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Discover Brussels, the most cosmopolitan city in Europe and the second most cosmopolitan in the world! 

Brussels is a cosmopolitan city with a special identity and that expresses itself in a style very much its own: sometimes rebellious and mischievous, sometimes thoughtful and composed, but always very likeable. Despite its European dimension and the numerous languages spoken on the corner of every street, Brussels is still inspired by a very "village-like" spirit. Of course, it's well known for its Grand-Place, its Atomium, its Manneken-Pis, its Gueuze and its Kriek, its waffles and its chocolates... (don't miss them!). But, just one tip: take the time, too, to soak up the very special atmosphere of its many different districts. 

You will discover a Brussels in the air of time, a relaxed and comfortable capital, both in its history and in its present-day reality. Very trendy, very design and very creative. In other words, just relish Brussels, a fine and beautiful city to explore and discover!

Did you know this about Brussels? 

  • The Brussels-Capital region consists of 19 communes
  • The conurbation covers a total surface area of 16,179 ha.
  • The population has around 1.1 million inhabitants. 
  • Roughly 30% of the city's total population is foreign.
  • #1 cosmopolitan city in Europe, second in the worldwhere you can find 183 nationalities, 108 different languages spoken and 3 official languages.
  • Brussels is the #1 city for headquarters of international associations
  • This is why Brussels is destination #1 for congresses and meetings in Europe & #2 in the world (around 600/year).
  • Brussels has 3 main universities, 7 university hospitals and 24 healthcare centers.
  • Belgium is also the #1 country in Europe in terms of clinical trials per capita and #2 Worldwide.
  • A strong innovator, Brussels is the #10 city worldwide with capacity for innovation.
  • The city's green spaces (parks - woods - forest) account for 11.4% of the region's territory.
  • Brussels is festive with its 18.000 cultural events every year.

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