Coat of arms of Belgium

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Coat of arms of Belgium
Great coat of arms of Belgium.svg
Greater version
Details
Armiger Albert II, King of the Belgians
Adopted 17 March 1837
Crest A helmet with raised visor or crowned with a Royal Crown of Belgium
Escutcheon Sable, a lion rampant or, armed and langued Gules with two crossed sceptres (a hand of justice and a lion) or behind a shield. The grand collar of the Order of Leopold (Belgium) surrounds the shield
Supporters Two lions guardant proper each supporting a lance Gules point or with two National Flags of Belgium (Tierced per pale Sable, or and Gules.
Compartment Underneath the compartment is placed the ribbon Gules with two stripes Sable charged with the motto
Motto French: L'union fait la force
Dutch: Eendracht maakt macht
Orders Order of Leopold
Other elements The whole is placed on a mantle Gules with ermine lining, fringes and tassels Or and ensigned with the Royal Crown of Belgium. Above the mantle rise banners with the arms of the nine provinces that made Belgium in 1837. They are (from right to left) Antwerp, West Flanders, East Flanders, Liège, Brabant, Hainaut, Limburg, Luxembourg and Namur

The coat of arms of Belgium'' has a lion as its charge. It is called the Leo Belgicus, Latin for the Belgian lion. The colors are red, yellow and black, the same as on the flag. The motto is "Unity makes strength".

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