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Latvia Flag

Latvia Flag

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Our digitally printed Latvia flags are produced to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Manufactured to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.

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Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags

 

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Latvia Flag

History of the Latvia Flag

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History of the Latvia Flag

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Trivia
The Latvian flag is similar in design to the Austrian flag, and both share a similar origin story.
Technical Specifications
Adopted1918
Proportion1:2
DesignA deep red flag bearing a white horizontal stripe in the centre.
ColoursPMS - Red: 201 C
CMYK – Red: 25% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 77% Yellow, 20% Black
Brief History

The Latvian flag is one of the oldest in the world and thought to be used as early as the 13th Century. The legend goes that flags design originates from when a Latvian leader, who was mortally wounded in battle, lay on a white sheet. His blood stained both sides of the sheet and during the next battle they used it as a flag, intimidating the enemy so much it drove them away.

In 1940 the USSR invaded Latvia. The end divided the country divided by governance into three partitions between the Latvians, Soviets and the Germans. The flag was changed to red with a hammer and sickle in the corner with Latin LPSR (Latvijas Padomju Sociālistiskā Republika) above them in gold in a serif font.

After World War II ended, Latvia became part of the Soviet Bloc and in 1953 they removed LPSR and added an outlined star and rippling water at the bottom of the flag.

Toward the end of the USSR’s lifespan, satellite states were once again permitted to apply for seccession. Latvia became independent once more, despite an attempted coup by radical Soviets. Latvia’s flag has not changed since independence.

Other Flags of Latvia

While the Latvian National Flag does serve as state flag and civil ensign, variations exist, such as the cross-shaped naval ensign, and the eight-spoked naval jack.

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