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Romania Flag Description
The flag of Romania consists of three vertical stripes of equal width. The colors of the stripes are blue, yellow, and red, from left to right. The flag has a ratio of 2:3, meaning that the width is twice the height.
The history of the Romanian flag dates back to the early 19th century when the country was fighting for independence from the Ottoman Empire. The first recorded use of the blue, yellow, and red colors can be traced back to the Wallachian uprising of 1821 led by the national hero, Tudor Vladimirescu. The flag used during this uprising had horizontal stripes, with blue on top, yellow in the middle, and red at the bottom.
After the uprising, the flag was modified to have vertical stripes, with blue on the left, yellow in the middle, and red on the right. This design was officially adopted as the national flag of Romania in 1848 during the revolution against the Ottoman Empire.
The colors of the flag have symbolic meanings. Blue represents freedom and justice, yellow represents prosperity, and red represents valor and sacrifice. These colors have been associated with Romania’s struggle for independence and its aspirations for a democratic and prosperous nation.
During the communist regime in Romania, from 1947 to 1989, the flag was modified to include the coat of arms of the Socialist Republic of Romania in the center of the yellow stripe. The coat of arms featured a golden eagle holding a sword and a mace, surrounded by wheat and oak branches. However, after the fall of communism, the coat of arms was removed, and the flag returned to its original design.
Today, the flag of Romania is a symbol of national pride and unity. It is displayed on public buildings, schools, and during national holidays and events. The flag is also used by Romanian citizens to show their patriotism and support for their country.