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The national flag of Belarus is a modification of the 1951 flag used while the country was a republic of the Soviet Union.

The flag consists of two horizontal stripes, the upper stripe of the Belarus flag is red, and the lower stripe is green in color. The flag has a red ornamental pattern on a white vertical stripe leveled at the hoist. The flag's ratio of width to length is 1:2.

The green stripe symbolizes the future, hope, spring and revival and also the forests and fields of Belarus. The red color symbolizes Belarus' past and the blood shed by the country men to achieve independence. The decorative pattern on the flag symbolizes Belarus' rich cultural heritage, its spiritual continuity, and the unity of its people.

Official Name: Republic of Belarus
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted on: June 7, 1995
Location: Eastern Europe bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia
Capital City: Minsk
Major Cities: Barysaw, Slutsk, Valozhyn, Salihorsk
Area: 80,155 square miles
Population: 9,503,807
Currency: Belarusian ruble (BYR)
Official Languages: Belarusian, Russian
National Anthem: State Anthem of the Republic of Belarus

National symbol(s): no clearly defined current national symbol, the mounted knight known as Pahonia (the Chaser) is the traditional Belarusian symbol

National colors: green, red, white

National anthem:
name: "My, Bielarusy" (We Belarusians)
lyrics/music: Mikhas KLIMKOVICH and Uladzimir KARYZNA/Nester SAKALOUSKI

Facts about Belarus flag

Designed byMatrena Markevich- Pattern, designed
AdoptedJune 7, 1995 (original design with a thinner ornament pattern) February 10, 2012 (current (above) design with a thicker ornament pattern)
Design and ColorsA horizontal bicolor of red over green in a 2:1 ratio, with a red ornamental pattern on a white vertical stripe at the hoist.
Size Ratio1:2

Last Updated On : August 24th, 2017