Flag of Laos
The national flag of LaosPeople's Democratic Republic was approved in late 1975. That's when the coup occurred in the country in which the king abdicated, and power in the country captured the People's Liberation Army.
Description and proportions of the flag of Laos
The length of the rectangular cloth of the flag of LaosIt refers to its width in a ratio of 3: 2. flag field is divided horizontally into three unequal width strip. The top and bottom - bright red and are equal. The middle field of the flag of Laos is two times wider than the extreme, and has a dark blue color. In the center of the dark blue field at an equal distance from the edges of the blue strip is applied a white circle.
The red field on the flag symbolize the blood of LaosPatriots shed in all the battles and wars of liberation. Blue color for Laotians means wealth and prosperity. The white disc on the flag of Laos - a stylized image of the full moon over the sacred to every inhabitant of the peninsula Indochina Mekong River, which is considered the breadwinner of all peoples.
History of Laos flag
Before 1949, Laos has existed in the politicalthe world map as a French colonial possession. He went to her in 1893 as a part of French Indochina. Flag of Laos in those years served as a rectangular panel in red, in the upper corner near the staff which was a small French flag. In the center of the red rectangle to put images of three elephants standing back to back, and stylized Buddhist stupa over them.
Having sovereignty, the country was renamedKingdom of Laos, and with the flag of its flag faded image of the symbol of France. The coup in 1975 has changed not only the government and political system, but also the official symbols of the state. In place of the red flag came the current flag and the coat of arms of Laos became a wreath of rice stalks, in which the most important value to the inhabitants of the country have been concluded.
Home national shrine on the arms - GreatStupa - gold paint is shown. Under it - a dam and a paved road, which symbolizes a new power and progress. Rice fields on the arms of Laos remind us of the main sectors of the economy - agriculture. The country is one of the major suppliers of rice to the world market.
Inscriptions on the emblem of Laos indicate name of the country and its main slogan: independence, unity, prosperity and democracy.