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  Belgium -
Belgium hosts the headquarters of NATO and a major part of the European Union's institutions and administrations, including the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and most of the sessions of the European Parliament.
Belgium is a constitutional popular monarchy and parliamentary democracy that evolved after World War II from a unitary state to a federation.
Belgium is one of the few countries that has compulsory voting, thus having one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the world.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Belgium   (3989 words)

  
 Belgium
The colours of the Belgian flag were taken from the arms of Brabant, a province in the former Low Countries (today Belgium and the Netherlands), which extended from the Walloon province of Walloon Brabant, over the Flemish provinces of Flemish Brabant (and Brussels) and Antwerpen, and up to the Dutch province of North-Brabant.
The sewing of the flag adopted during the 1830 revolution is shown on a painting by E. Vermeersch, kept in the Royal Army and Military Museum in Brussels.The title of the painting is:
The last official flags with horizontal stripes were seen on 24 September 1838 during the inauguration of the war memorial on Place des Martyrs in Brussels.
flagspot.net /flags/be.html   (1614 words)

  
 Belgium - Uncyclopedia
Belgium seems to be the hideout of dark creatures from the underworld, people like Cliff Blessinski, Poirot and Saddam Hussein (of whom is said he got caught in Belgium).
Belgium have a population of 700, 300 from Singapore 300 from North Korea 50 from Sweden 49 Belgians and 1 Cock Punching Midget Counter-Terrorist!
Outside Belgium, Urbanus is mostly remembered for the Reformations of 1713 and for mooning the Council of Tollembeek.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Belgium   (1126 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The colours of the Belgian flag were taken from the arms of Brabant, a province in the Low Countries (the Netherlands + Belgium), which extended from the Walloon province of Walloon Brabant, over Flemish Brabant (and Brussels) and Antwerpen in Flanders, and in the Netherlands the province of North-Brabant.
Flags with horizontal stripes were used in a first revolution, in December 1789 when the Belgians unsuccessfully raised against the Hapsburgs (Austrians).
The sewing of the flag is shown on a painting by E. Vermeersch, kept in the Royal Army and Military Museum in Brussels.The title of the painting is: "Mrs.
www.fotw.us /flags/be.html   (1359 words)

  
 Flags of the World
The Belgium flag is patterned after the French flag.
It is identical to the "government" flag except the seal is omitted.
Flags for Outdoor use are made of 100% heavyweight nylon and finished with strong canvas headings and brass grommets.
www.eagleflag.com /International/belgium.htm   (101 words)

  
 Belgium: Army flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The flag of the Belgian Army (Force Terrestre/Landmacht) is described and illustrated in Vexillacta [vxl] #11, March 2001 (P. Parent, Les Drapeaux des forces armées belges).
The flag of the Army, as well as the Naval ensign and the Air Force flag, shall never be borne or be used during ceremonies.
The flags of the Army and the Air Force flag shall not be saluted when hoisted, lowered, or passed by.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/be^army.html   (231 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Country profile: Belgium
Belgium is a federal state consisting of three regions: Flanders in the north where the official language is Dutch; Wallonia in the south where French is the official language and Brussels, the capital, where French and Dutch share official language status.
Belgium is noted for strong culinary traditions and is particularly famous for its fine chocolate and array of beers.
The political landscape in Belgium is complicated by the fact that each of the main political parties is split into two, with one section representing the Dutch-speaking Flemish community and the other the French-speaking Walloons.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/999709.stm   (656 words)

  
 Flag of Belgium -
The national flag of Belgium contains three equal vertical bands of fl (hoist side), yellow, and red; the vertical design was based on the flag of France, whereas the colours were taken from the colours of the duchy of Brabant.
The flag was adopted January 23 1831, soon after the Belgians gained their independence from the Netherlands in 1830.
The flag had played an important role during the revolt, where the colours of the flag served as a reminder of an older flag with horizontal bands used during a previous revolt in 1789 in the then Austrian Netherlands.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Flag_of_Belgium   (285 words)

  
 Belgium : Royal Family, Flag history, National Anthem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Belgian Flag's colours were taken from the flag of Brabant, a province in the
The flag of Brabant was a golden (yellow) lion climbing the hoist, on a fl surface,
Probably, the ordering of the colours in vertical bands was based on the French flag, since the colours of the Dutch flags were ordered in horizontal bands, and the founding of Belgium was actually a separation from the Netherlands.
www.btigerlily.net /BTBelgium.html   (135 words)

  
 Belgium Flag
This Belgium flag is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
Each flag is available for outdoor use, made with a heavy polyester heading and two brass grommets, or for indoor use with lined pole hem, velcro tabs and fringe.
Flag Description: Three equal vertical bands of fl (hoist side), yellow, and red; the design was based on the flag of France
www.njflags.com /belgiumflag.html   (179 words)

  
 National Flag of Belgium
This illustration of the Belgium Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Two sizes for each country flag are available: one in the official proportions as specified by the particular country and one in a standardized 3:5 ratio.
Both the EPS and WMF versions are vector based graphics allowing you to print high resolution flags at any size from as small as a postage stamp to as large as a billboard.
www.flagart.com /flags/belgium-nl.htm   (443 words)

  
 flag Belgium, flags Belgium, anthem Belgium, hymn Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
After these territories came to the Spanish Habsburgs (Spanish Netherlands) in 1555 there were flags in use, which the habsburg-colours (red and white) connect with the Spanish colours (red and yellow) in one in the colours red, white and yellow horizontal three-striped flag.
Since the 23rd of January in 1831 the stripes of the flag were arranged vertically, however in the sequence red, yellow and fl.
After the election of Leopold I. from Saxon-Coburg-Gotha to the Belgian king, the stripes of the flag were arranged since the 12th of October 1831 in the today usual sequence.
www.flags-and-anthems.com /belgium.htm   (545 words)

  
 Belgium: Laws on the flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Belgium: National flags and ensigns currenty in use
Thus, our flag is different: red at the pole, yellow in the middle, and fl at the fly.'' Does this mean that the Constitution has been broken for all 168 years?
Until now, Belgium did not have a law protecting the flag against disrespectful use of the flag, like e.g.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/be-law.html   (365 words)

  
 flag of Belgium flags
Michel also knows of a few instances where 13:15 flags have been ordered and flown by foreign Governments when a Belgian ambassador was presenting his credentials, but he himself only possesses a table model.
Two men, Lucien Jottrand and Edouard Ducpètiaux, remembered the colours used in 1789 and made two flags horizontally divided red-yellow-fl; one to replace the French flag on the city hall, and the other for marching through the streets.
This flag was last confirmed on 28 January 1936.
www.flags-of-the-world.net /flags/be.html   (858 words)

  
 Belgium Flag
We stock the Belgium flag in 4x6 inch, 12x18 inch, 2ft x 3ft, 3ft x 5ft and 4ft x 6ft sizes in nylon and 3ft x 5ft in Superknit polyester.
Belgium stick flag 4 inch x 6 inch, mounted on a 10 inch plastic stick.
Belgium stick flag 12 x 18 inch, mounted on a 24 inch wooden stick.
www.united-states-flag.com /belgium.html   (409 words)

  
 Belgium, Map and Flag
Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II.
With few natural resources, Belgium must import substantial quantities of raw materials and export a large volume of manufactures, making its economy unusually dependent on the state of world markets.
Belgium, together with 11 of its EU partners, began circulating the euro currency in January 2002.
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/Belgium.html   (1228 words)

  
 belgium flag and description
The Belgium flag was officially adopted on January 23, 1831.
Black, gold and red are symbolic of the country's coat of arms; fl representing the shield; gold representing the lion, and red representing the lion's claws and tongue.
All maps, graphics, flags and original descriptions created by Graphic Maps, a d/b/a of the Woolwine-Moen Group, unless otherwise noted and/or directly linked to the source, and use of same for any application whatsoever (with the exception of outline maps) requires written permission.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/flags/countrys/europe/belguim.htm   (201 words)

  
 Flag of Belgium Quiz/Printout - EnchantedLearning.com
The flag of Belgium is a fl, yellow, and red vertical tricolor that was adopted on January 23, 1831.
In 1831, Belgium adopted a variant on the French tricolor, which stood for freedom and revolution.
Is this flag a horizontal or a vertical tricolor?
www.enchantedlearning.com /europe/belgium/flag/flagquizbw.shtml   (169 words)

  
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The colors of the flag's stripes from left to right are fl, yellow, and red.
The flag of Belgium was based on the flag of France.
This international flag is designed to hold its color longer than any other flag on the market.
www.overstock.com /sm-belgium-3x5-ft-colonial-flag--pg-PROFRAME_pi-1146377_ti-82125.html   (224 words)

  
 International Flags of the World
Our world flag illustrations are used by major book publishers, magazines, government agencies, international organizations and professional sports associations around the world.
The same attention to detail is given to each and every flag, regardless of size, population, or popularity of the country.
Accuracy both in the flag designs and their color specifications are trademarks of Cliptures World Flags.
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 CIA - The World Factbook -- Flag of Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
CIA - The World Factbook -- Flag of Belgium
Home Reference Maps Appendixes Flags of the World
three equal vertical bands of fl (hoist side), yellow, and red; the design was based on the flag of France
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/flags/be-flag.html   (37 words)

  
 Image:Flag of Belgium.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The description on its description page there is shown below.
This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia.
The use of such symbols is restricted in many countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Image:Flag_of_Belgium.svg   (282 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Industry is concentrated mainly in the populous Flemish area in the north.
Belgium began circulating the euro currency in January 2002.
Economic growth in 2001-03 dropped sharply because of the global economic slowdown, with moderate recovery in 2004-05.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/be.html   (1262 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Although actually Belgium was on Wednesday (and only for about half an hour) I got back from my first European Contiki at the weekend having covered seven* countries...
if you're going to be in belgium around the 19th of july (i'm not totally sure of the date), swing by hazewinkel and watch me...
Jonathan s infantry unit was somewhere in Belgium as of his last letter, and that was dated over a month ago, she recalled.
www.ljseek.com /Belgium_s4.html   (681 words)

  
 Belgium Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Belgium's sluggish surface hides cultural schism and a passion for pleasure.
If Belgium's spotlight on the European stage is a little dim, it's only because its people are rarely boastful.
A rich and bubbling vat of beer, chocolate, oil paint and bureaucrats, Belgium gives off the heady pong of the bourgeoisie.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/belgium   (236 words)

  
 Belgium: Civil flag and ensign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Belgian civil flag (on land) and ensign (at sea) is like the national flag, but in proportions of 2:3.
Belgian pleasure boats often hoist the 'European' civil ensign, made of the European Union ensign with the Belgian civil ensign in canton, with a white fimbriation.
There is a variation, the ring of stars being sometimes centered on the whole field, and sometimes centered on the main field (excluding the canton), with a different aesthetical result.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/be~civ.html   (88 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Timeline: Belgium
Recorded telephone conversation suggests there was confusion between Flemish-speaking signalman and his French-speaking colleague.
2003 January - Legislation commits Belgium to closing its seven nuclear reactors by 2025 and banning building of new ones.
2003 June - US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warns that Belgium's role as Nato HQ could be in doubt unless legislation allowing Belgian courts to try foreigners for war and human rights crimes is changed.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1002141.stm   (564 words)

  
 About Belgium - Location, Flag, Map, Weather, Transportation
There are 43 airports in Belgium, 25 of which are paved.
There are 149,757 Km of highways in Belgium.
There are 2,043 Km of waterways in Belgium.
www.phpclasses.org /browse/country/be   (92 words)

  
 Belgium Flag, Flag History, Flag Adoption Date, Flag Description     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Belgium Flag, Flag History, Flag Adoption Date, Flag Description
The flag, inspired by te French Tricolore, displays the colors of the arms of the duchy of Brabant, which date back to the 12th century.
The war of independence started in Brabant and found its greatest support there, so its arms became the arms of Belgium.
www.countryreports.org /flags.aspx?countryid=26&countryName=Belgium   (55 words)

  
 Belgium - Belgique - Belgie - Belgien - Belgium Tourism
Destination Belgium: about many aspects of this Benelux country.
You will have access to newspapers from Belgium and you will find extensive travel and tourism information for Belgium.
It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/belgium.htm   (718 words)

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