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Flag of Wales

Wales
Ratio 3:5
Adoption 1959
Design A red dragon passant on a green and white field. [0]
Colors
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History

The flag incorporates the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd, along with the Tudor colours of green and white. It was used by Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, after which it was carried in state to St Paul's Cathedral. The red dragon was then included as a supporter of the Tudor royal arms to signify their Welsh descent. It was officially recognised as the Welsh national flag in 1959. [0]

Meaning

See History.