Our digitally printed Belgium flags are produced to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Made to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.
Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags
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|Adopted||23rd January 1831|
|Design||A tricolour with three equal vertical bands of black (hoist side), yellow and red, from left to right.|
|Colours||PMS - Yellow: 115 C, Red: 032 C
CMYK – Yellow: 0% Cyan, 8.5% Magenta, 79% Yellow, 0% Black; Red: 0% Cyan, 94% Magenta, 87% Yellow, 0% Black
For most of the 18th Century, the part of the Netherlands that Belgium used to belong to was a province of Austria, which at the time was the primary constituent of the Habsburg Empire as well as a member of the Holy Roman Empire. The flag of the Austrian Netherlands incorporated symbols relating to the Holy Roman Empire, the Duchy of Burgundy, and Austria.
The Austrian dissolution of the Brabant Council – Brabant being a historical duchy sharing territory with today’s Belgium – provoked dissent. A war between Austria and Turkey made it impossible to prevent a Brabant Revolution.
The successful revolution brought about a United States of Belgium, briefly. The following year, in 1790, the Austrian Habsburg forces were able to reestablish control. And then it wasn’t long before Napoleon’s forces invaded. The French commissioned a new flag for the Netherlands, a tricolour in similar design to the new French flag.
After Napoleon’s downfall, the Prince of Orange was invited to return from exile in England and rule the new United Kingdom of the Netherlands. However, numerous factors led to another Belgian revolution. The previous revolution had taken place a little over ten years prior, and the country was steeped in post-Napoleonic revolutionary ideology. The authoritarian rule of the new monarch, and a cultural divide between the Germanic north and the Francish south, also contributed to a Belgian revolution against the Netherlands. At the start of the rebellion, in Brussels, a tricolour was established, with the same colours that flew in the earlier Brabant Revolution.
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