Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag Meaning & Details

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag
 Flag Information
  • 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

  • the triangle approximates the shape of the country and its three points stand for the constituent peoples - Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs

  • the stars represent Europe and are meant to be continuous (thus the half stars at top and bottom)

  • the colors (white, blue, and yellow) are often associated with neutrality and peace, and traditionally are linked with Bosnia

    note: one of several flags where a prominent component of the design reflects the shape of the country

  • other such flags are those of Brazil, Eritrea, and Vanuatu


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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