Share on FB Twitter Whatsapp linkedIn Tumblr Reddit Pin Print email
LINKS: Worlds Flags UN Flags flags terminology

Mongolia Flag


Flag of Mongolia
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Mongolia]
Aspect Ratio(1:2)
Color Schemered blue,yellow
Color and Design

A vertical triband of red (hoist-side and fly-side) and blue with a Soyombo symbol centered on the hoist-side of the red band.

Meaning & SymbolismThe blue stripe represents the eternal blue sky, and the red stripes thriving for eternity. The Soyombo symbol is a geometric abstraction that represents fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and a Taijitu symbol representing the duality of yin and yang.
Description and Brief History

The flag of Mongolia is a vertical triband with a red stripe at each side and a blue stripe in the middle, with the Mongolian Soyombo symbol centering on the leftmost stripe.

The current flag was adopted on 12 January 1992,[1] with the current official color standards being set on 8 July 2011. Until 1992, the flag had a communist star above the Soyombo, during the final 47 years of the Mongolian People's Republic. The flag was originally designed by artist Dodiin Choidog (Додийн Чойдог).


The first Mongolia flag came into use in 1911 when it was adopted by the Bogd Khanate, a government that had recently broken away from China. It featured the Soyombo symbol on a solid red field that was surrounded by a gold border. The Khanate's flag fell out of use when it lost power in 1919, and the government adopted a different flag when it returned to power in 1921. The new flag featured a golden circle and crescent emblem in the canton of a red flag, which makes it the only design that does not display the Soyombo symbol.

The Mongolian People's Republic formed shortly after that point, and its formation brought a new flag to Mongolia. The new flag was adopted in 1924. It used a blue Soyombo symbol in the center of a red field. That flag was used until 1940, at which point it was replaced with the precursor to the modern design. The flag of 1940 was identical to the modern flag except that it had a gold star above the Soyombo symbol. The star was removed from the flag when the nation of Mongolia transitioned to a democratic government, which created the modern flag of Mongolia in 1992.

Tags

soyombo symbol, crescent facing up, crescents, crescent moon, moon, moon, soyombo, three equal vertical stripes in two colors, three equal vertical bands in two colors, vertical stripes, vertical bands, vertical, triband, charged, 3 colors, three colors, yin yang, religion soyombo symbol,crescent facing up,crescents,crescent moon,moon,moon,soyombo,three equal vertical stripes in two colors,three equal vertical bands in two colors,vertical stripes,vertical bands,vertical,triband,charged,3 colors,three colors,yin yang,religion