Belgium Flag

Belgium Flag

Flag of Belgium - Description of the Belgium Flag

As the above picture of the Belgium Flag indicates the background is tri-color - Black, Yellow and Red

The description of the Belgian Flag is as follows:

Three equal vertical bands of black (hoist side), yellow, and red

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Belgium flag represent the following:

Yellow - a symbol of generosity

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Black - Determination

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The flag ratio of the Belgium flag is very unusual and described as 13:15

The Meaning & History of the Belgium Flag - The Belgium flag and its vertical design was based on the flag of France. The colours of the Belgium flag were taken from the colours of the Duchy of Brabant. The Duchy of Brabant came into existence in 1190 and once formed a Belgian province also known as Brabant

The flag was adopted January 23 1831

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