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The following information was compiled because clothing and shoes are sized according to a different system in Belgium and other European countries than in the U.S. Oven settings are different and Belgians, like most Europeans, use the metric system which may be unfamiliar to you.

U.S. Sizes and Belgian Equivalents Women's Clothing

U.S. 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Belgian 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50

Men's Clothing

U.S. 36 38 40 42 44 46
Belgian 46 48 50 52 54 56

Men's Shirts

U.S. 14 15 16 17 18 19
Belgian 36 37 38 39 40 41

Women's Shoes

U.S. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Belgian 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Men's Shoes

U.S. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Belgian 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

Children's Clothing

Age Size Age Size
1 month 54 4 years 102/110
3 months 60 5 years 116
6 months 67  6 years  122
12 months 74 7/8 years 128
18 months 80 9/10 years 134/140
20 months 86 11/12 years 146/152
24 months 92 13/14 years 158/164
3 years 98 15/16 years 170/176

Children's Shoes

U.S. Belgian U.S. Belgian
3 18 11 30
4 20 12 31
5 22 13 32
6 23 1 33
7 24 2 34
8 25 3 35
9 27 4 36
10 29 5 38

Children's sock sizes are the same as shoe sizes.

Temperature

To convert Fahrenheit to Centigrade, subtract 32, then multiply by 5, and then divide by 9.

Many European ovens have temperature regulators numbered zero to nine. This chart should help you find the proper setting. 

Setting Centigrade Fahrenheit
Very cool  110 225
  120 250
1 140 275
2 150  300
3 160 325
4 180 350
5 190 375
6 200 400
7 220 425
8 230 450
9 240 475
Very hot 260 500

Measurement Units Length

According to the metric system, which is used in Belgium and throughout Europe, there are 10 millimeters in a centimeter (cm.), 100 cm. in a meter and 1,000 meters in one kilometer. Additionally: 

1 inch 2.54 centimeters
1 foot  30.50 centimeters
1 yard 91.44 centimeters

Area

1 square inch 6.4516 square centimeters
1 square yard 0.836 square meter
1 acre 0.4047 hectare or 
4.047 square meters
1 square mile 289 hectares

Weight

1 gram 0.4 ounce
1 ounce 28 grams
1 pound 450 grams
1 kilo 2.2 pounds
8 ounces  1 U.S. cup or 16 tablespoons
16 ounces 2 U.S. cups or 1 pound
8 ounces 250 grams (approximately)
16 ounces 500 grams (approx.)
36 ounces 1,000 grams (approx.)

Liquid Measurement

1 gallon 3.8 liters
1 pint 0.47 liter
1 quart 0.95 liter
1 liter 0.26 gallon
1 liter 2.1 pints
1 liter 1.06 quart
1 teaspoon 1 cuillère à café = 1 koffielepeltje = 5 milliliters
1 tablespoon  1 cuillère à soupe = 1 soeplepel = 15 milliliters
1 cup 1 tasse = 1 kop = 237 milliliters

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