National Flag of Hungary
Country: Republic of Hungary
Hungarian Flag Description:
The flag of Hungary consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes - the top stripe is red; the middle one is white; and the bottom stripe is green.
Hungarian Flag Meaning:
The red stripe symbolizes strength; the white stripe represents faithfulness and fidelity; and the green stands for hope.
Hungarian Flag History:
The current Hungarian flag was adopted on October 1, 1957, but was first used in the 1848 to 1849 uprising. However, the revolution failed and it wasn't until after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, that the Hungarian flag again officially represented Hungary. The Hungarian flag was maintained until the occupation of Hungary by Germany in 1944. After the Second World War Hungary became a Soviet controlled nation in 1945 and adopted five different national flags over the next 11 years, all which were based on the red-white-green horizontal striped tricolour. In 1956, Anti-Soviet feelings led to the readoption of the plain red-white-green horizontal striped Hungarian flag.
Interesting Hungarian Flag Facts:
The Hungarian royal crown appeared in the center of the national flag up until 1945.
The Hungarian flag's design was based on the French Tricolore, used during the French Revolution.