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Our Croatia flags are produced in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.

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History of the Croatia Flag

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History of the Croatia Flag

Where in the world?
Trivia
The colours on the flag are White, for peace, Red for strength and Blue for truth.
Technical Specifications
Adopted21st December 1990
Proportion1:2
DesignA red, white and blue tricolour with the Coat of Arms of Croatia in the middle.
ColoursPMS – Red: 186 C, Cyan: Process Cyan C, Blue: Reflex Blue C. Yellow: 108 C, Black: Process Black C
CMKY – Red: 0% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 100% Yellow, 0% Black; Cyan: 100% Cyan, 0% Magenta
0% Yellow, 0% Black; Blue: 100% Cyan, 82% Magenta, 0% Yellow, 0% Black; Yellow:
0% Cyan 6% Magenta, 95% Yellow, 0% Black; Black: 0% Cyan, 0% Magenta, 0% Yellow
100% Black
Brief History

The first modern tricolour flag came as the Unofficial flag of the Kingdom of Croatia when it was under the Austrian Empire. A version of this flag, with added Triune Coat of Arms, was made official when the Austrian Empire split the Kingdom of Croatia from the Kingdom in Slavonia to become separate Administrative units in 1849. During this separation a simpler bicolour red and white flag was used as the official Flag of the Kingdom of Croatia.

When Croatia joined back together with Slavonia, to become The Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, it brought back the unofficial tricolour as it’s official flag and added the Triune Coat of Arms to it for their internal flag.

At the End of World War One the Serbs joined together to create the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. Their flag was similar to the tricolour, but used 1:2 proportion rather than 2:3.

The next major change of the flag came with the Yugoslav Partisan Movement; an anti-Nazi movement lead by the Communist Party Yugoslavia. In 1943 the flag was changed again to that of a more traditional tricolour with red star in the middle as part of the Flag of the Federal State of Croatia under Democratic Federal Yugoslavia.

After WWI  Croatia became a socialist republic under SFR Yugoslavia. A larger red star was added to the flag. It remained that way till the independence of Croatia in 1990 when the star was replaced with a coat of arms of Croatia.

The Coat of Arms of Croatia

The current Coat of Arms of Croatia is a chessboard shield with a crown of 5 smaller shields representing the five different historical regions of Croatia.

From left to right, the small shields represent the flag of the Triune Kingdom, the coat of arms of Dubrovnick, the Coat of Arms of Dalmantia the Coat of Arms of Istria and the Coat of Arms of Slavonia.

The Presidential Standard of Croatia

The Presidential Standard of Croatia is a symbol of honour that is blue square with alternating red and white squares surrounding it. Inside the blue square is the Coat of Arms of Croatia.

It is flown on the presidents Residence, his transportation and on buildings of the office of the President of Croatia.

Croatian Naval Flags

In 1999 a Croatian Naval Ensign and Naval Jack were introduced. Both contain the Coat of Arms of Croatia with two crossing anchors underneath and include the red-white-blue colours of the tricolour flag.

History of the Croatian Coat of Arms

Throughout it’s history there have been many Coat of arms of Croatia, all bar one have featured a checkerboard design. The first known example Coat of arms was from 1495.

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