Flag of Flanders
Adopted 1973
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3[1]

The flag of the Flemish region of Belgium, also called Flanders, consists of a black and white stylized Flemish Lion, facing the hoist, with a red tongue and claws, on a yellow background.


The true symbolism of the lion is unknown[2], but it is most likely a symbol of the Flemish Christian knights of the 12th century.


The designer of the Flanders flag is unknown, but a version of the current design was found in the 12th century.


  1. ISBN 0-681-60280-5
  2. Flanders at Flags of the World
Belgium Subdivisions of Belgium
Communities and Regions: BrusselsFlanders/Flemish CommunityWallonia/French CommunityGerman-speaking community
Provinces of Flanders: AntwerpEast FlandersFlemish BrabantLimburgWest Flanders
Provinces of Wallonia: HainautLiègeLuxembourgNamurWalloon Brabant