Flag of Belgium (GIF)



The national flag of Belgium (Dutch: vlag van België, French: drapeau de la Belgique, German: Flagge Belgiens) is a three-color flag consisting of three vertical lines: black (left), yellow, and red. The colors were made with the coat of arms of the Duchy of Brabant. The black color represents the shield, the yellow color symbolizes the lion, and the red color represents the lion's claws and tongue. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 13:15, and the flag was adopted on January 23, 1831.

Also on the coat of arms are the royal crown, the flags of the nine provinces that make up Belgium, the French motto "Unity is Strength," and two lions supporting a shield with the Belgian Lion on it.

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)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Brussels
Other major cities:Antwerp,
Ghent,
Charleroi,
Liege
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)
Currency:Euro
Country codes:BE, BEL (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.be
Calling code:+32
Flag emoji code:🇧🇪


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
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Conor
Belgium's flag colours on Wikipedia were recently changed slightly.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg
April 23, 2022 at 3:14 PM
admin
There is no discernible difference with the eye.
April 23, 2022 at 4:48 PM

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