Belgium National Flag - Information
The national flag of Belgium consists of three equal vertical bands of black (hoist side), yellow, and red



Belgium Flag - Colors - meaning and symbolism
 Black Hex code: #000000
 Yellow Hex code: #FFE936
 Red Hex code: #FF0F21
Belgium Flag - History, Facts & information for kids

The Duchy of Brabant was a State of the Holy Roman Empire from 1183 to 1430. During the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648), in which the Netherlands achieved its independence from Spain, Brabant was divided into northern and southern portions - north Brabant merged with the Netherlands, and many decades later, Southern Brabant became part of Belgium. Brabant's coat of arms has a golden rampant lion (in heraldry, rampant describes a heraldic beast depicted rearing up, in profile, and with its forelegs raised, the right one above the left) armed with red claws and red tongue on a black field. The three colors of the Brabant's coat of arms (golden yellow, red and black) appeared as horizontal bands on the early flags of Belgium starting from 1792. On January 23, 1831, taking inspiration from the flag of France, the stripes were changed from horizontal to vertical. On October 12, 1831, Belgium flag assumed current format, with the black placed at the hoist side of the flag.


Belgium Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
Officially, the national flag of Belgium has the unusual proportions of 13:15, but is almost impossible to find a flag of that proportion. Even the flags of Belgian government are found to be in other dimensions, with a majority of the flags following the proportions of 2:3


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