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Use: Civil and state flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion: 4:5
Adopted: 4 April 1881
Design: two equal horizontal bands, red (top) and white (bottom).

The national flag of Monaco (French: Drapeau de Monaco) has two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white, both of which have been the heraldic colours of the House of Grimaldi since at least 1339. The present bicolour design was adopted on 4 April 1881, under Prince Charles III.

Monaco's original flag, which was similar to its current state flag but bore an older version of its coat of arms, was in use from the principality's early days (except during its annexation to France from 1793 to 1814) until the present, simpler design was adopted in 1881.

Another design (below), the banner of the state arms (lozenges in the Grimaldi family colours, in heraldic terms "lozengy argent and gules"), was used at various times, particularly in the 17th century, as an unofficial flag, and still appears in some royal photographs.[clarification needed] However, it has no designated use, and does not represent any Monegasque official in particular.

The flag of Monaco is graphically identical to the flag of Indonesia, with a difference only in its dimension ratio, Monaco's at 4:5 and Indonesia's at 2:3. The Flag of Poland has similar dimensions to that of Indonesia's but has the colours reversed: white on top and red on the bottom.

Principality of Monaco

Principauté de Monaco (French)
Principatu de Mùnegu (Ligurian)[a]
Flag of Monaco
Coat of arms
Motto: "Deo Juvante" (Latin)
(English: "With God's Help")
Anthem: "Hymne Monégasque"
(English: "Hymn of Monaco")
Location of Monaco (green) in Europe (green & dark grey)
Location of Monaco (green)

in Europe (green & dark grey)

Capital Monaco (city-state)[a]
43°44′N 7°25′E / 43.733°N 7.417°E / 43.733; 7.417
Largest Quartier Monte Carlo
Official languages French
Common languages
  • Monégasque
  • Italian
  • Occitan
  • English
Ethnic groups
  • Monégasques
  • Italians
  • French, Occitans
Roman Catholicism (official)
  • Monégasque
  • Monacan[c]
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Albert II
• Minister of State
Serge Telle
Legislature National Council
• House of Grimaldi (under the sovereignty of the Republic of Genoa)
• from the French Empire
17 May 1814
• from occupation of the Sixth Coalition
17 June 1814
• Franco-Monegasque Treaty
• Constitution
• Total
2.2 km2 (0.85 sq mi) (194th)
• Water (%)
• 2015 estimate
38,400 (217th)
• 2016 census
• Density
18,713/km2 (48,466.4/sq mi) (1st)
GDP (nominal) 2016[b] estimate
• Total
US$6.5 billion (148th)
• Per capita
US$168,000 (1st)
Currency Euro (€) (EUR)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Driving side right
Calling code +377
ISO 3166 code MC
Internet TLD .mc
  1. ^ Government offices are however, located in the Quartier of Monaco-Ville.
  2. ^ GDP per capita calculations include non-resident workers from France and Italy.
  3. ^ Monacan is the term for residents.
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