Modern Romanian Flag

Modern Romania

The Romanian flag consists of a tricolor of three vertical stripes - dark blue one, yellow one and red one. These colors, characteristic of Moldavia and Wallachia, appeared in 1834 for the first time. During several periods in the nation's history, there was a national coat of arms in the center of the flag. Romania was, for a long time, under the domination of the Soviet Union through the Warsaw Pact; under the baton of the Ceausescu, the regime of the People's Republic of Romania was very close to absolute totalitarianism. Ceausescu was overthrown and executed in 1989 and people of Romania began to prefer the flag without the coat of arms as an expression of resistance against the previous regime. Shortly after, this version of the flag [without a coat of arms] was adopted officially.


Name: Tricolorul

Proportions: 2:3

Design: Vertical Tricolor of Red, Yellow, and Blue

Adopted: 26 June 1848, 24 April 1867, 27 December 1989



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