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The colours were taken from the flag of Brabant, a province in the Low Countries (the Netherlands + Belgium), which extended from Walloon province Brabant Wallon, over Vlaams Brabant (and Brussels) and Antwerpen in Flanders, and in the Netherlands the province of Noord-Brabant.
The flag of Brabant was a golden (yellow) lion climbing the hoist, on a black surface, and its tongue and nails were red. It also features on the arms of the kingdom of Belgium. The ordering of the colours in vertical bands is said to be 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.BUY NOW