About Bruges (Brugge)

Buges ( Dutch: Brugge ) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country.

The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam and Stockholm, it is sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North. Bruges has a significant economic importance thanks to its port and was once the chief commercial city in the world.

Bruges is part of Food Smart cities for development :

- Raising awareness about fair trade and sustainable food among citizens
- All project partners activate a participated approach with the
civil society to define urban food policies and publish guidelines that will contain recommendations and best practices to guide other cities

Domains of expertise
Sustainability and Environment


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Bruges (Brugge)

Bruges (Brugge)

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118,000 inhabitants

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