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Bangladesh Flag

The national flag of Bangladesh was adopted on January 13, 1972 following the country's independence from Pakistan in 1971.
Bangladesh Flag

Flag of Bangladesh


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Designed by Kamrul Hasan, the national flag of Bangladesh consists of a red circle on a green background. The red circle has a radius of one fifth of the length of the Bangladesh flag.

The color green represents greenery of Bangladesh with its vivacity and youthfulness; also green is the traditional color of Islam. The red disc symbolizes the rising sun and the blood shed by the country men to achieve their independence.

The national flag was first hoisted on March 3, 1971 by ASM Abdur Rab, the then Vice President of Dhaka University Students' Union, at the historic 'Bat tala' in Dhaka University campus.


Official Name: The People's Republic of Bangladesh
Proportion: 3:5
Adopted on: January 13, 1972
Designed by: Kamrul Hasan
Location: South Asia bordered by India and Burma and by the Bay of Bengal
Capital City: Dhaka
Major Cities: Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Rajshahi
Area: 56,977 square miles
Population: 161,083,804
Currency: Taka (BDT)
Language: Bengali
National Anthem: "Amar Shonar Bangla" My Golden Bangla