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City Of Brussels
The CITY OF BRUSSELS (French : Ville de Bruxelles or alternatively Bruxelles-Ville , Dutch : Stad Brussel or Brussel-Stad) is the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region , and the de jure capital of Belgium
Belgium
. The City of Brussels
Brussels
covers most of the Region's centre, as well as northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders
Flanders
. It is the administrative centre of the European Union
European Union
. The City of Brussels
Brussels
is a municipality consisting of the central historic town and certain additional areas within the greater Brussels-Capital Region, namely Haren , Laeken and Neder-Over-Heembeek to the north, and Avenue Louise/Louizalaan and the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos park to the south. On 1 January 2016, the City of Brussels
Brussels
had a total population of 178,552
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Wemmel
WEMMEL ( listen ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant
Flemish Brabant
. The municipality only comprises the town of Wemmel
Wemmel
proper. On January 1, 2006, Wemmel
Wemmel
had a total population of 14,774. The total area is 8.74 km² which gives a population density of 1,690 inhabitants per km². The official language is Dutch , as everywhere in Flanders
Flanders
. In 1954, however, special linguistic facilities were given to local French-speakers. Although outside the Brussels-Capital Region , Wemmel is sometimes considered part of the suburbs of Brussels
Brussels
. The Brussels orbital motorway, known as the ring, cuts through the southern part of the town
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Timeline Of Brussels
The following is a timeline of the history of the municipality of Brussels
Brussels
, Belgium. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries
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Flemish Brabant
FLEMISH BRABANT (Dutch : Vlaams-Brabant ( listen ), French : Brabant flamand) is a province of Flanders , one of the three regions of Belgium
Belgium
. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Belgian provinces of Antwerp , Limburg , Liège , Walloon Brabant
Walloon Brabant
, Hainaut and East Flanders . Flemish Brabant
Flemish Brabant
also surrounds the Brussels-Capital Region . Its capital is Leuven
Leuven
. It has an area of 2,106 km² which is divided into two administrative districts (arrondissementen in Dutch ) containing 65 municipalities. Flemish Brabant
Flemish Brabant
was created in 1995 by the splitting of the former province of Brabant into three parts: two new provinces, Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant; and the Brussels-Capital Region , which no longer belongs to any province
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Grimbergen
GRIMBERGEN (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant
Flemish Brabant
, 10 km north of national capital Brussels
Brussels
. The municipality comprises the towns of Beigem , Grimbergen, Humbeek and Strombeek-Bever . On January 1, 2006 Grimbergen
Grimbergen
had a total population of 33,965. The total area is 38.61 km2 which gives a population density of 880 inhabitants per km2. Grimbergen
Grimbergen
is located in the Flemish (Dutch) language area of Belgium. The French-speaking minority is represented by 4 members on the 30-seat local council. Grimbergen is mostly known for its Norbertine abbey and the beer first brewed there. Grimbergen's proximity to Brussels
Brussels
makes it a residential town for commuting
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Vilvoorde
VILVOORDE (Dutch pronunciation: , French : Vilvorde, historically known as Filford in English ) is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of Flemish Brabant . The municipality comprises the city of Vilvoorde
Vilvoorde
proper with its two outlying quarters of Koningslo and Houtem and the small town of Peutie. The nickname for inhabitants of Vilvoorde
Vilvoorde
is Pjeirrefretters (horse eaters) because horse meat (specially steak) is a beloved food in Vilvoorde. The official language of Vilvoorde
Vilvoorde
is Dutch . There is a French-speaking minority of about 20%, (citation needed) concentrated especially in the Koningslo quarter bordering Brussels
Brussels
. The French-speaking minority is represented by 3 members on the 33-seat local council. The city is also home to a large Spanish minority
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Transport In Brussels
TRANSPORT IN BRUSSELS can be made by means of many private or public transportation means. Public transportation means include Brussels buses , trams , the Brussels metro
Brussels metro
(all three operated by the STIB as well as a set of railway lines (operated by Infrabel ) and railway stations served by public trains (operated by the SNCB ). Bicycle-sharing and car-sharing public systems are also available. Air transport is available via one of the two city's airports (the Brussels National Airport and the Brussels-South Charleroi Airport ) or with the boat, via the Port of Brussels . The city is relatively car-dependent by northern European standards and is considered to be the most congested city in the world according to the Inrix traffic survey. The complexity of the Belgian political landscape makes some transportation issues difficult to solve
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Governor Of Brussels-Capital
This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Brussels
Brussels
GOVERNMENT * Minister-President Rudi Vervoort
Rudi Vervoort
* Com
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Ixelles
IXELLES (French pronunciation: ; Dutch : ELSENE pronounced ( listen )) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region
Brussels-Capital Region
of Belgium
Belgium
. In common with all the Brussels municipalities, it is legally bilingual . Ixelles
Ixelles
is located in the suburbs towards the south of Brussels' city center and is geographically bisected by the City of Brussels municipality . It is generally considered an affluent area of the city and is particularly noted for its communities of European and Congolese immigrants
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Annexation
ANNEXATION ( Latin
Latin
ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the administrative action and concept in international law relating to the forcible transition of one state's territory by another state. It is generally held to be an illegal act. It is distinct from conquest , which refers to the acquisition of control over a territory involving a change of sovereignty . It usually follows military occupation of a territory. Annexation
Annexation
differs from cession , because unlike cession where territory is given or sold through treaty, annexation is a unilateral act where territory is seized and held by one state. Annexation
Annexation
can be legitimized via general recognition by international bodies (i.e. other countries and intergovernmental organisations)
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Université Libre De Bruxelles
The UNIVERSITé LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (ULB) (French for Free University of Brussels, though rarely translated) is a French -speaking private research university in Brussels
Brussels
, Belgium
Belgium
. Founded in 1834, it is one of the most important Belgian universities. A major research center open to Europe and the world, it has about 24,200 students, 32% of whom come from abroad, and an equally cosmopolitan staff
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Minister-President Of The Brussels-Capital Region
This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Brussels
Brussels
GOVERNMENT * Minister-President Rudi Vervoort * Common CC * French CC * Flemish CC * Governor PARLIAMENT * 2009 election * 2004 election * 1999 election * 1995 election * Building PARTIES * MR * PS * Ecolo * cdh * VLD * sp.a * VB * CD"> Groen! * NVA MUNICIPALITIES * City of Brussels
Brussels
Mayor * 18 other ISSUES * BHV constituency * As EU capital * Periphery * v * t * e The MINISTER-PRESIDENT OF THE BRUSSELS CAPITAL-REGION (French : Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch : Brussels
Brussels
Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) is the person leading the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region . The post is appointed for 5 years along with 4 ministers and 3 "state" secretaries
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Machelen
MACHELEN (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant
Flemish Brabant
. The municipality comprises the towns of Diegem and Machelen
Machelen
proper. On 1 January 2006 Machelen
Machelen
had a total population of 12,500. The total area is 11.59 km² which gives a population density of 1,078 inhabitants per km². Machelen
Machelen
may have been the birthplace of composer Cypriano de Rore . A portion of Brussels Airport
Brussels Airport
is located in Diegem , Machelen
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Jette
JETTE (French pronunciation: ; Dutch pronunciation: ( listen )) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium
Belgium
. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
, the Dutch-speaking university of Brussels
Brussels
has built its hospital and medical campus in Jette, while its other buildings are in the so-called Etterbeek campus actually located in Ixelles /Elsene. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Origins to Middle Ages * 1.2 17th to 20th century * 2 Sights * 3 Famous inhabitants * 4 Partner cities * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYORIGINS TO MIDDLE AGES Neolithic tools and remains of a Gallo-Roman villa have been found on the territory of Jette, proving the old age of the first settlements in this area
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Saint-Gilles, Belgium
SAINT-GILLES (French pronunciation: ) or SINT-GILLIS (Dutch pronunciation: ( listen )) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region
Brussels-Capital Region
of Belgium
Belgium
. It is bordered by the City of Brussels
Brussels
, Anderlecht
Anderlecht
, Forest and Ixelles . Saint-Gilles has a multicultural identity stemming from its diverse population. For example, the central square (French: Place Van Meenen, Dutch: Van Meenenplein) hosts the annual festival of Brussels' Portuguese community. The housing stock varies from semi-derelict tenements near the Brussels-South railway station in the north, to elegant patrician houses on the southern borders with Uccle
Uccle
and Ixelles , to tourist hotels at the inner end of the Chaussée de Charleroi/Charleroisesteenweg
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Etterbeek
ETTERBEEK (French: ; Dutch : ( listen )) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the