Flag of Belgium

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Belgium
Flag of Belgium.svg
Use National flag National flag
Proportion 13:15
Adopted January 23, 1831
Design A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red. Technically the national flag, but rarely seen.
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Variant flag of Belgium
Use National flag and civil ensign National flag and civil ensign De facto version of flag
Proportion 2:3 or similar
Design As above. Much more common than the official version.
Government Ensign of Belgium.svg
Variant flag of Belgium
Use State ensign State ensign
Proportion 2:3

The national flag of Belgium has three equal vertical bands of black, yellow, and red. The colours were taken from the colours of the Duchy of Brabant. The vertical design may be based on the Flag of France.