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Flag of Latvia
Latvia
Adopted February 27, 1990
Designed by Ansis Cīrulis [1]
Proportions 1:2 [2]

The flag of Latvia is carmine-red with a horizontal white stripe going through the centre of the flag. This stripe's thickness is one-fifth the length of the hoist.

SymbolismEdit

Red represents blood shed in the fight for independence, and white represents truth.

TriviaEdit

Latvia


LatviaCurrent

Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic1953-1991

Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic (1940-1953)1940-1953

Latvia1921-1940


  • Although adopted recently, the Latvian flag is one of the first national flags in vexillological history, dating back to a 13th century battle.
  • The current design was officially adopted in 1918, but was made illegal during its Soviet period.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Welcome to Latvia - - The flag
  2. Latvia at Flags of the World
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