The Smallest World-City
Brussels has a (city & regional) population of 2,676,701 inhabitants. Brussels is a multilingual, multicultural city but its two official languages are French and Dutch. A "language frontier" divides Belgium along an imaginary line between the cities of Courtrai-Brussels-Maastricht into a northern Dutch-speaking region and a southern French-speaking region (Wallonia). The Flemish population represents between 15 and 18 percent of Brussels (but 60 percent of Belgium); the remaining population (more than 80 percent) being made up by Wallons speaking French.