Liechtenstein Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Liechtenstein flag
Color Palette
Blue#012B7E1, 43, 12699, 66, 0, 51
Red#CE1126206, 17, 380, 92, 82, 19
Gold#FFD83D255, 216, 610, 15, 76, 0
Black#0001010, 1, 1100, 0, 0, 100

The flag of Liechtenstein has two horizontal stripes colored red and blue. The upper stripe is red, while the lower stripe is blue. On the upper hoist corner, there is a yellow/golden crown.

Meaning of the flag of Liechtenstein

The crown stands for the unity of the people and the prince. The blue color stands for the sky. The red is the color of the evening fires in homes.

History of the flag of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein was part of the Holy Roman Empire, then it became a principality in 1719 and raised the yellow and red colors of the coat of arms on its flag. Then when Napoleon defeated the Holy Roman Empire, the flag was changed in 1852, which had 2 vertical stripes of red and blue, chosen by the princes of the country. Liechtenstein later developed strong ties with the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After WWI, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was dismantled. A new flag was designed with horizontal red and blue bands, and it became the official flag of Liechtenstein. During the 1936 Olympics, it was discovered that Haiti had a similar flag, so the crown was added to the flag in 1937 to symbolize unity between the prince and the people, and distinguish the flag. Modifications to the design of the crown in the canton were made in the years 1957 and 1982.