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Brabant [Province of] (Belgium)

Last modified: 2005-12-31 by ivan sache
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Status of the province

The province of Brabant ceased to exist on 1 January 1995 and was split up into the provinces Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant, together with the Region of Brussels-Capital.

Banner of arms (unofficial)

[Brabant banner of arms] image by Mark Sensen

In sable, lion rampant or, nailed and tongued gules.

Filip van Laenen

Provincial colours (unofficial)

The colours were taken from the arms. These colours were not fixed. Various sources give different designs, but two main sets can be compiled.

  • A chart called Vlaggen der Belgische Provincies - Drapeaux des Provinces Belges (Flags of the Belgian Provinces). This is not dated, but to judge from the font face used, it is from the 1920s or 1930s.

[Brabant provincial colours #1] image by Mark Sensen

  • In Flaggenmitteilung [fml] #64 (March 1981), Mr. Roger Baert from Brussels gives almost the same design.

[Brabant provincial colours 2#] image by Mark Sensen

  • Some Dutch atlases and books about the provinces show another set, published by Rudi Koot in Vexilla Nostra [vxn] #185 (1993) p. 32-33

[Brabant provincial colours #3] image by Mark Sensen

Mark Sensen, 6 February 2001

Provincial Governor's honorary flag

[Governor's honorary flag] image by Mark Sensen

I have some xerox copies of sheets which seam to come from a book (bilingual Dutch and French) containing regulations (for the Navy maybe?). It contains a sheet with the honorary flags of the governors of the provinces, adopted by Order in Council of 28 October 1936.
It includes a construction sheet. The flags are 150x150 cm. Each stripe is 50 cm. The shields are 43.5 cm. wide and 50 cm. high excluding 3.75 cm for the point of the shield. The shields are in the center of the black stripe.

Mark Sensen, 27 January 2001