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City of Brussels

NameCity of Brussels
Ville de Bruxelles  
Stad Brussel  
Picture00 Bruxelles - Mont des Arts.jpg
Map-legendCity of Brussels in the Brussels-Capital Region
ArmsGreater Coat of Arms of Brussels.svg
FlagFlag of the City of Brussels.svg
Flag LinkSymbols of Brussels#Municipalities
Arms LinkSymbols of Brussels#Municipalities
MayorFreddy Thielemans (PS)
List Of MayorsList of mayors of the City of Brussels
Lat Deg50
Lat Min51
Lon Deg04
Lon Min21

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The City of Brussels (French: Bruxelles-Ville -frbʀyˈsɛl ˈvil or Ville de Bruxelles -frˈvil də bʀyˈsɛl, Dutch: Stad Brussel -nlˈstɑt ˈbrʏ.səl, German: Stadt Brüssel -deˈʃtat ˈbrʏ.səl) is the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the official capital of Belgium by law.

Somewhat in the way that the City of London is different from London, the City of Brussels is different from Brussels. However, the expansion of the City was frozen at a later stage than the City of London, so that in addition to the old centre of Brussels, the towns of Haren, Laeken and Neder-Over-Heembeek to the north, and Avenue Louise and the Bois de la Cambre park to the south, are included.

On 1 January 2006, the City of Brussels had a total population of 144,784. The total area is 32.61 km2 which gives a population density of 4,440 inhabitants per km2. As of 2007, there were approximately 50,000 registered non-Belgians in the City of Brussels.

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