city in West Flanders, Belgium

Bruges (Dutch: Brugge) is a city in the northwest of Belgium.

Location of Bruges in Belgium

It is the capital and largest city of West Flanders. In 2007, 116,982 people lived there.[1]

Bruges is at 51° 12 North, 03° 13 East.[2]

It is a centre of tourism because of its historic medieval city centre. The centre was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.[3] It is a center of commerce because of its port, Zeebrugge. The movie In Bruges with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes was made there in 2008.


  1. "Werkelijke bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2007 / Population de droit par commune au 1 janvier 2007 (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  2. "Geografische coördinaten van de gemeenten (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  3. "Historic Centre of Brugge". UNESCO. Retrieved 9 May 2017.