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Brussels, Belgium


Population 1,980,000 (UA)


The origin of the settlement that was to become Brussels lies in Saint Gaugericus' construction of a chapel on an island in the river Senne around 580. The official founding of Brussels is usually situated around 979, when Duke Charles of Lower Lotharingia transferred the relics of Saint Gudula from Moorsel to the Saint Gaugericus chapel.


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Since the end of the Second World War, Brussels has been a main centre for international politics. Hosting principal EU institutions and the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the city has become the polyglot home of numerous international organisations, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. Historically Dutch-speaking, Brussels has seen a major shift to French since Belgian independence. Today the city is officially bilingual. All road signs, street names, and many adverts and services are shown in both languages.

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Prayer Points

Pray for more staff.

Pray for culturally relevant churches to be planted in the city.

Pray for Belgians and Internationals who will come and be missionaries through their vocation.


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