Flag of Belgium

Flag of Belgium

The Belgian flag, which was inspired by the French tricolor, was adopted in 1831, shortly after gaining independence from the Netherlands. Originally, the stripes were horizontal, but Belgians eventually inclined to the version with vertical stripes in order to differ from the Dutch flag. The black, yellow and red colors are characteristic of Brabant province - Brabant rebels wore these colors during the uprising against Austria in the late 18th century. For the second time, the tricolor appeared during the uprising against William I of the Netherlands. This riot, unlike the previous one, was successful, that is why the flag evokes the struggle for independence and freedom.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of France France Paris 65,844,000 551,500 km2
Flag of Germany Germany Berlin 80,619,000 357,022 km2
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg City 537,000 2,586 km2
Flag of Netherlands The Netherlands Amsterdam 16,842,200 41,528 km2

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Main information

Country
Belgium
Capital city
Brussels
Population
11,132,269 (2014)
Total area
32,545 km2
Formation
4. 10. 1830
Highest point
Signal de Botrange (694 m)
GDP
$ 37,459 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
BE (BEL)
Calling code
+32
Internet TLD
.be

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Belgie (Brusel)
English
Belgium (Brussels)
German
Belgien (Brüssel)
French
Belgique (Bruxelles)
Italian
Belgio (Bruxelles)
Spanish
Bélgica (Bruselas)
Russian
Бельгия (Брюссель)
Slovak
Belgicko (Brusel)
Polish
Belgia (Bruksela)
Portuguese
Bélgica (Bruxelas)
Chinese
比利时 (布鲁塞尔)
Japanese
ベルギー (ブリュッセル)
Turkish
Belçika (Brüksel)
Norwegian
Belgia (Brussel)
Swedish
Belgien (Bryssel)
Hungarian
Belgium (Brüsszel Fővárosi Régió)
Dutch
België (Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest)
Danish
Belgien (Bruxelles)
Finnish
Belgia (Bryssel)
Hebrew
בלגיה (בריסל)

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