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Flag of Wales
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Adopted January,1,1959 [1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3 or 3:5 [2]

The flag of Wales Welsh: Baner Cymru or Y Ddraig Goch, meaning The Red Dragon) consists of a red dragon passant (walking to left, right forepaw raised) on a white (top) and green (bottom) field. [1]

The dragon is not standardized, so several variations exist. Some variations include the word CYMRU. The modern Welsh name for themselves is Cymry, and Cymru is Welsh for "Land of the Cymry".[1]


Symbolism[]

  • Red Dragon: The heraldic symbol of Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd
  • White and Green: Colors of the Tudors, who had Welsh ancestry

Exclusion from the Union Flag[]

Because it's a principality, Wales is not included on the flag of the United Kingdom.


Flag of St. David[]


Trivia[]

Wales, Bhutan and Malta are the only countries to have a dragon on their flag, though the Chinese flag also featured a dragon during the Qing Dynasty.


References[]

United Kingdom.svg Subdivisions of the United Kingdom
Countries: EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWales
Crown Dependencies: AlderneyGuernseyHermJerseyIsle of ManSark
Overseas territories: AnguillaBermudaBritish Antarctic TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsFalkland IslandsGibraltarMontserratPitcairn IslandsSaint HelenaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
Sovereign base areas: Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Pan-Celtic.png Flags of the Celtic peoples
Gwenn ha du.png Brittany Cornwall.svg Cornwall Ireland.svg Ireland Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man
Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland Scotland.svg Scotland Wales.svg Wales Pan-Celtic.png Pan-Celtic

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