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Flag of Bangladesh

Bangladesh
Ratio 3:5
Adoption 1972
Design A red disc on a green field. [0]
Colors
#01796F
#E11837

History

The flag is based on a similar flag used during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which had a yellow map of the country inside the red disc. In 1972 this map was deleted from the flag. One reason given was the difficulty for rendering the map correctly on both sides of the flag. [0]

Meaning

The red disc represents the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh. The green field stands for the lushness of the land of Bangladesh. [0][1]