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.

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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 [WV-Unesco-icon-small.svg] UNESCO World Heritage site. Photo: Hullie, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Schaerbeek or is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. 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.

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The in Brussels, includes parts of the municipalities of Molenbeek, Koekelberg, Anderlecht, Forest and Saint-Gilles.

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.

Notable Places in the Area

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The is a collective body that defines the European Union's overall political direction and priorities. is situated 2½ km east of Brussels. Photo: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency, CC BY 2.0.

Government office
The , often referred to in the treaties and other official documents… is situated 2½ km east of Brussels. Photo: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency, CC BY 2.0.

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

Localities in the Area

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Schaerbeek or Schaarbeek is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. is situated 2½ km northeast of Brussels. Photo: Varech, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Town
is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. is situated 2 km southwest of Brussels. Photo: David Edgar, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Town
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean or Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, often simply called Molenbeek, is one of 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. Photo: Mario Scolas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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