Brussels

Brussels is the capital of and one of the three administrative regions within the country, together with and . Apart from its role within its country, it is also an internationally important city, hosting numerous international institutions, and in particular the core institutions of the European Union.
Photo: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT, CC BY 3.0. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Popular Destinations

The is the historical center of Brussels. It derives its name from the pentagonal shape of the inner beltway that surrounds the area. Photo: Hullie, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the historic of Brussels, including the world's most beautiful town square, the Grand Place which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Hullie, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Schaerbeek or is one of the 19 municipalities of the . Photo: Varech, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is Brussels' northern most district, and its most leisure centered district. Photo: matthewblack, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Square
The or Grote Markt is the central square of , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Work of art
is a landmark 61 cm bronze fountain sculpture in central , depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. Photo: Myrabella, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Museum
The are a group of art museums in , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Town hall
The Town Hall of the City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Destinations

Molenbeek and neighboring quarters in Brussels have a bit of a shoddy reputation, in part due to overhyped media reports and in part due to genuine issues.

is the south eastern residential district of Brussels, the capital of .

The to the southeast of Brussels is a vast area of pristine nature dominated by beech and oak trees. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

The South district in the Belgian capital of Brussels comprises the municipalities of Saint-Gilles / Sint-Gillis, Forest / Vorst and Uccle / Ukkel. Photo: M0tty, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The West contains the extensive western suburbs of Brussels.

The of Brussels is a residential and commercial district of capital, bordering to the south-west and to the south.

The in Brussels, is a large office area east of the center which is mostly taken up by the European Union. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Matongé is a district in Brussels, the capital of , and home to its population originating from the Congo. Photo: Varech, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a district in Brussels, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Town
is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region, . Photo: David Edgar, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Town
or Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, often simply called Molenbeek, is one of 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. Photo: Sally V, CC BY 4.0.

Town
Ixelles is one of the nineteen municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. Photo: Romanceor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Brussels

Latitude
50.8466° or 50° 50' 47.6" north
Longitude
4.3517° or 4° 21' 6.1" east
Population
153,000
IATA airport code
BRU
United Nations Location Code
BE BRU
Elevation
28 metres (92 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 1635651356
Geo­Names ID
2800866
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Brussel
  • Afar: Bryussel
  • Afrikaans: Brussel
  • Albanian: Brukseli
  • Amharic: ብሩክሴል ከተማ
  • Arabic: Bruselas
  • Arabic: بروكسل
  • Arabic: مدينة بروكسل
  • Aragonese: Bruselas
  • Armenian: Բրյուսել
  • Armenian: Պրիւքսէլ
  • Arpitan: Brussèla
  • Arpitan: Brussèles
  • Asturian: Bruseles
  • Asturian: Brussel
  • Asturian: Bruxeles
  • Asturian: Bruxelles
  • Asturian: Brüssel
  • Avaric: Брюссель
  • Avaric: Буруссел
  • Aymara: Brussel
  • Azerbaijani: Brüssel
  • Bambara: Brussels
  • Bashkir: Брюссель
  • Basque: Brusela
  • Bavarian: Brissl
  • Belarusian: Брусель
  • Belarusian: Брусэль
  • Bengali: ব্রাসেলস
  • Bosnian: Brisel
  • Bosnian: Bruxelles
  • Breton: Brusel
  • Bulgarian: Брюксел
  • Burmese: ဘရပ်ဆဲလ်မြို့
  • Catalan: Brusel·les
  • Catalan: Brussel·les
  • Cebuano: Bruselas
  • Chavacano: Bruselas
  • Chechen: Бруссель
  • Chechen: Брюссель
  • Chinese: Brussels Chhī
  • Chinese: 布魯塞爾
  • Chinese: 布魯塞爾市
  • Chinese: 布鲁塞尔
  • Chinese: 布鲁塞尔市
  • Chuvash: Брюссель
  • Cornish: Brusselas
  • Corsican: Brussel
  • Corsican: Bruxelles
  • Crimean Tatar: Brüksel
  • Croatian: Bruxelles
  • Croatian: Grad Bruxelles
  • Czech: Brusel
  • Danish: Bruxelles
  • Dimli (individual language): Bruksel
  • Dutch: 02
  • Dutch: BXL
  • Dutch: Broekzele
  • Dutch: Bru
  • Dutch: Brussel (stad)
  • Dutch: Brussel-stad
  • Dutch: Brussel
  • Dutch: Stad Brussel
  • Eastern Mari: Брюссель
  • Egyptian Arabic: بروكسل
  • English: 02
  • English: BXL
  • English: Bru
  • English: Brussel
  • English: Brussels, Belgium
  • English: Brussels City
  • English: Bruxelles
  • English: City of Brussels
  • English: Stad Brussel
  • English: Ville de Bruxelles
  • Erzya: Брюссель ош
  • Esperanto: Brukselo
  • Esperanto: Bruselo
  • Estonian: Brüssel
  • Ewe: Brussels
  • Extremaduran: Brusselas
  • Faroese: Brussel
  • Finnish: Bryssel
  • Finnish: Brysselin kaupunki
  • French: 02
  • French: BXL
  • French: Bruxelles
  • French: Bruxelles-Ville
  • French: Ville de Bruxelles
  • French: ville de Bruxelles
  • Friulian: Brussels
  • Fulah: Brussels
  • Galician: Bruxelas
  • Galician: Bruxelles
  • Georgian: ბრიუსელი
  • German: Brüssel
  • German: Stadt Brüssel
  • Gothic: 𐌱𐍂𐌿𐍃𐌴𐌻
  • Greek: Βρυξέλλες
  • Gujarati: બ્રસેલ્સ
  • Haitian: Briksèl
  • Hakka Chinese: Pu-lû-set-ngì
  • Hausa: Brussels Sṳ
  • Hebrew: בריסל
  • Hindi: ब्रसल
  • Hindi: ब्रसेल्स
  • Hindi: ब्रास्लस
  • Hindi: ब्रुसेल
  • Hindi: ब्रुसेल्स
  • Hindi: ब्रूसेल
  • Hungarian: Brüsszel
  • Hungarian: Brüsszel város
  • Icelandic: Brussel
  • Ido: Bruxel
  • Ido: Bruxelles
  • Indonesian: Brusel
  • Indonesian: Brussel
  • Indonesian: Kota Brusel
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Brussel
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Bruxelles
  • Interlingue: Bruxelles
  • Irish: An Bhruiséil
  • Italian: Brussel-stad
  • Italian: Brussel
  • Italian: Bruxelles-Ville
  • Italian: Bruxelles
  • Italian: Città di Bruxelles
  • Italian: comune di Bruxelles
  • Italian: ville de Bruxelles
  • Jamaican Creole English: Brosls
  • Japanese: ブリュッセル
  • Japanese: ブリュッセル市
  • Japanese: ブリュッセル=ヴィル
  • Javanese: Brusel
  • Javanese: Brussel
  • Javanese: Brussél
  • Kabardian: Брюсел
  • Kabiyè: Prukisɛɛlɩ
  • Kabyle: Bruxelles
  • Kalaallisut: Bruxelles
  • Kannada: ಬ್ರಸೆಲ್ಸ್
  • Kannada: ಬ್ರಸ್ಸೆಲ್ಸ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Bryussel
  • Kashubian: Bruksela
  • Kazakh: Бруссел
  • Kazakh: Брюссель
  • Kirghiz: Брюссель
  • Komi: Брюссель
  • Korean: 브뤼셀
  • Korean: 브뤼셀 시
  • Kurdish: Bruksel
  • Ladino: Bruselas
  • Latin: Bruxellae
  • Latvian: Brisele
  • Ligurian: Bruxelles
  • Limburgan: Brussel
  • Lingala: Bruxelles
  • Literary Chinese: 布魯塞爾
  • Lithuanian: Briuselis
  • Low German: Brüssel
  • Luxembourgish: Bruxelles
  • Luxembourgish: Bréissel
  • Macedonian: Брисел
  • Malagasy: Brussel
  • Malay: Brussel
  • Malay: Brussels
  • Malayalam: ബ്രസൽസ് നഗരം
  • Maltese: Brussell
  • Maori: Paruhi
  • Marathi: ब्रसेल्स
  • Min Dong Chinese: Brussel
  • Min Nan Chinese: Brussels Chhī
  • Mingrelian: ბრიუსელი
  • Mongolian: Брюссель
  • Moroccan Arabic: بروكسيل
  • Moroccan Arabic: بريكسيل
  • Narom: Brusselle
  • Nauru: Brussels
  • Neapolitan: Bruxelles
  • Nepali: ब्रसेल्स
  • Northern Frisian: Brussel
  • Northern Frisian: Stääd Brüssel
  • Northern Luri: بروگسل
  • Northern Sami: Bryssel
  • Norwegian: Brussel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Brussel (kommune)
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Brussel
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Brussel
  • Novial: Bruxelles
  • Nyanja: Brussels
  • Occitan (post 1500): Brussèlas
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܒܪܘܟܣܠ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Brysel
  • Ossetian: Брюссель
  • Pampanga: Bruselas
  • Pampanga: Bruselas Lakanbalen
  • Pampanga: Lakanbalen ning Bruselas
  • Papiamento: Brusela
  • Persian: بروکسل
  • Persian: شهر بروکسل
  • Picard: Brusselle
  • Piemontese: Brussel
  • Polish: Bruksela
  • Portuguese: Bruxelas
  • Portuguese: Cidade de Bruxelas
  • Quechua: Brussel
  • Romanian: Bruxelles
  • Romanian: Orașul Bruxelles
  • Romansh: Brüssel
  • Russian: Брюссель
  • Rusyn: Брусел
  • Samogitian: Briuselis
  • Sardinian: Bruxelles
  • Saterfriesisch: Brussel
  • Scots: Ceety o Brussels
  • Scottish Gaelic: A' Bhruiseal
  • Scottish Gaelic: Bruiseal
  • Serbian: Brisel
  • Serbian: Брисел
  • Serbo-Croatian: Grad Bruxelles
  • Shona: Brussels
  • Sicilian: Bruxelles
  • Silesian: Bruksela
  • Sinhala: බෲසෙල්ස්
  • Slovak: Brusel
  • Slovenian: Bruselj (mesto)
  • Slovenian: Bruselj
  • Somali: Boroksel
  • Somali: Brussels
  • Spanish: Bruselas
  • Spanish: Ciudad de Bruselas
  • Sranan Tongo: Brusilu
  • Swahili: Brussels
  • Swedish: Bryssel
  • Swiss German: Brüssel
  • Tagalog: Bruselas
  • Tagalog: Lungsod ng Bruselas
  • Tajik: Брюссел
  • Tamil: பிரசெல்சு நகரம்
  • Tamil: பிரெஸ்சல்ஸ் மாநகரம்
  • Tamil: ப்ரஸல்ஸ்
  • Tamil: ப்ரஸ்ஸஸ்
  • Tatar: Брюссель
  • Tatar: Брүсил
  • Telugu: బ్రసెల్స్
  • Thai: นครบรัสเซลส์
  • Thai: บรัสเซลส์
  • Tok Pisin: Brussels
  • Tosk Albanian: Brüssel
  • Turkish: Brüksel
  • Turkmen: Brussel
  • Twi: Brussels
  • Udmurt: Брюссель
  • Uighur: Bryussél
  • Uighur: بريۇسسېل
  • Ukrainian: Брюсель
  • Ukrainian: Брюссель
  • Upper Sorbian: Brüssel
  • Urdu: برسلز شہر
  • Uzbek: Brussel
  • Uzbek: Bryussel
  • Venetian: Borseła
  • Veps: Brüssel'
  • Vietnamese: Brussel
  • Vietnamese: Brussels
  • Vietnamese: Bruxelles
  • Vietnamese: Thành phố Bruxelles
  • Vlaams: Brussel
  • Vlax Romani: Brusel
  • Volapük: Brussel
  • Võro: Brüssel
  • Walloon: Brussele
  • Waray (Philippines): Bruselas
  • Welsh: Brwsel
  • Welsh: Dinas Brwsel
  • Western Armenian: Պրիւքսէլ
  • Western Frisian: Brussel
  • Western Mari: Брюссель
  • Western Panjabi: برسلز
  • Wolof: Burusel
  • Wu Chinese: 布鲁塞尔
  • Yakut: Брүссель
  • Yiddish: בריסל
  • Yue Chinese: 布魯塞爾
  • Zeeuws: Brussel
  • Brasɛls
  • Bruxelles - Brussel

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