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Czech Republic Flag


Designed by Jaroslav Kursa, the national flag of the Czech Republic was adopted on March 30, 1920. The flag uses traditional Bohemian colors.

Czech Republic Flag

Flag of Czech Republic


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The Czech Republic flag is made of two equal
horizontal equal bands of red (bottom) and white (top). To the hoist side of the flag is a blue triangle. The colors used in the Czech Republic flag are the traditional colors of Bohemia, borrowed from the Bohemian coats of arms. The colors have much symbolic value according to the ancient traditions. The white color represents the peaceful and honest nature of the people of the Czech Republic; red symbolizes valor, courage, and the noble patriotic spirit of the people; the color blue represents the Czech virtues of vigilance, truth, loyalty, perseverance, and . Designed by an archivist in the Czech Home Affairs Department, the national flag of the Czech Republic was officially adopted on March 30, 1920.

Upon the dissolution of Czechoslovakia into two separate states (Czech Republic and Slovakia) on January 1, 1993, the two states adopted their own flags. The Czech Republic retained the flag of the former Czechoslovakia while Slovakia adopted their own flag with the same colors and with the shield of arms in the upper hoist. The flag chosen by the Czech Republic was a bicolor of red and white bearing close resemblance to the Polish flag. To avoid confusion, a blue triangle was added to the flag in 1920. Since then, this version of the flag has been in use.

Official Name : Czech Republic

Flag Proportion : 2:3

Adopted on : March 30, 1920

Location : Located in central Europe; Bordered by Poland, Germany, Austria and Slovakia

Capital : Prague

Major Cities : Sokolov, Cheb, Trutnov, Semily

Area : 30,450 square miles

Population : 10,562,214

Currency : Czech Koruna (CZK)

Official Language : Czech

National Anthem : Where is my home?

 

Fact about Czech Republic Flag

 
CountryCzech Republic
Designed byJaroslav Kursa
Adopted1 January 1993
30 March 1920
RevisionNA
Design and ColorsTwo equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side.
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated : November 21, 2016


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