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Brussels is the de facto capital city of the European Union (EU) and the largest urban area in Belgium. Serving as the centre of administration for Europe, Brussels' economy is largely service-oriented. It is dominated by regional and world headquarters of multinationals, by European institutions, by various administrations, and by related services, though it does have a number of notable craft industries, such as the Cantillon Brewery, a lambic brewery founded in 1900.Belgium is in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands. Temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy. Flat coastal plains in northwest, central rolling hills, rugged mountains of Ardennes Forest in southeast.The official languages are French and Dutch (known in Flanders as Flemish). Very few people in Flanders speak good French, even fewer Walloons speak Dutch, and using the other community's language is rarely fruitful. Many businesspeople and most government officials are also likely to speak English, particularly in Brussels and the larger towns of Flanders. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Belgium is a modern, private enterprise economy that has capitalized on its central geographic location, highly developed transport network, and diversified industrial and commercial base.The population in Brussels is 0.158 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.27% (2014 est.).