Map of Brussels, Belgium. Here you can find the street map of Brussels.
Brussels refers to the Brussels Region which includes the City of Brussels which is also the capital of Belgium. The Brussels Region has a population of 1.2 million people and this makes it the most populous region among all the regions that come under the jurisdiction of the country of Belgium.
The city’s history can be traced down to a fortress built in the 10th century with the city growing considerably from where it actually started. Brussels assumed a very important position in the post Second World War scenario and became a centre of international politics and diplomacy as a result. Major meetings of international stature take place in the city while it is also home to the headquarters of a lot of EU organizations. Other than that, the city is also home to the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Brussels is well-known as one of the few bilingual cities in the world with both Dutch and French being the two major official languages of the city. It is interesting to observe that advertisements, news and all official announcements are made in both the languages so that all of the residents can understand what is being said.
Brussels is a major attraction for international tourists as well with a number of cultural and natural landmarks pushing the tourists into visiting the city. The Brussels City Hall, Mont Des Arts, the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, St. Michael Cathedral, St. Gudula Cathedral and Cinquantenaire are few of the biggest tourist attractions in the city.