After the completion of the Second World War, Brussels has been not only the political capital of Europe but also it is the capital of European Union and Belgium. The city is the home of European Union (EU) institutions, North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters, international organizations such as the World Customs Organization, EUROCONTROL, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. Brussels is in the third number for hosting international conferences.
Brussels is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities. Including the City of Brussels which is the capital of Belgium, Brussels is also the location for 40,000 EU employees, 4,000 NATO employees and hosts about 300 permanent representations (lobby groups, embassies and press corporations).
Brussels is the city of kings throughout the ages, a trade hub and an epicentre of many crafts. It was established as a city in the 13th century. It is not only known for its cuisine and gastronomy but also for its historical and architectural landmarks. Some of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Main attractions include its historic Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Atomium, and cultural institutions such as La Monnaie and the Museums of Art and History. It is also a capital of comic strip.
Brussels is one of those international cities in the world where 27% of the population are foreigners, not including those who have taken Belgian citizenship. It is one of the most secure cities in the world where you can walk to your apartment or hotel 3 miles away, completely drunk, and reach safely. If you want to have a delighted night with some of the biggest names in global politics, Brussels comes first at that list.
There are few interesting facts about Brussels are that have inspired food, photographers, vegetables and animal lovers around the world. The largest agricultural, forestry and agro-food fair in Europe is held in Brussels. It is called Foire de Libramont.
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