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Flag of Moldova

Moldova
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 1990
Design A vertical tricolor of blue, yellow and red; charged with the Coat of Arms centered on the yellow band. [0]
Colors
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History

Wallachia and Moldova have, in the past, been partially united and culturally similar, as such the flags of Romania and Republic of Moldova are also similar.

The current flag of Moldova was created in 1990, and is based on the national colors of Romanians, the blue-yellow-red tricolor. [0]

Meaning

The blue, red, and yellow tricolor of Moldova is almost identical to the flag of Romania, reflecting the two countries' national and cultural affinity. On Moldova's flag the yellow stripe is charged with the national arms. Like the Romanian coat of arms, the Moldovan arms, adopted in 1990, features a dark golden eagle holding an Orthodox Christian cross in its beak. Instead of a sword, the eagle is holding an olive branch, symbolizing peace. The blue and red shield on the eagle's chest is charged with the traditional symbols of Moldova: an aurochs' head, flanked by a rose at dexter and a crescent at senester, and having a star between its horns, all of gold. [0]