Flag of Europe

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Flag of Europe
Flag of Europe.svg
NameEuropean flag, Flag of Europe, Flag of the Council of Europe, Flag of the European Union
UseCouncil flag representing the 47 member states of the Council of Europe, union flag representing the 28 member states of the EU
Proportion2:3
Adopted8 December 1955[1] (CoE)
29 June 1985 (EEC)
DesignNormal or de jure version of flag, or obverse side A circle of twelve five-pointed yellow stars on a blue field.
Designed byArsène Heitz, Paul M. G. Lévy

The Flag of Europe or European Flag,[a] is an official symbol adopted by two separate organisations, the Council of Europe (CoE) as a symbol for the whole of Europe[2], and the European Union (EU). Its made up of a circle of twelve five-pointed yellow stars on a blue (azure) field.

The design was created in 1955, and officially adopted later that year by the Council of Europe as a symbol for the whole of Europe.[3]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Alternatively, it is sometimes called the Flag of the European Union when representing the EU. The name "flag of the European Union" is used in e.g. the Italian law no. 22 of 5 February 1998 (bandiera dell'Unione europea), and by the Centre virtuel de la connaissance sur l'Europe (Le drapeau de l'Union européenne, 2016).

References[change | change source]

  1. Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (8 December 1955), Resolution (55) 32 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, CVCE, retrieved 25 June 2014
  2. https://www.coe.int/en/web/about-us/the-european-flag
  3. The European flag, Council of Europe. Retrieved 27 October 2016.