Facts about Brussels

facts about brusselsThe city of Brussels is also the capital of Belgium and has a population of over 10 million. It is the centre of European politics and has a captivating history that dates back to the 11th century.

Belgium is divided into 3 regions primarily due to language difference. The regions are to the north Flanders – Dutch speaking, Wallonia to the south – French speaking and Brussels in the middle which are bilingual. Ardennes is a small area that speaks German but it is not identified as an official region.

Here we list some facts about this beautiful city –

Brussels is located in Western Europe and borders the Netherlands, France, Germany and the North Sea. The official languages are French Dutch, local dialect Flemish and German.

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Brussels is among the most international cities in the world with over 25% of the population made up of foreigners, and this figure does not include those who have taken Belgian citizenship.

Brussels is the capital of Europe and the seat of the EU, and has around 40 000 European Union employees, 4 000 NATO employees, 300 permanent representations including embassies, lobby groups and press companies.

The city dates back to the 11th century and changed many times through the ages but monuments, buildings and streets still exist today. The original walls still survive and have been incorporated into the present day and city.

The city of Brussels has been home to kings, a business trade centre with fabric, porcelain and tapestries. 

Brussels has a moderate climate with cold winters and warm summers, but it rains all year round so make sure you have an umbrella and a waterproof jacket at all times.

Brussels/Belgium is famous for Beer, Chocolate and Waffles and the first thing that comes to mind for many visitors who visit this splendid country.