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The city of Brussels
The capital, Brussels, is located in the northern part of Belgium. It is surrounded by the Flemish Region and the Wallonia Region. It is 60 km from the North Sea on the Valley of the Seine, and its area is about 161,38 sq km. It is located at an altitude of 28 meters above the surface level. Sea, latitude 4,35, and latitude 50,85.
The climate of Brussels
Brussels has a moderate marine climate due to its relative proximity to the North Sea, and temperatures during the day range from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius in the summer, and the temperatures in the winter rarely drop to less than 0 percent, and the rains fall on them with a high annual rainfall It reaches more than 810 mm, so the area does not pass a clear dry season, but it suffers from a problem of air pollution and noise due to the large number of cars in it.
Brussels is the commercial, financial and administrative center of the country of Belgium, and most of the important national institutions and services are stationed in it, and it is considered one of the major European cultural and tourist attractions, in addition to that it constitutes an international center and a regional city because of its hosting of European societies that the European Union was its successor, and because it is the headquarters of an organization North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Transport in Brussels
Brussels is considered the center of the Belgian railway system, as it started in 1911 AD to build a series of railway tunnels and bridges, which link the southern and northern railway stations through a central station located underground, which was founded in 1952, and work has been completed in building this chain That connects the south and north in 1956.
The city also started in 1965 AD to build and develop a regional railway network and a subway linking all parts of Brussels, in order to reduce traffic problems caused by the large number of passengers in the city, and an expanded regional network was built in the early twenty-first century linking the city with each of the region Flamande and Wallonia, and the National Railways have added high-speed rail links between Brussels and other major European cities such as Paris, Cologne, London and Amsterdam.