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Flag of Liechtenstein

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 3:5
Adopted: June 30, 1982
Design: Horizontal bicolour of blue and red; charged with a gold crown in the canton.

The flag of Liechtenstein (German: Flagge Liechtensteins) consists of two horizontal blue and red bands charged with a gold crown at the canton. In use since 1764 and officially enshrined into the nation's constitution in 1921, it has been the flag of the Principality of Liechtenstein since that year. The crown was added to the flag in 1937 after the country found out at the Summer Olympics held the previous year that their flag was identical to the civil flag of Haiti.

When flown vertically the crown on the flag is rotated so that it always faces upwards. (The flag on the left is that of Liechtenstein)
Liechtenstein was formed in 1719 as a principality within the Holy Roman Empire, and gained complete independence in 1866. Within this period, the colours blue and red were selected to feature on the flag, instead of the gold and red on the coat of arms that would have customarily been employed instead. These new livery colours were first utilized by Prince Joseph Wenzel I in 1764.

A new constitution for the Principality was formulated and proclaimed in October 1921. It made the blue and red banner the national flag by granting it "official status". Fifteen years later, during the 1936 Summer Olympics, the country came to the realization that its flag was identical to the flag of Haiti, even though Haiti did not participate in the Olympics that year. Because of this finding, the government added the prince's crown to the canton. This change served two purposes – to signify Liechtenstein's position as a principality, and to distinguish its flag from Haiti's. This modified design was adopted on June 24, 1937.

The colors and symbols of the flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The blue represents the sky, while red alludes to the "evening fires" that are lit inside houses throughout the country. The crown – whose colour is disputed – epitomizes the "unity of the people and their prince." While The World Factbook and Reuters describe it as gold in colour, other sources – such as Whitney Smith in the Encyclopædia Britannica – describe it as yellow.

Principality of Liechtenstein

Fürstentum Liechtenstein (German)
Flag of Liechtenstein
Coat of arms
Motto: "Für Gott, Fürst und Vaterland"
"For God, Prince, and Fatherland"
Oben am jungen Rhein
(English: "High on the Young Rhine")
Location of Liechtenstein (green) in Europe (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of Liechtenstein (green)

in Europe (dark grey) – [Legend]

Location of Liechtenstein
Capital Vaduz
Largest municipality Schaan
47°10′00″N 9°30′35″E / 47.16667°N 9.50972°E / 47.16667; 9.50972
Official languages German
Roman Catholicism
Demonym(s) Liechtensteiner
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Prince
Hans-Adam II
• Regent
• Prime Minister
Adrian Hasler
Legislature Landtag
Independence as principality
Union between
Vaduz and
23 January 1719
Treaty of Pressburg
12 July 1806
Separation from
German Confederation
24 August 1866
• Total
160 km2 (62 sq mi) (191st)
• Water (%)
• 2017 estimate
38,547 (190th)
• Density
227/km2 (587.9/sq mi) (57th)
GDP (PPP) 2013 estimate
• Total
$5.3 billion (149th)
• Per capita
$98,432 (2nd)
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
• Total
$5.155 billion (147th)
• Per capita
$143,151 (2nd)
HDI (2017) Increase 0.916
very high · 17th
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Driving side right
Calling code +423
ISO 3166 code LI
Internet TLD .li
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