Brussels is the bilingual capital of Belgium. French and Dutch are the official languages of the city and the street names and the traffic sings are always written in both languages.
The inland capital of Belgium is surrounded by Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Furthermore Brussels is a multi-lingual and multi-cultural city in the heart of Europe, this makes it with justification be the “Capital of Europe” where also the European Parliament has found its ideal home.
The population in whole Belgium is about only 10.2 million, Brussels itself
has about 970.000 inhabitants, but Belgian are said to be very able to compensate
for their small numbers with trained diplomacy, compromise and negotiation.
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