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Adopted on December 8, 1955, the flag of European Union (EU) consists of a circle of 12 five pointed golden stars on an azure background. European Union is an international organization based in Brussels.
European Union Flag

Flag of European Union

The European Union Flag symbolizes the unity and integrity of the countries of European Union.The European Union Flag has a blue background with twelve golden stars arranged at the center in a circular pattern. Each star has five points.

Contrary to popular beliefs, the twelve stars on the European Union Flag do not represent the members of the union.

The number twelve was adopted because twelve is considered a symbol of perfection. The circle of stars represents the harmony among the people of the Union.

National symbol(s):a circle of 12, five-pointed, golden yellow stars on a blue field

Union colors: blue, yellow

National anthem:
name: "Ode to Joy"
lyrics/music: no lyrics/Ludwig VAN BEETHOVEN, arranged by Herbert VON KARAJAN

What is European Union?

Last Updated On : August 28th, 2017

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