|Flag of Latvia|
|Adopted||February 27, 1990|
|Designed by||Ansis Cīrulis |
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.
Red represents blood shed in the fight for independence, and white represents truth.
- 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.