The Flag of Bangladesh

The flag of Bangladesh features a deep green field with a red circle slightly off-center towards the hoist. The green represents the lushness of the land of Bangladesh, while the red circle symbolizes the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh.

The Flag of Bangladesh

History

The flag of Bangladesh was officially adopted on January 17, 1972, shortly after the country gained independence from Pakistan in 1971 following the Bangladesh Liberation War. The original design was created by a student, Shib Narayan Das, during the liberation movement. Initially, the flag included a map of Bangladesh in golden yellow beside the red circle, representing the country's geographical shape. However, this version was difficult to reproduce accurately, so the map was removed, resulting in the current design. The flag reflects Bangladesh's struggle for freedom and its rich natural beauty.