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Brussels - Brussels, Belgium

Venue Address: Brussels, Belgium
Brussels - Brussels, Belgium

Brussels - Brussels, Belgium

Brussels - Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]. Early history[edit]. Topography and location[edit]. Brussels as capital [edit]. Municipalities[edit]. Brussels-Capital Region[edit]. Political status[edit]. Agglomeration in Brussels [edit]. French and Flemish communities [edit]. Common Community Commission[edit]. International institutions[edit].

Brussels (French: Bruxelles [bRysel] (listen) or [bRyksel] (listen); Dutch: Brussel ['[email protected]] (listen)), officially the Brussels-Capital Region[7][8] (French: Region de Bruxelles-Capitale;[a] Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest),[b] is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. [9] The Brussels-Capital Region, located in central Belgium, is part of both France and Belgium[10] or the Flemish Community[11]; however, it is distinct from the Flemish Region (within the region it forms an enclave), and the Walloon Region. [12][13] Brussels, Belgium's richest region by GDP per capita, is the most populated. It has a population exceeding 1.2 million and covers 162km2 (63 sq miles). It is the largest metropolitan area in Belgium, with over 2.5 million inhabitants. [16][17][18] The area is also part a large conurbation that stretches towards Ghent and Antwerp, Leuven, Walloon Brabant, which are home to more than 5 million people. [19]

From a small village on the Senne river, Brussels has grown to be an important European city-region. It has been a key centre of international politics since the Second World War and is home to many international organisations, politicians and diplomats. [20] Brussels is the de facto capital of the European Union, as it hosts a number of principal EU institutions, including its administrative-legislative, executive-political, and legislative branches (though the judicial branch is located in Luxembourg, and the European Parliament meets for a minority of the year in Strasbourg). [21][22][c] This is why its name is often used to refer to the EU and its institutions. [23][24] Brussels also houses the secretariat of NATO and the headquarters for NATO. It is known as the Alpha global city because it is the capital of Belgium, and also serves as a financial hub for Western Europe through Euronext Brussels. [27] Brussels, together with Belgium is often considered the European geographic, economic, and cultural crossroads. [29][30][31] Brussels Metro is Belgium's only rapid transit system. It also has the busiest and largest railway stations and airport in Belgium. [32][33]