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Flag of Latvia
Latvia.svg
Adopted February 27, 1990
Designed by Ansis Cīrulis [1]
Proportions 1:2 [2]

The flag of Latvia is carmine-red with a horizontal white stripe going through the centre of the flag. This stripe's thickness is one-fifth the length of the hoist.

Symbolism[]

Red represents blood shed in the fight for independence, and white represents truth.

Latvia


Latvia.svg1921-1940

Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic (1940-1953).svg1940-1953

Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg1953-1991

Latvia.svgSince 1991


Trivia[]

  • Although adopted recently, the Latvian flag is one of the first national flags in vexillological history, dating back to a 13th century battle.
  • The current design was officially adopted in 1918, but was made illegal during its Soviet period.

References[]

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