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Belgium Flag with Country Information - Updated 2020

Flag of Belgium

Flag of Belgium

The national flag of the kingdom of Belgium is a tricolour flag. Belgium Flag has three bands of black, yellow, and red. The colors of the flag were taken from the coat of arms of the Duchy of Brabant. Also, the vertical design based on the France’ flag. When flown, the black band is nearest the pole and has the unusual proportions of 13:15. On 26 August 1830, with the start of the Belgian Revolution, the flag of France flew from the city hall of Brussels. The rebels hastily substituted it with a tricolour of red, yellow and black straight stripes made at a nearby fabric store. As a result, Article 193 of the Constitution of Belgium defines the colors of the Belgian nation as Red, Yellow and Black instead of using the order shown in the official flag.

The story behind Belgium Flag

Belgium Flag History: When Belgium was control by France. The French national tricolor was flown over the Belgium nation. However, when riots kicked off the opening of the Belgian Revolution, insurgents swapped the flag with one of red, black and yellow stripes, which bore a likeness to the flag used throughout the Brabant Revolution of the 18th century. Originally, the flag included vertical stripes but later the arrangement of colors was also changed and the flag was adopted on October 12, 1831. The present-day territory of Belgium had a flag of two horizontal red stripes separated by a white stripe. When Austrian ruled the Belgium, a number of diverse flags were used until the Austrian Emperor imposed the Austrian flag. However, the population of Brussels opposed against the imposition and thus, the flag had to go through amendments.

Belgium Flag - Design and Symbolic Meaning

Belgium Flag Meaning: Belgium national flag providing it a ratio of 13:15 by measuring 2.6 m (8.5 ft) tall for each 3 m (9.8 ft) wide. Every stripes is one-third of the width of the flag, where yellow merges with black-red-gold tricolour, striped horizontally. The colors of flag were derivative from the coat of arms castoff by the Duchy of Brabant.

About Belgium

Belgium is located in the continent of Europe. The nation, Belgium share borders with France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands having population of 1.14 crores inhabitants. With the population density of at 374 sq. Km, Belgium achieves 104 ranks in the world. Belgium has federal parliamentary government. The official language of Belgium is German, French and Spanish. The currency on which the country depends is Euro. Belgium comprises of two letters Belgium code i.e. BE and its three letters Belgium code is BEL and in digits it is 32. The calling code is +32 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Belgium is UTC +2 hours. Belgium comprises a total of 9 independent federal states that are also called as provinces. These include: Antwerp, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant, Limburg, West Flanders. Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg, Namur, and Walloon Brabant.

Belgium Country Information

Country Belgium
Continent Europe
Official languages Dutch, French, and German
Capital Brussels
Currency Euro

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Belgium Time Zones

CET UTC +02:00
CEST UTC +02:00

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Belgium Codes

Internet TLD BE
Three-letter country code BEL
Three-digit country code 056
Calling code +32