The Flag of Liechtenstein

The flag of Liechtenstein consists of two horizontal bands of equal width, with blue on the top and red on the bottom. On the hoist side of the blue band, there is a gold crown. The proportions of the flag are in the ratio of 3:5. The colors and symbols of the flag hold significant meaning, representing the country's sky, its people, and the monarchy.

The Flag of Liechtenstein

History

The flag of Liechtenstein has evolved over time. Originally, the flag was composed of the two horizontal bands of blue and red but did not include any emblem. This design was officially adopted on June 24, 1852. However, during the 1936 Olympic Games, it was discovered that Liechtenstein's flag was identical to Haiti's. To distinguish its flag, Liechtenstein added the gold crown to its flag on June 24, 1937, symbolizing the unity of the people, their prince, and their heritage. The crown specifically represents the Prince of Liechtenstein and has since been an integral part of the flag's design, reflecting the country's monarchical system and its values.