List of Belgian flags

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"Flags of Belgium" redirects here. For the current national flag of Belgium, see Flag of Belgium.
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.

National Flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1831–present Flag of Belgium A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red. Technically the national flag, but rarely seen in the officially approved dimensions.


Sub-national[edit]

Regions and Communities[edit]

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

Provinces[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Antwerp.svg 1997–present Flag of Antwerp
Flag of Oost-Vlaanderen.svg 1999–present Flag of East Flanders
Flag of Flemish-Brabant.svg 1996–present Flag of Flemish Brabant
Flag of Hainaut.svg Flag of Hainaut
Flag of the Province of Liège.svg Flag of Liège
Flag of Limburg (Belgium).svg 1996–present Flag of Limburg
Flag of the Province of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Luxembourg
Drapeau Arelerland.svg 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 province namur.svg Flag of Namur
Drapeau Province BE Brabant Wallon.svg 1995–present Flag of Walloon Brabant Sable a lion Or armed and langued Gules chaped Or two roosters Gules.
Flag of West Flanders.svg 1997–present Flag of West Flanders Prized in twelve pieces of Azure and Or, heart shield Gules

Community Commissions in Brussels[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag Belgium brussels.svg Flag of the Common Community Commission
Flag of the Flemish Community Commission.svg Flag of the Flemish Community Commission
Flag of the French Community Commission.svg Flag of the French Community Commission

Royal Standards[edit]

Monarch[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of Belgium.svg 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.
Royal Standard of Belgium (1993–2013).svg 1993–2013 Royal Standard of Albert II A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the King's cypher in each corner.
Royal Standard of Belgium (1951–1993).svg 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.
Royal Standard of Belgium (1934–1951).svg 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.
Royal Standard of Belgium (1909–1934).svg 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[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of the Queen Consort of the Belgians.svg 2013–present Royal Standard of the Queen Consort A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the Consort's cypher in each corner.
Royal Standard of the Queen Consort of the Belgians (1993–2013).svg 1993–2013 Royal Standard of the Queen Consort A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the Consort's cypher in each corner.
Royal Standard of the Queen Consort of the Belgians (1960–1993).svg 1960–1993 Royal Standard of the Queen Consort A square rouge ponceau banner of the royal arms personalised with the Consort's cypher in each corner.

Ensign[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1831–present Civil Ensign of Belgium A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red with a 2:3 ratio.
Government Ensign of Belgium.svg 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).
Belgium yacht ensign.svg 1950–present Yacht Ensign of Belgium A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red with the royal crown in canton.

Military[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
1950–present Flag of the Belgian Army The Army badge, crowned, on a white field
Ensign of Belgian Air Force.svg 1950–present Ensign of the Belgian Air Force The Air Force roundel on a blue field.
Naval Ensign of Belgium.svg 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.
Naval Jack of Belgium.svg 1950–present Naval Jack of the Belgian Navy A vertical tricolour of black, yellow, and red with a 1:1 ratio.
Belgian Navy commissioning pennant.svg Pennant of the Belgian navy

Historical[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Rexvlag.png 1930-1944 Flag of the Rexist Party
VlaamseStrijdvlag.svg  ? Flag of the Flemish Movement (Strijdvlag) and Flemish far-right A yellow lion (design different from the Flemish Community flag) on a yellow field
Flag of Moresnet.svg 1918-20 Flag of Neutral Moresnet A tricolour, with three equal horizontal bands of black, white and blue.
Belgian Legion flag.png 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.
Flag of the Liege Volunteers 1830.png 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"
Flag of Belgium (1830).svg 1830–1831 Flag of the Belgian Revolution A tricolour, with three equal horizontal bands of black, yellow and red.
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1815–1830 Flag of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands A tricolor, with three equal horizontal bands of red, white and blue.
Flag of France.svg 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.
Flag of the Brabantine Revolution.svg 1789–1790 Flag of the Brabant Revolution A tricolour, with three equal horizontal bands of red, black and yellow.
LuikVlag.svg ~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.
Austrian Low Countries Flag.svg 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.
Flag of the Low Countries.svg 15th–18th centuries[3] Flag of the Habsburg Netherlands and later the Spanish Netherlands A white flag with a red Cross of Burgundy.

Colonial[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Congo Free State.svg 1908–1960 Flag of the Belgian Congo A blue flag with yellow five-pointed star.
Flag of Governor-General of Belgian Congo.svg 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[edit]

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

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