Brussels (Bruxelles), officially the Brussels-Capital Region ˈbrɵsəls ɦoːftˈsteːdələk xəˈʋɛst. Gewest in isolation is pronounced (ɣəˈʋɛst). is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels which is the de jure capital of Belgium. The Brussels-Capital Region is a part of both the French Community French Community of Belgium and the Flemish community. The region has a population of 1.2 million and a metropolitan area with a population of over 1.8 million, the largest in Belgium.
- I'm going to reduce the size of the Cabinet, cut the number of ministers, reduce the size of the House of Commons, campaign for a European Parliament with 100 fewer members, halve the number of political advisers, and abolish a huge swathe of Labour's regional bureaucracies and agencies and their offices in Brussels.
- William hague Speech by the Rt Hon William Hague MP, leader of the Conservative party, to the spring forum in Harrogate, March 4 2001 
- In Brussels, you are able to have a lot of appointments in a day. In Paris, you can have one, two, maybe three, but you spend all your time on the road, in the car or in the suburbs. In Brussels, everything is easy. It's not a very big city, and the people are very quiet and warm.
- Eric Emmaunel scmitt The French author talks to The Wall Street Journal Europe about how he starts his weekend. [specific citation needed]