Indonesian Flag

Indonesian Flag

The Flag of Indonesia - Description of the Indonesian Flag

As the above picture of the Indonesian Flag indicates the overall background is Red and white

The description of the Indonisian Flag is as follows:

Two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white

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

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

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

The shape and flag ratio of the Indonesian flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The Meaning & History of the Indonesian Flag

The colors of the Indonesian flag are derived from the colours of the 14th century Majapahit Empire

The Indonesian flag is called Sang Saka ("lofty bicolour") Merah Putih ("red white") in Indonesian

The Indonesian flag was first used by students and then Indonesian nationalists in the early part of the 20th century under Dutch rule

The Indonesian flag was adopted on August 17 1945 when Indonesia achieved Independence

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