Croatian Flag

Croatian Flag

Flag of Croatian - Description of the Croatian Flag

As the above picture of the Croatian Flag indicates the overall tricolor background is red, white and blue

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Croatian flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the Croatian flag is described as Emblem -reflecting the central design of the flag pattern of the red and white checkered Croatian coat of arms

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Croatian flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The emblem on the Croatian flag pictures the Croatian coat of arms

The flag in this form has been used since 1991

The Meaning & History of the Croatian Flag - The Croatian emblem depicts a red/white checkerboard coat of arms which has been a symbol of Croatian kings for many centuries. The five crowning coats of arms represent the originating regions:

Central Croatia & the capital city Zagreb

Republic of Dubrovnik

Dalmatia

Istria

Slavonia

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