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Liege (city)

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Liege is a major city of Belgium and municipality located in the Walloon province of Liege, of which it is the administrative capital. It is situated in the valley of the Meuse River near Belgium's eastern borders with the Netherlands and Germany, at the point where the Meuse meets the Ourthe. Liege is the biggest and the most important metropolis of Wallonia, the French speaking part of Belgium. The Liege municipality includes the old communes of Angleur, Bressoux, Chenee, Glain, Grivegnée, Jupille-sur-Meuse, Rocourt, and Wandre.
As of January 1, 2006, the municipality of Liege had a total population of 187,086. The area of Liege has around 600,000 inhabitants. The city is the principal economic and cultural centre of Wallonia and its inhabitants are predominantly French-speakers. The city is a major center of education in Belgium which has more than 24 schools for a total of 42000 students including the university, founded in 1817, which has 17000 students.
Liege is one of the steel-making centers of Belgium, the area around Charleroi and Ghent being others. It once boasted numerous blast furnaces and mills. Although now a mere shadow of its former self, steel production and manufacturing of steel goods remains a vital part of its economy. Other major industries include the manufacture of weapons, textiles, paper, and chemicals. The city possesses the third largest river port in Europe after Duisburg and Paris. Liege Airport opened a new terminal building in 2005.
The city is well-known for its very crowded folk festivals. The 15th of August festival is maybe the best known one. The population gathers in a quarter named Outre-Meuse with plenty of tiny pedestrian streets and old yards. Many people come to see the procession but also to drink alcohol and beer, eat cabbage, sausages or pancakes or simply enjoy the atmosphere till very early in the morning. The Saint Nicholas festival around the 6th of December is organized by and for the students of the University.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Liege enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers and one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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