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Expo 58

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Expo 58, also known as the 1958 Brussels World's Fair (French: Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles de 1958, Dutch: Brusselse Wereldtentoonstelling van 1958), was a world's fair held on the Heysel/Heizel Plateau in Brussels, Belgium, from 17 April to 19 October 1958.[1] It was the first major world's fair registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) after World War II.

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1958 Brussels
The Philips Pavilion during Expo '58
Overview
BIE-classUniversal exposition
CategoryFirst category General Exposition
NameExpo 58
Area2 km2 (490 acres)
Visitors41,454,412
Participant(s)
Countries44
Location
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
VenueHeysel/Heizel Plateau
Coordinates50°53′50″N 4°20′21″E
Timeline
Bidding7 May 1948 (1948-05-07)
AwardedNovember 1953
Opening17 April 1958 (1958-04-17)
Closure19 October 1958 (1958-10-19)
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Specialized Expositions
PreviousInterbau in Berlin
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Horticultural expositions
NextFloriade 1960 in Rotterdam
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