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.

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The is the historical center of . It derives its name from the pentagonal shape of the inner beltway that surrounds the area.

The Southeast district in the Belgian capital of comprises the municipalities of Ixelles/Elsene and Etterbeek.


The East in the Belgian capital of comprises the municipalities of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert / Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre / Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, Auderghem / Oudergem and Watermael-Boitsfort / Watermaal-Bosvoorde.

The is a large office area east of the center which is mostly taken up by the European Union.

The South district in the Belgian capital of comprises the municipalities of Saint-Gilles / Sint-Gillis, Forest / Vorst and Uccle / Ukkel.

The West contains the extensive western suburbs of .


  • Location:  , ,
  • Population:  177,000
  • Postal code:  1000
  • IATA airport code:  BRU
  • Latitude of center:  50° 51' 1.6" (50.8505°) north
  • Longitude of center:  4° 20' 55.6" (4.3488°) east
  • Elevation:  28 meters (92 feet)
  • Neighbors:  and
  • Wikidata:  Brussels
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Brussels

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