National Symbols of Flanders

Flanders is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Flanders is Brussels.

The official language is Dutch and the Euro is the currency of the Flanders. The domain is .be and the country code is +32.

National day is celebrated on 21 Jul 1831. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Flanders is no exception.

In Flanders, Cycling is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Flemish people. Jenever is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Flanders. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Emile Verhaeren represent a national Flemish symbol.

The country was founded by Leopold I of Saxe-Coburg. The current president of Flanders is Jan Jambon and Jan Jambon is the Prime Minister.

In Flanders the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Flemish national anthem was written by Hippoliet Van Peene and composed by Karel Miry.

Country information

Official name(s) Flanders
Alternative name(s) Kingdom of Belgium (official, English), Koninkrijk België (official, Dutch)
Regional location Northern Belgium
Country name etymology Flanders and Flemish are likely derived from the Frisian flāndra and flāmisk (in Old Frisian flamsk), the roots of which are Germanic *flaumaz meaning "overflow, flooding".
Climate Temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy
Terrain Mostly flat coastal plains in the northwest. Then, it transitions into a slightly more elevated central plateau in the center
Population 11,589,623
National Day 21 Jul 1831
Language(s) Dutch
Religion Christianity
Country code +32
Literacy rate 98%
Currency Euro
Capital city Brussels
ISO BE-VLG
Domain(TLD) .be
Ethnicity Flemish, Walloon, Mixed/Other
Head of government Minister-President
Nationality Flemish
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 13,625 km2 (5,261 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (CET)
Average elevation 5 m (16.5ft)
Coastline N/A
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Flanders

Flag map of Flanders

Motto of Flanders

Eendracht maakt macht -"Unity gives Strength"

National animal of Flanders

The National animal of Flanders is The Flemish Lion

National Animal of Flanders - The Flemish Lion

National flower of Flanders

The National flower of Flanders is Red Poppy. Botanical name is Papaver Rhoeas.

National flower of Flanders - Red Poppy

National bird of Flanders

The National bird of Flanders is Common Kestrel

National bird of Flanders - Common Kestrel

Rest of the National symbols of Flanders 👇

Flemish Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

The word that is heard perishes, but the letter that is written remains.

A tax collector is best hung on Sunday.

Even the Priest was a thief when gold was left out.

Money buys cherries.

Truth seldom finds a home.

Don’t use another person’s mouth unless it has been lent to you.

To die in the season of plague brings no honor.

In the end a needle weighs heavy.

Experience keeps a dear school.

The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.

The horse must graze where it is tethered.

Who sieves too much keeps the rubbish.

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Flanders is a territory of Belgium

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