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The Canadian flag consists of three vertical stripes: the right and left stripe are red and of equal size. The center stripe is white and in the middle of it is a red eleven-pointed maple leaf emblem.
Red and white are the national colors of Canada; these were proclaimed as official colors of the country by King George in 1921. The color red was taken from the Saint George's Cross and the color white from the French royal emblem.

The maple leaf at the center of the flag represents the national tree of Canada. The Canadian flag is also known as the Maple Leaf flag and was inspired by the flag of The Royal Military College of Canada.

Official Name: Canada
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted on: February 15, 1965
Location: North America bordered by the contiguous United States and Alaska
Capital City: Ottawa
Major Cities: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal, Halifax, Windsor
Area: 3,854,085 square miles
Population: 34,672,000
Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Official Languages: English and French
National Anthem: O Canada

National symbol(s): maple leaf, beaver

National colors: red, white

National anthem:
Name: "O Canada"
lyrics/music: Adolphe-Basile ROUTHIER [French], Robert Stanley WEIR [English]/Calixa LAVALLEE

Facts about Canada flag

Designed byGeorge F.G. Stanley
AdoptedFebruary 15, 1965
Revision1497, 1621, 1707, 1663, 1763, 1801, 1964, 1965
Design and ColorsA vertical bicolour triband of red, white, and red in the ratio 1:2:1, with a red maple leaf charged in the centre
Size Ratio1:2

Last Updated On : August 25th, 2017