Indonesia

Our digitally printed Indonesia flags are made to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Created to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.

Trivia

The flag is similar to that of Poland and Singapore.

Technical Specifications

Adopted
17TH August 1950
Proportion 2:3
Design
A red-white horizontal bicolour
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Brief History

The Flag of the Pagarruyung Kingdom was the flag of the Minangkabau kings who were based in Indonesia. The flag was a black-red-yellow vertical tricolour.

From 1800 the Dutch controlled Indonesia under title the Dutch East Indies. The red-white-blue horizontal tricolour was adopted as the national flag.

The Flag of the Pagarruyung Kingdom (1347 – 1833)

The Flag of Dutch East Indies (1800 – 1942)

In 1942 the Japanese invaded and occupied the Dutch East Indies. The flag flown was the Japanese red sun on white field national flag.

Indonesia was declared a republic in 1945 and a red-white horizontal bicolour was adopted. In 1949 the Netherlands official handed over Indonesia to the Indonesian nationalists. The flags red colour represents blood and courage, the white is purity and spirit. The official name for the flag is Sang Merah-Putih meaning the Red and White.

The Flag of the Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies (1942 – 1945)

The Flag of Republic of Indonesia (1945 to 1949) The Flag of the Republic of the United States of Indonesia (1949 to Present Day)

The Coat of Arms of Indonesia

The Coat of Arms of Indonesia was adopted in 1950. The coat of arms features a mythical golden eagle called Garuda with the same amount of feathers as the date of the proclamation of independence.

It is protected by a shield split into five parts referencing the five principles of the national ideology.

The Star represents one true god and nature, the chain represents the generations of people, the banyan tree represents unity, the bull represents democracy and the rice and cotton represents social justice.

The banner the Garuda holding states “UNITY IN DIVERSITY”.

The Flag of the Indonesian Navy

The flag of the Indonesian Navy features 9 alternating red and white stripes. It is called the Ular-Ular Perang.

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