Flag of Baden-Württemberg

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Flag of Baden-Württemberg
Flag of Baden-Württemberg.svg
Name State civil flag (Landesflagge)
Use Civil flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 11 November 1953
Flag of Baden-Württemberg (state, greater arms).svg
Variant flag of Flag of Baden-Württemberg
Name State Flag (Landesdienstflagge), Greater arms
Use State flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 29 September 1954
Flag of Baden-Württemberg (state, lesser arms).svg
Variant flag of Flag of Baden-Württemberg
Name State Flag (Landesdienstflagge), Lesser arms
Use State flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 29 September 1954

The flag of Baden-Württemberg has three variants. The civil flag (Landesflagge) has one design, while the state flag (Landesdienstflagge), has two designs. All three flags are a black over gold bi-color, while the state flag has one of two variants of the state arms centered on the flag.[1]

History[edit]

The flag of Baden-Württemberg was created in 1952, after the merging of the former German states Baden, Württemberg-Baden, and Württemberg-Hohenzollern, that were divided due to different occupying forces after World War II. Historically, the state of Southern Baden used a yellow-red-yellow horizontal tricolour. The state of Württemberg-Hohenzollern used a black-red horizontal bicolour.[2] The colors were chosen as black and gold, and are defined in the constitution of the state of Baden-Württemberg, adopted 11 November 1953.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Flag Database, Germany Sub-national flags, retrieved 2011-01-18 
  2. ^ Flags of the World (2006-09-02), Baden-Württemberg (Germany), retrieved 2011-01-19 
  3. ^ Baden-Württemberg (1953-11-11), Verfassung des Landes Baden-Württemberg, retrieved 2011-01-19