Flag of Haiti

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Flag of Haiti
Flag of Haiti.svg

Vexillological symbol : Service and war flags on land and at sea
Aspect ratio: 3: 5
Officially accepted: February 25, 1986

The flag of Haiti was adopted on February 25, 1986.


3: 5 ? Civic flagCivic flag and commercial flag Normal or de jure version of a flag

The national flag consists of two horizontal stripes of equal size: blue at the top and red at the bottom. The coat of arms of Haiti is depicted in the center of the service and war flags . The coat of arms is missing from the civil flag of Haiti.

The flag of Liechtenstein shows the same color arrangement. The princely hat was only added to it in 1937 to distinguish it from the Haitian flag, when the Liechtenstein team , namely the sports functionary Eduard Alexandrowitsch von Falz-Fein , noticed the identical appearance of the Haiti flag at the 1936 Summer Olympics .


The red and blue flag was created from the French tricolor in the struggle for independence against France by removing the white stripe and arranging the red and blue stripes horizontally.

From 1964 to 1986, during the dictatorship of François ( Papa Doc ) and Jean-Claude Duvalier ( Baby Doc ), a flag with a vertical arrangement of the stripes was used, with blue being replaced by black.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The New York Times : A Seat Near Hitler, and Other Olympic Tales From the Baron, 105. Retrieved November 19, 2018 .


  • Smith / Neubecker: coats of arms and flags of all nations. Munich 1980, ISBN 3-87045-183-1 .

Web links

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