Belgium Flags

The Flag of Belgium was adopted on January 23, 1831. The flag designed to signify Belgium's recognition as sovereign nation.
The tricolor flag comprise of three equal vertical bands of black (hoist side), yellow, and red. The vertical color scheme of the flag is copied from the French Tricolor. The gold, black and red colors are symbolic of the states coat of arms and were taken from the arms of the Duchy of Brabant. The red color symbolize the red lion of Hainaut, Luxembourg and Limburg; the yellow color symbolizes the yellow lion of Brabant and the black color symbolizes the black lion of Namur and Flanders. The flag has width proportions of 13:15.
The French national tricolor was embed in the state when France was ruling Belgium. The Belgian Revolution kicked off riots and swapped the French flag with a vertical flag presenting the colors red, black and yellow. This flag has a resemblance with the flag used during the Brabant Revolution of the 18th century. The design and arrangement of flag for Belgium was changed subsequently and the current flag was adopted in 1831.

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