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Gallia Belgica was the Romans' name for the northern part of Gaul, the northern limit of their empire.
In early modern times, the name was used as an erudite synonym for the Low Countries.
It was later changed to a milder version that placed obedience to king and law on the same footing as liberty.
Symbols are more numerous and more powerful in the Flemish political culture than in the other parts of the country or the nation as a whole.
The high numbers of Flemish names in the south and Walloon names in the north indicate long time internal mobility.
In the last hundred years the most important immigrant groups were Jews who form a sizable community in Antwerp; Poles, who came in the early 1930s and after the fall of communism; Italians (in the 1930s and 1950s); and North Africans and Turks, who arrived in the 1960s.
There is a great diversity of Flemish dialects which differ in vocabulary and pronunciation.
Other strong Flemish symbols are the National Song Feast (ANZ) held annually in Antwerp since the early 1930s, in which Flemish songs are mixed with modern expressions of culture.
The presence of important Francophone minorities in some parts of Flanders has been the source of political conflicts and led in the 1980s to the resignation of several central governments. Political symbolism differs with the region and the sociopolitical environment.
The strongest national symbols are the Monarchy and the national soccer team.
In Wallonia, a series of Romance dialects rather than a single language were widely spoken but never had official status.
Brussels was originally a Flemish city, but the influence of French has always been strongest here, and only a tenth of the population speak Dutch.