Flag of Mongolia

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Mongolia
Flag of Mongolia.svg
Name Mongolian State Flag
Use National flag
Proportion 1:2
Adopted December 26, 1911 (version of Bogda Khaanate of Mongolia)

January 12, 1992 (current version)

Design Three equal, vertical bands of red (hoist side), blue, and red. Centered on the hoist-side red band in yellow is the national emblem (the Soyombo symbol).
Golden sun and moon of the Xiongnu

The Flag of Mongolia (Mongolian: Монгол улсын төрийн далбаа, State flag of Mongolia) consists of three equal bands, of alternating red, blue and red, with the soyombo national symbol[1] centering the first red band in yellow. The central blue band is described as the eternal blue sky, while the side red bands represent the ability of Mongolia to thrive in its harsh environment. The soyombo is a columnar arrangement of abstract and geometric representations of fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and the Taijitu or Yin-Yang symbol. The current flag was adopted on February 12, 1992, after the transition of Mongolia to a democracy. It is similar to the flag of 1949, except for the removal of the socialist star on top of the Soyombo.

Historical flags[edit]

Flag of 1911[edit]

"Many countries of the World have a flag. Thus Our Mongol country should have one."[2]

Colors[edit]

Flag of Mongolia

A new standard for the flag was approved in July 2011.[3]

Scheme Blue Red Yellow
CMYK 100-60-0-0 10-100-90-0 0-15-100-0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 8
  2. ^ Report of the Newly declared Boghda Khaanate of Mongolia.
  3. ^ "Төрийн далбаа стандарттай болов". Ерөнхийлөгчийн тамгын газар 100-60-0-0 10-100-90-0 0-15-100-0. 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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