Flag of Belgium (GIF)

The national flag of Belgium (Dutch: vlag van België, French: drapeau de la Belgique, German: Flagge Belgiens), known as the "Black, Yellow, and Red," consists of three vertical stripes of equal width: black on the hoist side, yellow in the middle, and red on the fly side. The flag's design is inspired by the colors of the Duchy of Brabant, a historically significant region in Belgium. The black stripe represents the determination and valor of the Belgian people, the yellow symbolizes the country's vibrant culture and resources, and the red embodies the bloodshed by those who fought for Belgium's independence and freedom. This tricolor design has been associated with Belgium since the country's independence in 1830 and remains a strong symbol of Belgian national identity and unity.

Proportion:2:3 or 13:15
Adopted:January 23, 1831
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇧🇪

The coat of arms of Belgium is a complex and historically rich emblem. It features a golden lion rampant with a red tongue and claws on a black shield. The lion is a symbol of strength, courage, and Belgian sovereignty. Above the coat of arms, there is a royal crown, signifying the constitutional monarchy of Belgium, and the flags of the nine provinces that make up Belgium. To the left and right of the shield, there are two golden lions as supporters, emphasizing the country's historical ties to the House of Burgundy. Below the shield, a red ribbon bears the national motto "L'Union fait la force" in French, which translates to "Unity makes strength," signifying the importance of national unity. This coat of arms is a powerful representation of Belgium's history, monarchy, and the unity of its diverse regions and communities.

The Belgian flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. Its capital is Brussels, and its population is about 11.59 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

The waving flag of Belgium with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Other major cities:Antwerp,
Official languages:60% Dutch,
39% French,
1% German
Region:Western Europe
Ethnic groups:75% Belgian,
4.1% Italian,
3.7% Moroccan,
2.4% French,
2% Turkish,
2% Dutch,
12.8% other
Religions:50% Roman Catholic,
2.5% Protestant and other Christian,
5% Muslim,
0.4% Jewish,
0.3% Buddhist,
9.2% Atheist,
32.6% none
Nationality name:Belgian
Area:30,688 km²
(11,849 sq mi)
Population:11.59 million (2021)
Country codes:BE, BEL (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.be
Calling code:+32

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Belgium (Dutch: Vlag en wapen van België; French: Drapeau et armoiries de la Belgique; German: Flagge und Wappen von Belgien), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Belgium
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Belgium


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