|Flag of Flanders|
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, 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.
|Subdivisions of Belgium|
|Communities and Regions: Brussels ● Flanders/Flemish Community ● Wallonia/French Community ● German-speaking community|
|Provinces of Flanders: Antwerp ● East Flanders ● Flemish Brabant ● Limburg ● West Flanders|
|Provinces of Wallonia: Hainaut ● Liège ● Luxembourg ● Namur ● Walloon Brabant