The City of Brussels is the name given to the municipality which is the capital of Belgium. This municipality is in fact situated in the heart of the Brussels-Capital Region. It comprises, among other things, the historic city centre as well as the former municipalities of Laeken, Haren and Neder-Over-Heembeek and the European Quarter. With a population of 168,000, it is the largest municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region, comprising several dozen different quarters, the most famous of which are those within the inner ring road, such as the Quartier du Centre, the Quartier Royal, the Quartier des Marolles (known as Marollen) and the Quartier de la Senne. Easily accessible via public transport or by car (A10 and E40 motorways), the municipality is also, as the capital of the country, well served by the metro, trams and buses. For the same reasons, the price of housing is relatively high.