Flag of Bulgaria

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Bulgaria
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
UseCivil and state flag, civil ensign
Proportion3:5
Adopted1879 (first adoption)
27 November 1990 (readoption)[1]
DesignA horizontal tricolour of white, green and red.

The flag of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: знаме на България, [znamɛ nɐ bɐɫˈɡarijɐ], zname na Bǎlgariya) is the flag of the European country, Bulgaria. It has three horizontal bands of white, green and red. It was adopted in 1991.

Flag law[change | change source]

According to the Law for the State Seal and National Flag of the Republic of Bulgaria, promulgated on 24 April 1998:

Art. 15. (1) The national flag of the Republic of Bulgaria is a national symbol which expresses the independence and sovereignty of the Bulgarian state.

(2) The national flag of the Republic of Bulgaria is tricolour: white, green and red fields, placed horizontally from the top downwards. On fixing the national flag in a vertical situation of the carrying body the colours shall be arranged from left to right - white, green, red.

(3) The national flag is of a rectangular shape. The fields of the individual colours shall be equal in size and shall be situated along the horizontal of the rectangular.[2]

Colours[change | change source]

According to the Standardisation and Metrology Committee, the following are the required colours for use in the national flag:

Colours of the Bulgarian flags (1879-present)[3]
Colour scheme White Green Red
Pantone textile scale[4] Whiteness greater than 80% 17-5936 ТСX[5] 18-1664 ТСX[6]
Pantone[4] Safe RAL 6024 RAL 3028
Web colours[4] #D01C1F
RGB 255,255,255 0,155,117 208,28,31

References[change | change source]

  1. Whitney Smith. "Flag of Bulgaria". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  2. "Law for the State Seal and National Flag of the Republic of Bulgaria". National Assembly of the Republic. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
  3. bg:Национално знаме на България
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Government of Bulgaria (2005). "Bulgaria's National Flag". Archived from the original on 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  5. PANTONE. "PANTONE 17-5936 TCX Simply Green - Find a Pantone Color - Quick Online Color Tool". Pantone.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  6. PANTONE. "PANTONE 18-1664 TCX Fiery Red - Find a Pantone Color - Quick Online Color Tool". Pantone.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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