Flag of Flanders

The flag of Flanders, called the Vlaamse Leeuw ("Flemish Lion") or leeuwenvlag ("Lion flag"), is the flag of the Flemish Community and Flemish Region in Belgium. The flag was officially adopted by the Cultural Council for the Dutch Cultural Community (Cultuurraad voor de Nederlandse Cultuurgemeenschap) in 1973, and later, in 1985, by its successor, the Flemish Parliament.[1][2][3][4] In 1990, also the coat of arms was adopted as an official symbol.

The flag of Flanders is described as Or, a lion rampant armed and langued Gules.[2][3]


Official flag of the Flemish Region
A variant of the flag is also used by the Flemish Movement. This variant, without red claws, is often used as well. It is known as the strijdvlag ("battle flag").
Flag of the Nord department of France, of which a part (namely French Flanders) was historically part of the County of Flanders.
Flag of the County of Flanders (862 — 1795)

See also


  1. "Flandres - Vlaanderen" (in French). Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  2. Istasse, Cédric (July 10, 2014). "Histoire et mémoire(s): de la bataille des Éperons d'or du 11 juillet 1302 à la fête de la Communauté flamande" (PDF). Les @nalyses du Crisp en ligne (in French). Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  3. "Flanders (Belgium)". Flags of the World. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  4. "Bandera de Flandes". Historiadores histéricos (in Spanish). March 23, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
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