|Flag Name(s)||Български трикольор/Balgarski Trikolyor ("Bulgarian Three Colors") [Flag Of Bulgaria]|
|Color and Design|
A horizontal tricolour of white, green and red.
|Meaning & Symbolism||The white stripe on the flag stands for freedom, love, and peace. The green of the flag is a symbol of the agriculture of Bulgaria, which makes up a large part of the nation's economy. The red of the flag is a symbol for independence, courage in battle, and struggle. This flag also emphasizes the ethnic ties of Bulgarians and other Slavic people, because it is almost identical to the white, blue, and red tricolor of the Russian flag.|
|Description and Brief History|
The flag of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: знаме на България) is a tricolour consisting of three equal-sized horizontal bands of (from top to bottom) white, green, and red. The flag was first adopted after the 1877–1878 Russo-Turkish War, when Bulgaria gained independence. The national flag at times was charged with the state emblem, especially during the communist era. The current flag was re-established with the 1991 Constitution of Bulgaria and was confirmed in a 1998 law.
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