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Belgium: Civil flag and ensign

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[Belgian civil flag and ensign]

Belgian civil flag and ensign - Image by Vincent Morley, 16 January 1998


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Civil flag and ensign

The Belgian civil flag (used on land) and ensign (used at sea) is like the national flag, but in proportions of 2:3. It was formally established as the civil ensign by a Royal Decree of 28 November 1936, and was last defined and regulated by Article 54 of a Royal Decree published in the Belgian official gazette dated 11 May 1996.

Jan Zrzavy & Christopher Southworth, 17 April 2009


"European civil ensign"

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Belgian "European civil ensign" - Images by Ivan Sache, 29 July 1999

Belgian pleasure boats often hoist the "European civil ensign", made of the European Union flag with the Belgian civil ensign in canton, with a white fimbriation.
The ring of stars is sometimes centered on the whole field, and sometimes centered on the main field (excluding the canton), with a different aesthetical result.

Ivan Sache, 29 July 1999