|Flag of Moldova|
|Adopted||April 27, 1990 |
The national flag of Moldova is a vertical tricolor of blue, yellow, and red, with the coat of arms of Moldova on the yellow bar on the obverse side only. The colours of the flag are almost identical to that of Romania, showing the two countries shared history. The difference between the two is the coat of arms on the Moldova flag. While Romania and Moldova were the same country they adopted the flag with the red-yellow-blue stripes in 1848.
The flag was almost directly copied from Romania's flag, so the symbolism was not really thought about. In Romania the three colours represent three provinces of Romania.