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Flag of Wallonia


The Flag of Wallonia (or Walloon Flag) is called the bold rooster (French: coq hardi) or Walloon Rooster (Walloon: cok walon). It is the emblem of Wallonia and of the French Community of Belgium. It features a red bold rooster, bold meaning its right leg is lifted and its mouth is closed, on a yellow background. Those colors come from the city of Liège. The flag is also used by the Walloon Movement.

Creation

The flag was created in 1913, painted by See the original flag.

Official Adoption

On 3rd July 1991, the French Community adopted by decree the Walloon Flag as its symbol, confirming an older decree from the former French Cultural Community of Belgium on the 20th July 1975.

On the 15th July 1998, the Walloon Flag was officially recognised as the Flag of Wallonia by the Walloon Region.

See also

External links

  • Notice on the Walloon Flag based on the online Encyclopedia of the Walloon Movement.
  • The official flag of the French Community of Belgium on its website.
  • Walloon Parliament.
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