Flag of France (GIF)

The national flag of France (French: drapeau français) is a tri-colored flag consisting of three equal vertical dark blue, white, and red stripes. White was the color of the king; dark blue and red were the colors of Paris and symbolized it. In addition, the three colors represent the three elements of the revolutionary slogan: freedom, equality, and brotherhood. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the current version of the flag was adopted on February 15, 1794.

Also, its emblem features a shield with a lion's head on one end and an eagle's head on the other, with the letters "RF" (République Française) on it, a laurel branch symbolizing the victory of the Republic, an oak branch symbolizing perennity and wisdom, and a fasces (the bundle of rods and an axe) symbolizing justice.

The France flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign country in Western Europe. Its capital is Paris, and its population is about 66,998,000.

The waving flag of France with its coat of arms or emblem (unofficial)

Capital and largest city:Paris (pop. 2,190,000)
Other major cities:Marseille (862,000)
Lyon (516,000)
Toulouse (475,000)
Official languages:French
Region:Western Europe
Ethnic groups:89% French (native-born)
4.4% French (naturalized)
6.2% non-citizens
8.9% foreign-born
Religion:51% Christian
40% Non-religious
6% Muslim
1% Jewish
2% other faiths
Area:640,679 km²
(247,368 sq mi)

Keywords: Flag, emblem and coat of arms of France (French: Drapeau, emblème et armoiries de la France), GIF


Hello, so I think the GIF needs updating as France's president has changed the blue of the flag to a darker navy shade.
November 15, 2021 at 2:00 AM
France's flag was changed as of today. Only the blue's been changed to a darker shade.
November 15, 2021 at 2:00 AM
updated to new colors
February 13, 2022 at 6:41 PM

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