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Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The current national flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Missing image
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) was adopted on February 4, 1998, replacing a previous flag that had served since the nation's independence from Yugoslavia.

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The flag contains a wide medium blue vertical band on the fly side with a yellow isosceles triangle abutting the band and the top of the flag. The remainder of the flag is medium blue with seven full five-pointed white stars and two half stars top and bottom along the hypotenuse of the triangle.

Originally the flag was to use the light blue of the flag of the United Nations, but eventually a darker blue was chosen to correspond with the flag of the European Union.

The three points of the triangle stand for the three nations of Bosnia: Croats, Bosniaks, and Serbs. The stars, representing Europe, are meant to be infinite in number and thus they continue from top to bottom.

Previous flags

During the Yugoslav era

Socialist Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Socialist Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina

During the Yugoslav era until 1991. the flag was red in colour which represented the socialistic and communistic ideals of BiH and Yugoslavia as whole. In the upper left corner there is the Yugoslav flag with a five pointed red star.

Independence flag until 1998

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Former flag of independent Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina's first flag of independence has a fleur-de-lys, a coat of arms taken from the first Bosnian king from 14 century Tvrtko Kotromanic that was deemed too specific to the Bosnians, which is why it was replaced with the current flag.

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External link

fr:Drapeau de la Bosnie-Herzgovine it:Bandiera della Bosnia-Erzegovina he:דגל בוסניה הרצגובינה sr:Застава Босне и Херцеговине sv:Bosnien och Hercegovinas flagga

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