Flag of Luxembourg

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Flag ratio: 3:5 or 1:2

The flag of Luxembourg consists of three horizontal stripes, red, white and blue, and can be in 1:2 or 3:5 ratio. It was first used between 1845 and 1848 and officially adopted on June 23 1972.

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History

The colours of the Flag of Luxembourg have first been branded around 1830 during the Belgian Revolution. They were probably adopted from the shield of the Province of Limbourg, the only difference was the background which was changed into silver with blue stripes. The three-coloured horizontal design was fixed on June 12 1845.

It took until June 23 1972 before a law was passed regulating the flag of Luxembourg. The same law also prescribed flags and roundels for aircraft and ships registered in Luxembourg.

One important clarification brought by this law was that the colour blue was defined as being a very bright blue, in contrast to the flag of the Netherlands (exactly the same design, except for the used of dark blue).

The Roude Léiw ("Red Lion") flag became the official ensign for ships and aircraft.

Description

According to the Règlement Grand-Ducal from July 27 1993, the proper colours are:

  • Red: Pantone 032 c or CMYK: C 0% M 90% Y 85% - K 0%
  • Blue: Pantone 299 c or CMYK: C 85% M 20% Y 0% K 0%
  • Yellow (only in the Roude Léiw): Pantone 116c or CMYK: C 0% M 15% Y 95% K 0%

De Roude Léiw

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De Roude Léiw

The red lion is the official ensign for ships registered in Luxembourg.

See also

External links

National flags
List of national flags | List of national coats of arms
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