Flag of Estonia

  • estonia
    flag of estonia.svg
    namesinimustvalge
    usecivil and state flag, civil ensign
    proportion7:11[1]
    adopted21 november 1918
    7 august 1990
    designa horizontal triband of blue, black, and white
    naval ensign of estonia.svg
    variant flag of estonia
    usenaval ensign
    proportion7:13
    adopted1991
    designtricolour, swallowtail, defaced with the shield of the state arms off-set towards hoist.

    the national flag of estonia (estonian: eesti lipp) is a tricolour featuring three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), black, and white. the normal size is 105 by 165 centimetres (41 in × 65 in).[1] in estonian it is colloquially called the "sinimustvalge" (lit. "blue-black-white"), after the colours of the bands.

    first adopted on 21 november 1918 after its independence, it was used as a national flag until 1940 when the soviet union occupied estonia. after world war ii, from 1944 to 1990, the soviet estonian flag consisted first of a generic red soviet flag with the name of the republic, then changed to the red flag with a band of blue water waves near the bottom. the estonian flag, which was also used by the estonian government-in-exile, was officially re-adopted 7 august 1990 one year before its official restoration of independence.

    when the estonian flag is displayed vertically, it should be so that the blue appears on the left of the flag when viewed by an observer.[2]
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Estonia
Flag of Estonia.svg
NameSinimustvalge
UseCivil and state flag, civil ensign
Proportion7:11[1]
Adopted21 November 1918
7 August 1990
DesignA horizontal triband of blue, black, and white
Naval Ensign of Estonia.svg
Variant flag of Estonia
UseNaval ensign
Proportion7:13
Adopted1991
DesignTricolour, swallowtail, defaced with the shield of the state arms off-set towards hoist.

The national flag of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti lipp) is a tricolour featuring three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), black, and white. The normal size is 105 by 165 centimetres (41 in × 65 in).[1] In Estonian it is colloquially called the "sinimustvalge" (lit. "blue-black-white"), after the colours of the bands.

First adopted on 21 November 1918 after its independence, it was used as a national flag until 1940 when the Soviet Union occupied Estonia. After World War II, from 1944 to 1990, the Soviet Estonian flag consisted first of a generic red Soviet flag with the name of the republic, then changed to the red flag with a band of blue water waves near the bottom. The Estonian flag, which was also used by the Estonian government-in-exile, was officially re-adopted 7 August 1990 one year before its official restoration of independence.

When the Estonian flag is displayed vertically, it should be so that the blue appears on the left of the flag when viewed by an observer.[2]

Other Languages
العربية: علم إستونيا
azərbaycanca: Estoniya bayrağı
беларуская: Сцяг Эстоніі
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сьцяг Эстоніі
čeština: Estonská vlajka
Cymraeg: Baner Estonia
dolnoserbski: Estniska chórgoj
eesti: Eesti lipp
Esperanto: Flago de Estonio
hornjoserbsce: Estiska chorhoj
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: এস্তোনিয়ার ফিরালহান
Bahasa Indonesia: Bendera Estonia
latviešu: Igaunijas karogs
lietuvių: Estijos vėliava
македонски: Знаме на Естонија
მარგალური: ესტონეთიშ შილა
Nederlands: Vlag van Estland
norsk nynorsk: Det estiske flagget
русский: Флаг Эстонии
sicilianu: Bannera èstuni
Simple English: Flag of Estonia
slovenčina: Vlajka Estónska
српски / srpski: Застава Естоније
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zastava Estonije
українська: Прапор Естонії
Tiếng Việt: Quốc kỳ Estonia
Võro: Eesti lipp
žemaitėška: Estėjės vieleva