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Flag of Isle of Man

Isle of Man
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 1932
Design A triskelion made up of three armoured legs with golden spurs, in the centre of a red flag. [0]
Colors
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History

The flag has been the official flag of Man since 1 December 1932 and is based on the Manx coat of arms, which dates back to the 13th century. The three legs are known in Manx as ny tree cassyn ("the three legs"). Before its adoption in 1932, the official flag of the Isle of Man was the Union Jack. [0]

Meaning

The triskelion is an ancient symbol, used by the Mycenaeans and the Lycians. It is not known for certain why the symbol was originally adopted on the Isle of Man. [0]