Netherlands Flag | National Flag of Netherlands

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Netherlands Flag | National Flag of Netherlands

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The Netherlands flag was adopted on February 19, 1937. The Netherlands flag was originally orange, white and blue and featured up to nine stripes. The Netherlands flag is nicknamed the ‘Prince’s Flag’ and was based on the heraldic colors (coat of arms) of Prince William of Orange, who led the campaign for independence against Spanish rule in 1568. The Netherlands independence was finally recognized by Spain in 1648. The orange-white-blue flag first appeared around the early 1570s. In the early to mid-17th century, the orange stripe was changed to red but the reason is unclear. One theory is because red is more visible than orange when viewed from a distance. Red, white and blue were officially announced as the colors of the flag in 1796. The flag was banned for a short period at the turn of the 19th century after France occupied the Netherlands. The Netherlands was again independent in 1813 and the flag was reinstated.

In Which Year the national flag is adopted?
Ans: February 19, 1937.

In Which Date the national flag is adopted?
Ans: February 19.

What are the colors of the flag?
Ans: White and blue.

What do the colors of the flag mean?
Ans: The Netherlands flag is nicknamed the ‘Prince’s Flag’ and was based on the heraldic colors (coat of arms) of Prince William of Orange.