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List of Belgian flags

Flags on the town hall of Ypres with (left to right) the European, Belgian and Flemish Community flags

This is a list of flags used in Belgium.

Contents

  • National Flag 1
  • Sub-national 2
    • Regions and Communities 2.1
    • Provinces 2.2
    • Community Commissions in Brussels 2.3
  • Royal Standards 3
    • Monarch 3.1
    • Royal Consort 3.2
  • Ensign 4
  • Military 5
  • Historical 6
    • Colonial 6.1
  • Other 7
  • References 8

National Flag

Flag Date Use Description
1831–present Flag of Belgium A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red with a 13:15 ratio. Technically the national flag, but rarely seen in the officially approved dimensions.

Sub-national

Regions and Communities

Flag Date Use Description
1991–2015 Flag of the Brussels-Capital Region A yellow iris on a blue field.
2015–present Flag of the Brussels-Capital Region A stylized yellow, white and grey iris on a blue field.
1973-present Flag of Flanders (the Flemish Community and the Flemish Region) The Flemish Lion on a yellow field.
1991–present
(French Community)
1998–present
(Walloon Region)
Flag of Wallonia (the French Community and Walloon Region) A red cockerel on a yellow field.
1990–present Flag of the German-speaking community A banner of the community's arms.

Provinces

Flag Date Use Description
1997–present Flag of Antwerp
1999–present Flag of East Flanders
1996–present Flag of Flemish Brabant
Flag of Hainaut
Flag of Liège
1996–present Flag of Limburg
Flag of Luxembourg
Alternate flag of Luxembourg The tricolour is official, but not in use. The many-striped flag is not official, but is in use.[1]
Flag of Namur
1995–present Flag of Walloon Brabant Sable a lion Or armed and langued Gules chaped Or two roosters Gules.
1997–present Flag of West Flanders Prized in twelve pieces of Azure and Or, heart shield Gules

Community Commissions in Brussels

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Common Community Commission
Flag of the Flemish Community Commission
Flag of the French Community Commission

Royal Standards

Monarch

Flag Date Use Description
2013–present Royal Standard of Philippe I A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the King's cypher in each corner.
1993–present Royal Standard of Albert II A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the King's cypher in each corner.
1951–1993 Royal Standard of Baudouin I A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the King's cypher in each corner.
1934–1951 Royal Standard of Leopold III A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the King's cypher in each corner.
1909–1934 Royal Standard of Albert I A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the King's cypher in each corner.

Royal Consort

Flag Date Use Description
2013–present Royal Standard of the Queen Mathilde A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the Consort's cypher in each corner.
1993–present Royal Standard of the Queen Paola A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the Consort's cypher in each corner.
1960–2014 Royal Standard of the Queen Fabiola A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the Consort's cypher in each corner.

Ensign

Flag Date Use Description
1831–present Civil Ensign of Belgium A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red with a 2:3 ratio.
1950–present State Ensign of Belgium A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red defaced by a lion rampant ensigned by a crown, both sable (black), the lion armed and langued gules (red).
1950–present Yacht Ensign of Belgium A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red with the royal crown in canton.

Military

Flag Date Use Description
1950–present Flag of the Belgian Army The Army badge, crowned, on a white field
1950–present Ensign of the Belgian Air Force The Air Force roundel on a blue field.
1950–present Naval Ensign of the Belgian Navy A yellow saltire on a white field, bordered above and below in red and to the left and right in black, charged on the top with a crown above crossed cannons and on the bottom by a fouled anchor.
1950–present Naval Jack of the Belgian Navy A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red with a 1:1 ratio.
Pennant of the Belgian navy

Historical

Flag Date Use Description
1930-1944 Flag of the Rexist Party
? Flag of the Flemish Movement (Strijdvlag) and Flemish far-right A yellow lion (design different from the Flemish Community flag) on a yellow field
1918-20 Flag of Neutral Moresnet A tricolour, with three equal horizontal bands of black, white and blue.
c.1865 Fanion of the Belgian Legion during the French intervention in Mexico Tricolour of Mexican Empire, superimposed with the Belgian tricolor to top left.
1830 Flag of the revolutionary volunteers from Liège, led by Charles Rogier, during the Belgian Revolution Bicolour of Liège, with two equal vertical bands of red and yellow, with the superimposed slogan "Vanquish or Die for Brussels"
1830–1831 Flag of the Belgian Revolution A tricolour, with three equal horizontal bands of black, yellow and red.
1815–1830 Flag of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands A tricolor, with three equal horizontal bands of red, white and blue.
1794–1815 Flag of the French First Republic, later the French First Empire A tricolor, with three equal vertical bands of red, white and blue. Briefly used by Belgian revolutionaries in 1830.
1789–1790 Flag of the Brabant Revolution A tricolour, with three equal horizontal bands of red, black and yellow.
~1790s Flag of the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, but also of the Republic of Liège A bicolour, with two equal vertical bands of red and yellow.
1781–1786[2] Flag of the Austrian Netherlands A tricolour, with three equal horizontal bands of red, white and gold with the arms of Austria.
15th–18th centuries[3] Flag of the Habsburg Netherlands and later the Spanish Netherlands A white flag with a red Cross of Burgundy.

Colonial

Flag Date Use Description
1908–1960 Flag of the Belgian Congo A blue flag with yellow five-pointed star.
1936–1960[4] Standard of the Governor-General of the Belgian Congo A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red, with a yellow star in the upper left canton on a blue field.

Other

Flag Date Use Description
1957-present Unofficial flag of Benelux A Dutch tricolor superimposed with a rampant lion and black square
1955-present Flag of the European Union A circle of 12 5-pointed gold (yellow) stars on a blue field.

References

  1. ^ "Luxembourg (Province of Belgium)".  
  2. ^ www.crwflags.com
  3. ^ www.crwflags.com
  4. ^ www.crwflags.com
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