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The national flag of Belgium consists of three equal vertical stripes: black (hoist side), yellow, and red.

The hoist side stripe of the national flag of Belgium is black in color. Black, gold and red colors of the flag are symbolic of the country's coat of arms. The black color represents the shield; gold stands for the lion, and red denotes the lion's claws and tongue.

The Belgian flag was officially adopted on January 23, 1831 after Belgium gained independence from the Netherlands in 1830.

Official Name: Kingdom of Belgium
Proportion: 13:15
Adopted on: January 23, 1831
Location: Western Europe bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands
Capital City: Brussels
Major Cities: Oostende, Brugge, Liege, Hasselt, Antwerp
Area: 11,787 square miles
Population: 11 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Official Languages: Dutch, French, German
National Anthem: The Brabanconne

National symbol(s):golden rampant lion

National colors: red, black, yellow

National anthem:
name: "La Brabanconne" (The Song of Brabant)
lyrics/music: Louis-Alexandre DECHET[French] Victor CEULEMANS [Dutch]/Francois VAN CAMPENHOUT

Facts about Belgium flag

Designed byNA
Adopted23th January 1831
Design and ColorsA vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red. Technically the national flag, but rarely seen.
Size Ratio13:15 (Proportion)

Last Updated On : August 24th, 2017