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Flag of Greece
Greece.svg
Adopted December 22, 1978 [1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3

The flag of Greece consists of nine equal horizontal stripes alternating blue and white with a square canton the width of five stripes with a white cross with a thickness of one stripe.

Symbolism[]

The nine stripes represent the nine syllables in the Greek phrase "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" (Greeklish: Eleutheria è Thanatos, English: Liberty or Death) , the motto of the 19th-century Hellenic Revolution against the Ottoman Empire. The cross was also a symbol of the revolution. The blue and white represent the Hellenic Sea. [2]

The flag's colors are borrowed from the Greek coat of arms.

Nickname[]

  • Cross and Stripes
    • Σταυρός και ρίγες (Stavrós kai ríges)

References[]

European Nations[]

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Current Members

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Former Members

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