Flag of Latvia (GIF)

The flag of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas karogs) consists of three horizontal stripes—dark red at the top, white in the middle, and dark red at the bottom. These colors hold deep historical significance, with the red symbolizing the nation's readiness to defend its liberty and the white representing peace and the hope for a harmonious future. The Latvian flag's design is simple yet powerful, beautifully encapsulating the country's struggles for independence, the desire for peace, and the resilience of its people, making it a strong symbol of Latvia's national identity and values.

Adopted:June 15, 1921,
February 27, 1990 (redesign)
Designed by:Ansis Cīrulis
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇱🇻

The coat of arms of Latvia is a symbol deeply rooted in the nation's history and values. The three golden stars above the shield represent the historical regions of Vidzeme, Latgale, and Kurzeme, signifying their unity. The golden sun against a blue background embodies the cherished value of freedom, while the red lion, derived from the Coat of Arms of Courland, represents Courland and Semigallia, and the silver griffin, from the Coat of Arms of Livonia, signifies Vidzeme and Latgalia. These two creatures also serve as supporters of the shield. The oak tree branches at the base of the coat of arms, a national symbol of strength and endurance, are bound by a red-white-red ribbon, collectively embodying Latvia's history, unity, and resilience.

The Latvian flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Latvia, officially known as the Republic of Latvia, is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Its capital is Riga, and its population is about 1.883 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, and Sweden.

The waving flag of Latvia with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Riga
Other major cities:Daugavpils,
Official language:Latvian
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:62.2% Latvian,
25.2% Russian,
3.2% Belarusian,
2.2% Ukrainian,
2.1% Pole,
1.2% Lithuanian,
0.3% Roma,
3.6% Others
Religions:34.2% Lutheranism,
24.1% Roman Catholicism,
17.8% Russian Orthodoxy,
1.6% Old Believers,
1.2% Other Christian,
21.1% Other or none
Nationality name:Latvian
Area:64,589 km²
(24,938 sq mi)
Population:1.883 million (2021)
Country codes:LV, LVA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.lv
Calling code:+371

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas karogs un ģerbonis; Russian: Флаг и герб Латвии), GIF (Russian: гиф)

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Latvia
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Latvia


Latvia's flag has been updated in Wikipedia as apparently per the 2018 amendment of the Latvian law, if the depiction of the national flag of Latvia is produced in another technique, the carmine (a shade of red) is Pantone 201C.
September 15, 2023 at 7:21 PM
Conor, I have to take a break from the flag image change for a while. I will change it soon.
September 21, 2023 at 6:12 PM
Latvia's flag needs updating as the colours of the flag on Wikipedia are more accurate this time.
February 13, 2024 at 11:07 PM
Updated to pantone shades.
February 14, 2024 at 2:43 AM

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