Flag the Netherlands (Holland): color and meaning

Country of the Netherlands (Holland) – Western European Government, occupying both mainland and island terrain. His modern sign was created at the end of the eighteenth century.

So, the modern flag of the Netherlands (Holland) looks like photo

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Refers to Panslavyan flags.

History of the flag of Holland

From the end of the fifteenth to finish of the sixteenth century, the Netherlands was used by the Burgundian cross, which has an oblique branch form. Its introduction was justified by the fact that the Netherlands belonged to Burgundy in those times.

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From 1592 to 1795, a tricolor with orange, white, and blue colors was used, he was a historical sign of the ruling family.

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It is believed that the event of the substitution of orange and blue on red and blue is that the sea is not very long to expect the colors, especially awesome, not so long to expect to be quite inconspicuous and indistinguishable. Specifically, based on this, stunning was changed to darker.

Later, the kingdom was formed by the Batavia Republic, its flag – a modern layout, which differs only in the fact that the coat of arms in the upper left corner was stood. It was consumed from 1795 to 1806.

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The Republic of the Netherlands was controlled by France, its composition included eight connected provinces.

At the end of the decay, a modern flag was used by the Dutch kingdom.


It is a tricolor with equal horizontal stripes. Aspect ratio: 2:3.

The flag of the Netherlands is similar to the Flag of Luxembourg. The flags are so similar that in 1992 the Government of Luxembourg was decided to change the color of the blue strip to a more remarkable one so that the difference between them became more natural.

Colors flag the Netherlands

Colors of the flag of the Netherlands:

  1. Red;
  2. White;
  3. Blue.

Colors meaning of the Netherlands flag

  1. Red – Spilled Blood Fighter.
  2. White – Freedom and Independence.
  3. Blue – belonging and sea to marine powers.

Other flags

Jack (ship flag of the Netherlands) has the same colors. Although, the color forms a triangle, the tops of which converge at one point in the center.

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The flag of the Royal Navy is a blue cloth, on which four orange stripes are located on the left, and closer to the free part – the white anchor, over which the crown hangs over.

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Royal Stand – Orange Square with Nassau Cross, centered – coat of arms of the country, in every square, separated by a cross – Orange coat of arms.

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Not paying attention to the similarities with other flags, the kingdom is in no way to modify it in any way, and the locals are very proud of their sign.

Net specialized information about the Netherlands

Official language The Netherlands, West Africa (Regional)
Capital Amsterdam
Territory 41 543 km2
Population 17 333 790 people
Currency Euro (EUR, code 978)
Telephone code +31
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