Romania

Trivia

On the 26th June every year the Romanians have a ‘flag day’ to celebrate their flag.

Technical Specifications

Adopted  26th June 1848, 24th April 1867 and 27th December 1989
Proportion 2:3
Design A blue, yellow and red vertical tricolour.
Colours  PMS – Blue: 280 C, Yellow: 116 C, Red: 186 C
CMYK – Blue: 99% Cyan, 86% Magenta, 1% Yellow; Yellow: 2% Cyan, 18% Magenta,
95% Yellow; Red: 4% Cyan, 99% Magenta, 94% Yellow;

 

Brief History

The first modern tricolour was used as the “Justice, Fraternity” flag of the Wallachian revolutionaries in 1848. When Wallachia finally joined with Moldiavia to become the United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia in 1859 the flag was the Romanian horizontal Tricolour.

From 1881 to 1947 the Kingdom of Romania was created under the constitutional monarchy of Carlo I of Romania and ended in 1947 with the abdication of Michael I of Romania. The Flag during this time was a blue-yellow-red vertical tricolour.

In 1948 the Monarchy was replaced with Romanian Communist Party and the Kingdom of Romania became communist People’s Republic and eventually named the Socialist Republic of Romania in 1965. All previous state flags were banned.

The new flag was similar to the vertical blue-yellow-red tri-colour with the Arms of the Socialist Republic of Romania in the centre.

The Flag of the Socialist Republic of Romania (1965 – 1989)

The Coat of Arms of the Socialist Republic of Romania

During the Romanian revolution, the revolutionaries cut out the Coat of Arms of the Socialist Republic of Romania. Once Romania gained independence the reinstated the traditional vertical blue-yellow-red tri-colour.

The Flag of the Romanian Revolution (1989)

The Flag of Romania (1989 to Present Day)

The Standards of Romania

The Standard of the President of Romania is a blue square with a white-bordered Flag of Romania in the centre. It also has a golden fringe on the outside. The Standard of the Prime Minister of Romania replaces the blue for yellow and the flag for the Members of the Cabinet is a plain white flag with the Flag of Romania in the top right hand corner. The Ministry of Defence flag is a square Romanian flag with a large white M over the blue portion.

The Military Flags of Romania

Here is a selection of the Military flags of Romania. All feature the Romanian tricolour.

The Romanian Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of Romania is a blue shield that features a golden eagle holding a mace and sword with a cross in its beak.

Protecting it is a shield that features symbols for Wallachia, Moldavia, Oltenia, Banat, Transylvania and Dobrogea.

Below are the Historical Coats of Arms of Romania.

The Historical Monarchical Flags of Romania

Here are the historical monarchical flags of Romania. The only flag that is still in use in Romania is The Royal Standard of the Crown Princess, created in 2007 for Princess Margareta.

The Flags of the Municipalities and Cities of Romania

Here is a selection of the Flags of the Municipalities and Cities of Romania.

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