The current flag was adopted on 16 December 1962, along with the formation of a new constitutional government. It borrows from the original, traditional design, used throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, and is a combination of the two individual flags used by rival branches of the ruling dynasty.
Appearance[change | change source]
It has a combination of two red pennants with the large blue border around the unique shape of two overlapping right triangles: the smaller upper triangle bears the white stylised moon (the rising sun on the horizontal crescent moon) and the larger lower triangle displays the white twelve-pointed sun.
Incorrect versions[change | change source]
Because of the Nepalese flag's unique shape, its large-scale reproduction is difficult. It is sometimes put on a white area to make the flag a rectangle; an example is the Nepalese flag used at some venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics where the flag design was placed on a cloth with the same shape as other flags at the Olympics, with the rest of the flag left white.
References[change | change source]
- "Flag of Nepal". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution of Nepal (2018)
- "Flag of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (CRW Flags)". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- "Closing Ceremony, 2016, Olympic Ceremonies – BBC Sport". BBC. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
- "Ministry seeks explanation on disfigured national flag". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- "Province 2 sets up wrong flag of Nepal during Indian PM Modi's visit – News, sport and opinion from the Kathmandu Tribune's global edition". News, sport and opinion from the Kathmandu Tribune's global edition. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.