Brussels World Fair 1935

Theme of transport and colonization

April 27, 1935 - November 6, 1935


* Official name: Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles, 1935
* Category: General Exhibition of the first category
* Theme: Transport theme linked to the celebration of the centenary of the first continental railway inaugurated in 1835 between Brussels and Mechelen. Theme: Colonisation, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the independent state of Congo
* Duration: 27 April to 6 November 1935 (194 days)
* Geographical location: Heysel Plateau
* Exhibition area: 152 hectares, of which 11.5 hectares are for the Belgian exhibition area.
* Emblem: Hall 5
* Organisation: The Exhibition is held under the high protectorate of the King and Queen of the Belgians, the honorary presidency of the Duke and Duchess of Brabant and the official patronage of the Belgian government
* General Commissioner: Count Adrien van der Burch
* Architect in charge: Joseph Van Neck
* Visitors: 20 million
* Entrance fee:
* Expenditure: 197,000,000 BEF
* Income: 252,400,000 BEF
* Profit: 45.000.000 BEF
* Number of passengers in the small panoramic train: 2 million
* Number of kilometres travelled by the train during the exhibition: 78,000 km
* Electricity consumption: 11 million kilowatts
* Number of shows, congresses...: more than 300