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Luxembourg Flag

Flag of Luxembourg
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Luxembourg]
Aspect Ratio(3:5)
Color Scheme red,white,blue
Color and Design

A horizontal triband of red, white and light blue.

Meaning & SymbolismThe tricolors are often considered revolutionary colors since they were adopted during the Belgian Revolution. Red represents vibrancy, revolution, and power. It also signifies determination and courage of the people. White in the middle represents harmony, peace, and innocence of the Luxembourg people. The blue color at the bottom represents the perseverance and determination.
Description and Brief History

The flag of Luxembourg consists of three horizontal stripes, red, white and light blue, and can be in 1:2 or 3:5 ratio. It was first used between 1845 and 1848 and officially adopted in 1993.

Luxembourg had no flag until 1830, when patriots were urged to display the national colours. The flag was defined as a horizontal tricolour of red, white, and blue in 1848, but it was not officially adopted until 1993. The tricolour flag is almost identical to Flag of the Netherlands, except that it is longer and its light blue stripe and red stripe are a lighter shade. The red, white, and light blue colours were derived from the coat of arms of the House of Luxembourg.

The colours of the flag of Luxembourg were first adopted around 1830 during the Belgian Revolution. They were probably derived from the counts, dukes and later grand-dukes of Luxembourg's coat of arms which in turn was derived from the combination of the dukes of Limbourg's Lion and the supposed striped banner of the early counts of Luxembourg. The three-coloured horizontal design was fixed on 12 June 1845. It took until 1993 before a law was passed regulating the flag of Luxembourg. The same law also prescribed ensign and roundel for aircraft and ships registered in Luxembourg. One important clarification brought by this law was that the color blue was defined as being a very bright blue, in contrast to the flag of the Netherlands (exactly the same design, but the Dutch flag uses dark blue and a less oblong shape).


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