Brussels is the capital of Belgium. The city is one of the major cities in Western Europe and is an economic and cultural hub. Since the end of the Second World War, Brussels has been a major centre for international politics, being the base of many international organizations, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. The de facto capital of the European Union, it hosts a number of EU Institutions. It is also the location of the headquarters of NATO.
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City of Brussels
The largest municipality within the capital of Brussels. It has its own flag and coat of arms. The City of Brussels covers most of the nation's centre, as well as the northern outskirts. It is the de jure capital of the Kingdom of Belgium.