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Flag of Wales
Wales
Adopted 1959 [1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3 or 3:5 [2]

The flag of Wales consists of a red dragon passant (walking to left, right forepaw raised) on a white (top) and green (bottom) field. [1]

The dragon is not standardized, so several variations exist. Some variations include the word CYMRU. The modern Welsh name for themselves is Cymry, and Cymru is Welsh for "Land of the Cymry".[1]


SymbolismEdit

  • Red Dragon: The heraldic symbol of Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd
  • White and Green: Colors of the Tudors, who had Welsh ancestry

Exclusion from the Union FlagEdit

Because it's a principality, Wales is not included on the flag of the United Kingdom.


Flag of St. DavidEdit


TriviaEdit

Wales, Bhutan and Malta are the only countries to have a dragon on their flag, though the Chinese flag also featured a dragon during the Qing Dynasty.


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wales Flag at mapsofworld.com
  2. http://flagspot.net/flags/gb-wales.html
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