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 is the historic centre of , including the world's most beautiful town square, the Grand Place which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage site.

The is northern most district, and its most leisure centered district.

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


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

The to the southeast of is a vast area of pristine nature dominated by beech and oak trees.

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

is a district in , . A mixed residential and commercial district to the north-east of the .

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

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

The West contains the extensive western suburbs of .

Matongé is a district in , the capital of , and home to its population originating from the Congo.


  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 179,000
  • Postal code: 1000
  • IATA airport code: BRU
  • United Nations Location Code: BE BRU
  • Latitude: 50.8505° or 50° 51' 1.6" north
  • Longitude: 4.3488° or 4° 20' 55.6" east
  • Elevation: 28 meters (92 feet)
  • Neighbors: , and
  • GeoNames ID: 2800866

Other Names for Brussels

  • Afrikaans: Brussel
  • Albanian: Brukseli
  • Arabic: بروكسل
  • Armenian: Բրյուսել
  • Asturian: Bruseles
  • Basque: Brusela
  • Belarusian: Брусэль
  • Bosnian: Brisel
  • Bulgarian: Брюксел
  • Catalan: Brusel·les
  • Catalan: Brussel·les
  • Croatian: Bruxelles
  • Czech: Brusel
  • Danish: Bruxelles
  • Dutch: Brussel
  • English: City of Brussels
  • Esperanto: Brukselo
  • Esperanto: Bruselo
  • Estonian: Brüssel
  • Finnish: Bryssel
  • French: Bruxelles
  • French: Ville de Bruxelles
  • Galician: Bruxelas
  • Georgian: ბრიუსელი
  • German: Brüssel
  • Greek: Βρυξέλλες
  • Hebrew: בריסל
  • Hungarian: Brüsszel
  • Icelandic: Brussel
  • Ido: Bruxel
  • Ido: Bruxelles
  • Indonesian: Brusel
  • Indonesian: Kota Brusel
  • Irish: An Bhruiséil
  • Italian: Bruxelles
  • Italian: Città di Bruxelles
  • Japanese: ブリュッセル
  • Javanese: Brusel
  • Korean: 브뤼셀
  • Kurdish: Bruksel
  • Latin: Bruxellae
  • Latvian: Brisele
  • Limburgan: Brussel
  • Lithuanian: Briuselis
  • Low German: Brüssel
  • Luxembourgish: Bréissel
  • Macedonian: Брисел
  • Marathi: ब्रसेल्स
  • Norwegian: Brussel
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Brussel
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܒܪܘܟܣܠ
  • Persian: بروکسل
  • Polish: Bruksela
  • Portuguese: Bruxelas
  • Quechua: Brussel
  • Romanian: Bruxelles
  • Russian: Брюссель
  • Scottish Gaelic: Bruiseal
  • Serbian: Брисел
  • Slovenian: Bruselj
  • Spanish: Bruselas
  • Swedish: Bryssel
  • Thai: บรัสเซลส์
  • Turkish: Brüksel
  • Uighur: بريۇسسېل
  • Ukrainian: Брюсель
  • Ukrainian: Брюссель
  • Walloon: Brussele
  • Welsh: Brwsel
  • Western Frisian: Brussel
  • Wu Chinese: 布鲁塞尔
  • Yue Chinese: 布魯塞爾
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