Rue Belliard

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Rue Belliard (French)
Belliardstraat (Dutch)
Location City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Rue Belliard (French) or Belliardstraat (Dutch) is a major street in Brussels, Belgium. The street runs parallel to the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat. Both are one-way streets; where traffic in Rue de la Loi is running in the western direction towards the Brussels city centre, the Rue Belliard is running in the eastern direction, away from the city centre.

The street runs from the east of the small ring road to the south-west corner of the Cinquantenaire park. The street has 5 lanes from the small ring road to the start of the Belliard tunnel, 2 lanes along the Leopold Park and ends on 1 lane up to the Cinquantenaire. The section on one lane from one park to the other is partly on the territory of the municipality of Etterbeek. The rest of the street is on the territory of the City of Brussels.

The Rue Belliard is named after Augustin Daniel Belliard, a French general who was governor of the département de la Dyle.[1]

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The first part of the Belliard Street (from Avenue des Arts/Kunstlaan until Rue van Maerlantstraat) was opened in 1855, while the second part of the street (until the Cinquantenaire park) was finished in 1869.[1]

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Coordinates: 50°50′27″N 4°22′34″E / 50.84083°N 4.37611°E / 50.84083; 4.37611