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Flag of Canada
Canada
Adopted February 15, 1965 [1]
Designed by George Stanley [2]
Proportions 1:2 [3]

The flag of Canada is white with two vertical red stripes on the hoist and fly of the flag, with a stylized red maple leaf in the center of the flag.

SymbolismEdit

Canada

The flag of Canada flying in the wind.

The maple leaf is a national symbol of Canada, and red and white are the official colors of Canada.

Design storyEdit

The government of Canada put out a flag design competition after they gained their independence. George Stanley's design won, and was slightly modified before adoption. [citation needed]

HistoryEdit

The previous flag of Canada was and is often called "The Red Ensign".

Flag History


Canada
Current

ReferencesEdit

  1. The National Flag of Canada
  2. Calgary Heritage Initiative forums
  3. Proportions and Description of the flag
Canada Provinces and Territories of Canada
British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaOntarioQuebecNewfoundland and Labrador (Newfoundland, Labrador) ● New BrunswickPrince Edward IslandNova ScotiaYukonNorthwest TerritoriesNunavut

North America
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesTrinidad and Tobago Trinidad and TobagoUnited States United States

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