Flag of Germany
Adopted May 23, 1949 [1]
Designed by Prussian soldiers in the Napoleonic Wars [2]
Proportions 3:5 [3]

The flag of Germany is a horizontal equal tricolour of black, red, and gold.


The colours of the flag are the colours used by Prussia in the Napoleonic Wars in 1806. This was adopted in 1813. [4]


Because of Germany's long history as many different countries and nations, the land of Germany has had many different flags flown over it.


  1. Germany's Flag at
  2. germany flag and description at WorldAtlas.Com
  3. Germany at Flags of the World
  4. WikiAnswers - What do the colors on the German flag represent

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