Flag of Latvia

Flag of Latvia is characterized as carmine red (sometimes called Latvian red) with white horizontal stripe. It was used by independent Latvia from 1918 until 1940 when it was occupied by the Soviet Union. When Latvia was regaining its independence it re-adopted the same red-white-red flag.

Flag of Latvia is one of the oldest

Latvian flag is considered to be one of the oldest flags in the world as written evidence has existed since the second half of the 13th century.

Legend behind the Latvian flag

The legend says that a wounded Latvian leader was wrapped in a white sheet, the part of the sheet he was lying in had remained white, however the two edges were stained in his blood.

Latvian flag colors for designers

Latvian flag web colors (css):
White: #FFFFFF
Red: #9E1B34

Latvian Flag color for fabrics:
White: #FFFFFF
Red: #77353D

Other Latvian flags

Flag of Riga

The capital of Latvia – Riga city flag.

Flag of the Latvian SSR

During the Soviet Occupation Latvia was called the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic and had a different flag. It was introduced in 1953 and used till 1990, when Latvia readopted its flag from the first Independence of Latvia.


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