Flag of Perak

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FIAV 110000.svg Flag of Perak. Ratio 1:2

The flag of the state of Perak, in Malaysia, is a tricolour, made of three equal horizontal bands coloured white (top), yellow, and black (bottom). It has a ratio of 1:2.

The stripes on the flag symbolises the three branches of the Perak royal family. The white stripe represents the Sultan, yellow represents the Raja Muda (the crown prince) and black represents the Raja Di Hilir, which is the next in line after the crown prince. Probably by coincidence, the flag resembles an inverted version of the Russian imperial colours that was in official use from 1858 to 1917.

The colours of the flag plus red forms the basis of the colour used in the Federated Malay States (Negeri Negeri Melayu Bersekutu) flag.

District flags[edit]

Perak has eleven administrative districts (daerah), each assigned their own district-level flags.

District Flag Field colour Symbolisation
Ipoh Flag of Ipoh, Perak.svg Yellow
Purple
Red
Though not a district in its own right (Ipoh is part of Kinta district), Ipoh was already flying its own city flag for some time.
Larut, Matang and Selama Flag of Larut Marang and Selama, Perak.svg Black
White
Yellow
Manjung Flag of Manjung, Perak.svg White
Yellow
Black
Perak Tengah Flag of Perak Tengah, Perak.svg Yellow
Black
Hulu Perak Flag of Hulu Perak, Perak.svg White
Yellow
Black
Kampar Flag of Kampar, Perak.svg White
Yellow
Black
Kerian Flag of Kerian, Perak.svg White
Yellow
Black
Yellow represents the paddy fields, which are the main resources in this district.
Kinta Flag of Kinta, Perak.svg White
Yellow
Black
Hilir Perak Flag of Hilir Perak, Perak.svg White
Yellow
Black
Batang Padang Flag of Batang Padang, Perak.svg White
Yellow
Black
Kuala Kangsar Flag of Kuala Kangsar, Perak.svg White
Yellow
Black
Yellow in a background represents Kuala Kangsar as a royal town of Perak. The stripes of white, yellow and black represents the Sultan of Perak who resides here.
Muallim Flag of Muallim, Perak.svg Red
White
Yellow
Black
Red represents the education sector.