance limiations inherant with Autogen often seen with similar autogen based lighting products.

The Benelux Union is a politico-economic union of three neighboring states in western Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Night Envirionment Benelux covers the entire Benelux region. The name Benelux is formed from joining the first two or three letters of each country's names Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg and was first used to name the customs agreement that initiated the union. It is now used more generally to refer to the geographic, economic and cultural grouping of the three countries.

Geographical Data

Belgium

Officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

It is a small, densely populated country which covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 sq. mi) and has a population of about 11 million people.

Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally,

There is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.

Historically, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (along with parts of Northern France and Western Germany) were known as the Low Countries;

It once covered a somewhat larger area than the current Benelux group of states.

The region was called Belgica in Latin, after the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. From the end of the middle Ages until the 17th century,

The area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan center of commerce and culture.

From the 16th century until the Belgian Revolution in 1830, when Belgium seceded from the Netherlands, the area of Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers causing it to be dubbed the "Battlefield of Europe", a reputation strengthened by both world wars.

Today, Belgium is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance.

It is divided into three regions and three communities that exist next to each other.

Its two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia.

The Brussels-Capital Region is an officially bilingual (French and Dutch) enclave within the Flemish Region. A German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia.

Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of governance, made up of six different governments.

  • Capital: Brussels
  • Languages: Dutch, French, German
  • Area: 11,787 sq. mi
  • Population: 11,250,585
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

The Netherlands

Is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. it is a small, densely populated country located in Western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean.

The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest,

Sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

The largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.

Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government and parliament.

The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe – as large as the next three largest combined – and was the world's largest port between 1962 and 2004.

The name Holland is also frequently and incorrectly used to refer informally to the whole of the country of the Netherlands.

"Netherlands" literally means "lower countries", influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one meter above sea level. Most of the areas below sea level are man-made.

Since the late 16th century, large areas (polders) have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes, amounting to nearly 17% of the country's current land mass.

With a population density of 408 people per km2 - 505 (July 2016) if water is excluded!

The Netherlands is a very densely populated country. Only Bangladesh, South Korea, and Taiwan have both a larger population and a higher population density.

Nevertheless, the Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, after the United States.

This is partly due to the fertility of the soil and the mild climate. The Netherlands was the third country in the world to have an elected parliament, and since 1848 it has been governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, organized as a unitary state.

The Netherlands has a long history of social tolerance and is generally regarded as a liberal country, having legalized abortion, prostitution and euthanasia, while maintaining a progressive drugs policy. In 2001, it became the world's first country to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 17th of 177 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom.

It had the thirteenth-highest per capita income in the world in 2013 according to the International Monetary Fund.

In 2013, the United Nations World Happiness Report ranked the Netherlands as the seventh-happiest country in the world, reflecting its high quality of life.

  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Largest Municipality Schaan
  • Languages: Dutch, Frisian, English, Papiamento
  • Area: 16,033 sq. mi
  • Population: 17,000,059
  • Currency: Euro (EUR), US dollar (USD)
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+1), AST (UTC-4)

Luxembourg

Officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in Western Europe.

It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, together with Brussels and Strasbourg, one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest juridical instance in the EU.

Its culture, people and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbors, making it essentially a mixture of French and Germanic cultures.

The repeated invasions by its neighbor countries, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and led to the foundation of the European Union.

It comprises two principal regions: the Oesling in the north as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland ("Good Land") in the south.

With an area of 2,586 square kilometers (998 sq. mi), it is one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe (about the same size as the state of Rhode Island or the English county of Northamptonshire.

Luxembourg had a population of 524,853 in October 2012, ranking it the 8th least-populous country in Europe.

As a representative democracy with a constitutional monarch, it is headed by a grand duke, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and is the world's only remaining grand duchy.

Luxembourg is a developed country, with an advanced economy and the world's highest GDP (PPP) per capita, according to the United Nations in 2014.

Its central location has historically made it of great strategic importance to numerous powers, dating back to its founding as a Roman fortress, its hosting of a vital Frankish castle during the Early Middle Ages, and its role as a bastion for the Spanish Road between the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • Capital: Luxembourg City
  • Languages: French, German, Luxembourgish
  • Area: 998 sq. mi
  • Population: 576,249
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+01)

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