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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Belgium.
Who wrote the Belgian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Belgium officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Belgium is "La Brabanconne" which means in English "The Song of Brabant".
Belgium's anthem lyrics were written by Louis-Alexandre DECHET[French] Victor CEULEMANS [Dutch] and the music was written by Francois VAN CAMPENHOUT.
Adopted 1830; Louis-Alexandre DECHET Was An Actor At The Theater In Which The Revolution Against The Netherlands Began; According To Legend, He Wrote The Lyrics With A Group Of Young People In A Brussels Cafe.
National anthem of Belgium free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Belgium's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Belgium national anthem on Youtube
Belgian anthem lyrics (English translation)
trilingual version
O dear Belgium, O holy land of our fathers -
Our soul and our hearts are devoted to you!
With blood to spill for you, O fatherland!
We swear with one cry - You shall live!
So gladly bloom in beauty full,
Into what freedom has taught you to be,
And evermore shall sing your sons:
The King, and Law, and Liberty!
Faithful to the word that you may speak boldly,
For King, for Freedom and for Law!
To Law and King and Freedom, hail!
The King, and Law, and Liberty!
You can find more information about Belgian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Belgian national anthem sheet music - See link.


Belgian national symbol: lion.

Belgium flag

Conventional short form country name: Belgium.
Conventional long form country name: Kingdom of Belgium.
Local short form country name: Belgique/Belgie/Belgien.
Local long form country name: Royaume de Belgique (French)/Koninkrijk Belgie (Dutch)/Koenigreich Belgien (German).
Belgium Government Type: federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy.
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
Constitutional monarchy is a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom. 
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