Flag of Monaco (GIF)

The flag of Monaco (French: drapeau de Monaco) is a simple, two-color flag with a red stripe at the top and a white stripe at the bottom. The red and white colors are traditionally associated with the Grimaldi family, the ruling family of Monaco since the 13th century. The flag bears similarities to the heraldic colors of the historical Republic of Genoa, as the Grimaldi family has historical ties to the Republic. The simplicity of the design embodies the principality's legacy and stability, while the colors reflect the values of bravery and purity. The flag of Monaco serves as a symbol of the nation's rich history, independence, and enduring royal heritage.

Adopted:April 4, 1881
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇲🇨

The coat of arms of Monaco features a striking silver shield embellished with red diamonds, accentuated by the prestigious Order of Saint Charles, and positioned on an ermine-covered red mantle, crowned by the Royal Crown. The red and white lozenge scheme of the shield is reminiscent of the Grimaldi family's heraldic colors and their historical ties to the Republic of Genoa. The presence of two monks, recognized as the "Supporters of the Shield," wielding swords on either side of the shield, adds a distinctive touch to the emblem. The Latin motto "Deo Juvante," meaning "with God's help," inscribed at the base, underlines the nation's longstanding reverence and reliance on divine assistance. This intricate coat of arms encapsulates Monaco's rich historical legacy, its esteemed royal heritage, and its enduring commitment to faith and protection.

The Monaco flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Monaco, officially known as the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state, country, and micro-state on the French Riviera in Western Europe. Its capital is Monaco, and its population is about 39,520 (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with France.

The waving flag of Monaco with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Monaco
Other major cities:Monte-Carlo,
La Condamine
Region:Western Europe
Ethnic groups:28.4% French,
21.6% Monegasques,
18.7% Italians,
7.5% British,
2.8% Belgians,
2.5% Germans,
2.5% Swiss,
1.2% Americans,
14.8% Other
Religions:82.6% Christianity,
3.5% Other Religions,
2.5% Jewish,
0.9% Muslim,
0.1% Other Faith,
13.9% Non-Religious
Nationality name:Monacan
Area:2.2 km² (0.85 sq mi)
Population:39,520 (2021)
Country codes:MC, MCO (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.mc
Calling code:+377

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Monaco (French: Drapeau et armoiries de Monaco; Italian: Bandiera e stemma di Monaco), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Monaco
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Monaco

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