Italy Flag Meaning & Details


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 Italy Flag
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  • three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red

  • design inspired by the French flag brought to Italy by Napoleon in 1797

  • colors are those of Milan (red and white) combined with the green uniform color of the Milanese civic guard

    note: similar to the flag of Mexico, which is longer, uses darker shades of green and red, and has its coat of arms centered on the white band

  • Ireland, which is longer and is green (hoist side), white, and orange

  • also similar to the flag of the Cote d'Ivoire, which has the colors reversed - orange (hoist side), white, and green

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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