Flag of Hesse

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Hesse
Flag of Hesse.svg
Name "Landesflagge"
Use Civil flag Normal or de jure version of flag, or obverse side
Proportion 3:5 (or 1:2)
Adopted Unknown, believed 1948
Design A bicolor of red over white.
Flag of Hesse (state).svg
Variant flag of Hesse
Name Landesdienstflagge des Landes Hessen
Use State flag Normal or de jure version of flag, or obverse side
Proportion 3:5 (or 1:2)
Adopted Unknown, believed 1948
Design The civil flag with the addition of the coat of arms.

The civil flag of Hesse consists of a bicolor of a red top and a bottom white stripe, in the proportion 3:5. The state flag is similar, except it is defaced with the coat of arms in the centre, and may only be used by government departments and services. It is the reverse of the flag of Thuringia[1] and, apart from the proportions and the shades of red, identical to the flag of Indonesia and the flag of Monaco.

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Chancellery (1948), Gesetz über die Hoheitszeichen des Landes Hessenn, retrieved 2008-11-25 (German)