City of Brussels

The City of Brussels (French: Ville de Bruxelles [vil də bʁysɛl] or alternatively Bruxelles-Ville [bʁysɛl vil]; Dutch: Stad Brussel [stɑd ˈbrʏsəl] or Brussel-Stad) is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, as well as the capital of Belgium.[2] It is also the administrative centre of the European Union, and is thus often dubbed, along with the region, the EU's capital city.

City of Brussels
Ville de Bruxelles / Bruxelles-Ville  (French)
Stad Brussel / Brussel-Stad  (Dutch)
Panorama of the city centre from the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg
City of Brussels
Location in Belgium
The City of Brussels within Brussels-Capital Region
Coordinates: 50°50′48″N 04°21′09″E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
French Community
RegionBrussels
ArrondissementBrussels-Capital
Government
  Mayor (list)Philippe Close (PS)
  Governing party/iesPS - Ecolo / Groen, DéFI - Forward
Area
  Total32.61 km2 (12.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total179,277
  Density5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
1000, 1020, 1120, 1130
Area codes02
Websitewww.brussels.be

Besides the central historic town located within the Pentagon, the City of Brussels covers some of the city's immediate outskirts within the greater Brussels-Capital Region, namely Haren, Laeken, and Neder-Over-Heembeek to the north, as well as the Avenue Louise/Louizalaan and the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos park to the south-east, where it borders municipalities in Flanders.

As of 1 January 2017, the City of Brussels had a total population of 176,545. The total area is 32.61 km2 (12.59 sq mi) which gives a population density of 5,475 inhabitants per square kilometre (14,180/sq mi). As of 2007, there were approximately 50,000 registered non-Belgians in the City of Brussels.[3] In common with all of Brussels' municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).