Flag of Kuala Lumpur

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Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Flag of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.svg
Use Civil and state flag city flag
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 14 May 1990
Design Blue field with seven horizontal stripes alternating red and white on upper and lower lengths; charged with a yellow crescent and 14-point star.
Designed by Azmi Ahmad Termizi

The flag of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was officially adopted on May 14, 1990 to commemorate the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) or Kuala Lumpur City Hall's 100 years as the local authority of Kuala Lumpur. The flag was designed as a variant to Jalur Gemilang, the Flag of Malaysia, incorporating design elements with its own identity as one of the Federal Territories of the nation. The flag is flown annually on the first day of February, commemorating the day when Kuala Lumpur became a Federal Territory on February 1, 1974.

History[edit]

The flag designer was Azmi Ahmad Termizi, a DBKL architect and planner who was among the team assigned to design a flag to commemorate 100 years of DBKL's role as the local authority of Kuala Lumpur. Submitting fifteen designs to the management, four of them were shortlisted and presented to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for approval.[1] On the night of May 14, 1990, a symbolic ceremony was held where the new flag was received from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Azlan Shah by the Lord Mayor (Datuk Bandar) of Kuala Lumpur Tan Sri Elyas Omar. The flag has been in official use since then.

Design[edit]

Azmi's design incorporates elements of the national flag into the flag of Kuala Lumpur. The flag is a blue field with seven equal horizontal alternating stripes of red and white on upper and lower length of the flag, charged with a yellow crescent moon facing, towards the fly, a yellow 14-pointed star.

According to the Malaysian Ministry of Information website, each design symbolizes a particular identity. The color red symbolizes the city's courage and strength, the color blue for the unity of its multiracial citizens, the color yellow for sovereignty, and the color white for cleanliness and beauty.[2]

Usage[edit]

The Minardi PS02 displays KL flag which driven by Mark Webber.

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