Photographer's Note

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

The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is egg-shaped and about 430 hectares in size. The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 193.7 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge ("Seabruges" in literal translation). The city's total population is 117,073 (1 January 2008),[1] of which around 20,000 live in the historic centre. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, is covering an area of 616 km² and has a total of 255,844 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008.[2]

Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, it is sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North".

Nobody has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: benoit jacquemin (benjack01) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 7] (100)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-25
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-29 11:08
Viewed: 1774
Points: 4
  • None
Additional Photos by benoit jacquemin (benjack01) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 7] (100)
View More Pictures