The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region and the de jure capital of Belgium. Besides the strict centre, it also covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders. As of 1 January 2017, the City of Brussels had a total population of 176,545. The total area is 32.61 km2 which gives a population density of 5,475 inhabitants per square kilometre. In common with all the Brussels municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).
As the centre of European culture and institutions, Brussels has much more to offer than most people imagine. Apart from its famous chocolates and beers, there are almost 90 museums, beautiful parks, architecture, bars and much more!