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Brussels (Municipality, Region of Brussels-Capital, Belgium)

Last modified: 2003-07-18 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Brussels]by Santiago Dotor, logo from the municipal website

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Description of the flag

The municipal flag of Brussels, as flown from the city hall (a recently-restored, beautiful medieval building in the Grand Place) and other buildings is a square, horizontally divided green over red flag, with on its centre a very large version of the municipal logo (a stylized, disc-shaped silhouette of St Michael killing the dragon) in dark yellow.

Santiago Dotor, 10 March 2003

Description of the coat of arms

In Louda's European Civic Arms [lou66], the arms of the city of Brussels have Saint Michael trampling the devil, gold on red.

Filip Van Laenen, 7 September 1995

Former flag

[Former flag of Brussels?]by Ivan Sache

The cover of Vexillacta [vxl] #12 (June 2001) shows a painting by Pierre Thévenet (1870-1937), entitled Bruxelles - Porte de Namur - 21 juillet 1932. The 21st of July is the National Day in Belgium. On the main building represented on the painting are hoisted:

  • the flag of Belgian Congo
  • the national flag of Belgium ('Belgian square', with proportion 13:15)
  • the flag of the municipality of Brussels (red with a green border)
  • the flag of the municipality of Ixelles (horizontally divided green-white).

Ivan Sache, 3 July 2001