Brussels ( French: , Bruxelles Dutch: , Brussel German: ) is the Brüssel capital city of Belgium and the European Union.
In 2007, 145,917 people lived there.
But the area around it, known as the  Brussels-Capital Region, had 1,031,215 people (which makes it the largest city area in Belgium).
The people of Brussels speak mainly
French and Flemish (a type of Dutch). There are lots of other languages spoken as well, because the European Union offices are there and because many thousands of immigrants from all over the world live there.
The city is at 50° 50 North, 04° 21 East.
It has an  oceanic climate ( Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).
were killed in a terrorist attack on 22 March 2016.
Many popular European
comics came from Brussels, such as ( Tintin, The Smurfs, Snorks, Lucky Luke).
It is also well known for a style of building known as
. Art Nouveau
Brussels sprouts are named after the city, and Brussels is also famous for its waffles and its chocolates.
A lot of tourists visit Brussels for "Manneken Pis".
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NOTES: 1. Geographically mostly in Asia.