The flag of Belgium is a black, yellow, and red tricolor. The flag was officially adopted on January 23, 1831, and has undergone a number of changes over the years.
The colors were inspired by the Duchy of Brabant's coat of arms, while the vertical shape could be based on the French flag.
The color black on the flag of Belgium represents the country's history and its cultural traditions. The color yellow represents the country's natural abundance and its history as a European nation. The color red represents the country's struggle for independence and its efforts to build a better future.
The tricolor design of the flag is a symbol of the country's national unity and its commitment to democratic values. The flag is often compared to the flags of France and the Netherlands, which also have tricolor designs and share a similar cultural and historical background.
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Belgium is a country located in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It has a total land area of about 11,500 square miles, and is one of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Europe. Belgium has a rich history and culture, with a unique blend of French, German, and Dutch influences.
The history of Belgium dates back to ancient times, and the country has been inhabited by a variety of different cultures over the centuries. In the 19th century, Belgium became an independent nation, and today it is a federal parliamentary democracy with a king and a prime minister.
Belgium is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from the Ardennes Forest in the southeast to the Flemish Low Countries in the northwest. The country is home to a number of protected areas, including the Hoge Kempen National Park, which is home to a variety of plant and animal species, and the Sonian Forest, which is home to a number of historic ruins and landmarks.
The culture of Belgium is a blend of French, German, and Dutch influences, with the official languages of the country being Dutch, French, and German. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, but there are also significant Protestant and Muslim communities. Belgium is known for its rich cultural heritage, including its music, dance, literature, and art.
|Country codes||BE, BEL (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Kingdom of Belgium|
|Official languages||Dutch, French, German|
|Religion||60% Christianity, 31% No religion, 7% Islam, 2% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET) • Summer (DST) • UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Population density||383 per Km2 (991 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||98.3 % of the population is urban (11,396,775 people in 2020)|
|Median age||41.9 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 30,280 Km2 (11,691 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Signal de Botrange (694 m, 2 277 ft)|
|Lowest point||Multiple, west of Veurne (-4 m, -13 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 51,247 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Euro (€, EUR)|
|Internet TLD||.be (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Belgium Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Belgium