Brussels ; Dutch: Brussel, [ˈbrʏ.səɫ] , officially the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region , Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest , is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union . It is also the largest urban area in Belgium, comprising 19 municipalities, including the municipality of the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium, in addition to the seat of the French Community of Belgium and of the Flemish Community. Brussels has grown from a 10th-century fortress town founded by a descendant of Charlemagne into a metropolis of more than one...
|Country:||Belgium, Habsburg Netherlands|
|Area:||62.3 sq. mi.|
|Time zone:||Central European Time Zone|
|Also known as:||Brussel, Bruxelles, Brüssel|