The Latvian flag was adopted on February 27, 1990. The same design was also used from 1918-1940, when it then became part of the Soviet Union. The flag is red and white. It is one of the oldest designs in the world, and was first mentioned in the Rhymed Chronicle of Livonia.
The Latvian flag has its own interesting legends. One such legend states that a chief of a Latvian tribe with killed from a wound and was wrapped in a sheet. The middle, where his body was, remained white, but the edges were soaked with blood. It was believed to be carried into battle by tribes from Cesis in 1290.
The rectangle’s proportions are 1:2, and the red is actually maroon. The Latvian flag was adapted by an artist, Ansis Cirulis, in 1917. The banner most be flown at least 2.5 meters above the ground.
The largest city and capital city of the country is Riga. The Latvian flag belongs to a country whose national motto or slogan is “For Fatherland and Freedom” and whose national anthem is “God, bless Latvia!”.
Some interesting facts about Latvia:
religion: Lutheran, Roman Catholicism, Russian Orthodoxy
languages: Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian
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