Flags of Monaco: meaning and colors

Monaco (Principality of Monaco) – the city of the government, located in the south of France. This dwarf country has a terrain of a bit more than 2 square kilometers or 200 hectares, with a population of about 40 thousand people. Principality is available to the state associated with France.

So the modern flag of Monaco looks:

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History flags of Monaco

The history of the country is counted from the 13th century, at the time, at the time, at the time, while the ruling family of Grimaldi was established. Since then, during the 7th centuries, Monaco is managed by representatives of this surname. From this period of time until the XVIII century, the princesses were depicted from red and white rhombuses.

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In the first half of the 40s of the seventeenth century, the territory became a protectorate of France and from now as official symbolism France flag was used.

Since 1814, a laconic design with 2 contrasting colors changed past variants, and the final status in the form of a municipal sign he took in April 1881.

In the years and the 40th half of the twentieth century, the Italian army invaded Monaco and the Nazi administration was organized in the country. In a small period, the principality began to be used a 2nd Flag – Italian.

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At the end of the overthrow of Mussolini and the German occupation, the sign of the fascist Germany was used.

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At the end of the country’s decoction in 1945, a sign was restored, adopted as official in the first half of the 80s of the nineteenth century.


The municipal symbol of Monaco is a cloth-in rectangular shape with the proportions of the sides of 4 to 5. It consists of 2 horizontal strips of the same size by width.

The upper strip has colors of red (red) color, and the lower – white.

Colors flag of Monaco

The official symbolism of the principality has two colors:

  1. Red;
  2. White.

Meaning colors and flag sign

White color is almost always (in coordination with the Old Heraldry) symbolized with purity, and (red) red – with courage and courage of the defenders of the country.

The design of the combination of red and white color is historically associated with the coat of arms of the princes of the ruling family of Grimaldi (from 1339).

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Other flags

In the principality, the royal ideal is officially accepted and used.

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Similar flags of second countries

By analogy with Monaco, the red and white color has the Flag of Indonesia. The difference consists only in proportions: Monaco has 4 to 5, and Indonesia has 2 to 3.

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In 1945, at the time, at the time, when Indonesia became free from Holland, an image was taken as a state symbolism similar to Monk. Protests from the principality could not force Indonesia to change it, due to the fact that it was proven that historically, she is an ancient monk.

The similarity is also with the flag of Poland, but the colors are shown on the contrary – red bottom, and white, respectively above. And proportions here, not counting this as 2 to 3.

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Similar similarities are available with the apparent Austria and Bohemia, the historical region in Central Europe, at the moment the part of the Czech Republic.

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Non-specialized Monaco Information

Official language French
Capital Monaco
Territory 2.02 km2
Population 37 863 people
Currency Euro (EUR, code 978)
Telephone code +377
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