Flag of Laos
Adopted December 2, 1975 [1]
Designed by Lao Patriotic Front
Proportions 2:3 [2]

The flag of Laos has a two small red stripes at the top and bottom of the flag, with a large blue stripe, which is equal in size to the two red stripes, in the center. Upon the blue stripe is a white disc.


The Red stripes represent the blood shed in the country's fight for independence. The blue stands for Laos' wealth and prosperity. The white disc symbolizes unity and justice. [3]


The flag has been in use since 1975, after a communist party called the Lao Patriotic Front (also known as Pathet Lao) designed the flag and fought and won a war for independence.


  1. Flag of Laos at Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  2. Laos at Flags of the World
  3. Laos at World Flags 101
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