Flag of Thailand

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Thailand
Flag of Thailand.svg
Name Trairanga (Thai: ธงไตรรงค์, RTGS: Thong Trairong), "Tricolour flag"
Use Civil and state flag and ensign Civil and state flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 28 September 1917
Design Five horizontal stripes of red, white, blue, white and red, the middle stripe twice as wide as the others
Designed by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI)
Naval Ensign of Thailand.svg
Variant flag of Thailand
Name Thai: ธงราชนาวี (RTGS: Thong Ratchanawi), "Royal Navy flag"
Use Naval ensign Naval ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 28 September 1917
Design A red disc containing a white elephant in regalia centred on the national flag

The Flag of Thailand has five stripes in the colours red, white, and blue. The middle blue stripe is two times as wide as other four. The three colours red-white-blue stand for nation-religion-king, an unofficial motto of Thailand. The flag was made official on 28 September 1917 by a royal decree about the flag in that year. The Thai name for the flag is ธงไตรรงค์ ("Thong Trairong"). The name means tricolour flag.