Engraving from c. 1610. At first, the City of Brussels was simply defined, being the area within the second walls of Brussels, the modern-day small ring. As the city grew, the surrounding villages grew as well, eventually growing into a contiguous city, though the local governments retained control of their respective areas.
Is Brussels a city or a country?
^ ‘Brussels, an international city and European capital’. L’université Libre de Bruxelles. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. ^ a b ‘Brussels: home to international organisations’. diplomatie.be. Archived from the original on 15 February 2006. ^ a b Parker, John (January–February 2007). ‘A tale of two cities’.
Who are the people of foreign origin in Brussels?
People of foreign origin make up nearly 70% of the population of Brussels, most of whom have been naturalised following the great 1991 reform of the naturalisation process.