Astronaut Jessica Meir captured from ISS Brussels, the capital of Belgium.

Credit: Jessica Meir, NASA

The city is a part of both the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish Community, but is separate from the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region. Since the end of the Second World War, Brussels has been a major centre for international politics and home to numerous international organisations, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. Brussels is the de facto capital of the European Union, as it hosts a number of principal EU institutions, including its administrative-legislative, executive-political, and legislative branches. Historically Dutch-speaking, Brussels saw a language shift to French from the late 19th century. The Brussels-Capital Region is officially bilingual in French and Dutch, even though French is now the lingua franca with over 90% of the inhabitants being able to speak it.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Jessica Meir’s Tweet
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