The City of 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, as well as Avenue Louise/Louizalaan and the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos park to the south.
The city is the arrival location of the Brussels Cycling Classic, formerly known as Paris–Brussels, which is one of the oldest semi classic bicycle races on the international calendar. From World War I until the early 1970s, the Six Days of Brussels was organised regularly.
- 13 m (43 ft)
- 18 June 1989
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- Development and design
- Service history
Coordinates: 53°33′50″N 3°32′31″W / 53.564°N 3.542°W / 53.564; -3.542 City of Brussels History United Kingdom Name: City of Brussels Owner: Inman Line Route: Atlantic crossing Builder: Tod and Macgregor, Partick, Glasgow Launched: 11 August 1869 Fate: Sunk in collision 7 January 1883 General characteristics Type: Passenger liner Tonnage: 3,100 tons Length: 390 ft Beam: 40 ft Sail plan: 3 masts City of Brussels was a British passenger liner that set the record for the...
In 1866, Inman commissioned City of Paris, which was the equal of the best steamers in the Cunard express mail fleet. The next year, responsibility for mail contracts was transferred from the Admiralty to the Post Office and opened for bid. Inman was awarded one of the three weekly New York mail services and the fortnightly route to Halifax, Nova Scotia formerly held by Cunard. These contracts enabled Inman to continuing building its own fleet of express liners. City of Brussels was designed as
In her first year of service, City of Brussels took the eastbound record with a New York - Queenstown passage of 7 days, 20 hours, 33 minutes with a speed of 14.74 knots. However, in 1870 she illustrated the problem with single screw liners of this power when she lost her propeller and returned to Queenstown by sail. City of Brussels Three years after she was commissioned, City of Brussels returned to the ship yard for an extra deck and other modifications to bring her into line with the innovat
- Sunk in collision 7 January 1883
- 390 ft (120 m)
- 11 August 1869
- 3,100 tons
The first walls of Brussels (French: première enceinte, Dutch: eerste stadsomwalling) were a series of fortifications erected around the Belgian city of Brussels in the early 13th century. The city quickly outgrew them, and starting in 1356, a second, larger set of walls was built to better enclose and defend the city.
The Brussels City Museum (French: Musée de la ville de Bruxelles, Dutch: Museum van de Stad Brussel) is a museum on the Grand Place of Brussels, Belgium.It is dedicated to the history and folklore of the City of Brussels from its foundation to modern times, which it presents through paintings, sculptures, tapestries, engravings, photos and models, including a notable scale-representation of ...
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The Town Hall (French: Hôtel de Ville, Dutch: Stadhuis (help · info)) of the City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages. It is located on the famous Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, opposite the Brussels City Museum.
The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares (138.4 km 2; 53.44 sq miles), including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge (from Brugge aan zee, meaning "Bruges by the Sea"). The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is oval in shape and about 430 hectares in size.
Brussels, the capital city and largest metropolitan area of Belgium As of 1 January 2020, the total population of Belgium according to its population register was 11,492,641.  The population density of Belgium is 376/km 2 (970/sq mi) as of January 2019, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world, and the 6th most densely ...
The Royal Palace of Brussels (Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis van Brussel [ˈkoːnɪŋklək paːˈlɛis fɑm ˈbrʏsəl], French: Palais Royal de Bruxelles, German: Königlicher Palast von Brüssel) is the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians in the centre of the nation's capital Brussels.