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  CurrencyEuro
  
  
  
  Culinary specialities Waterzooi, Flemish beef stew, and mussels with fresh French fries.
  
  LanguageFlemish
  
  Nearest P&O portCalais
  
  Famous ResidentsPhilip I of Castile, the first Hapsburg ruler of Spain was born in Bruges
  
  
  
  Average temperaturesWinter: 5C / Summer 15C