Brussels World and International Exhibition 1958 - Expo58

Review of the world for a more human world

April 17, 1958 - October 19, 1958


* Official name: Exposition universelle et internationale de Bruxelles, Wereldtentoonstelling Brussel 1958
* Category: General exhibition of the first category
* Themes: World review for a more human world
* Duration: 17 April - 19 October 1958 (189 days)
* Location: Heysel Park, 7 km northwest of the centre of Brussels
* Area: 200 hectares, of which 74 hectares for the Belgian exhibitions, 60 hectares of gardens
* Emblem: Atomium
* Director General: Baron Georges Moens de Fernig
* Secretary General: Charles Everaerts de Velp
* Pavilions: about 112
* Roads: 25 kilometres
* Parking spaces: 45,000
* Restaurants: 75
* Participating countries: 51 nations, seven international organisations
* Exhibitors: 4,645
* Visitors: 41,454,412
* Entrance fee: 30 Belgian francs
* Costs: 2,530,500,000 Belgian francs
* Profits: 41,390,000 Belgian francs
* Classification: nine sections, 52 groups, 291 categories
* Congresses: 426
* Juries: 65 juries
* Prizes: 3,961 prizes, of which 1,003 went to Belgian exhibitors