Ireland Flag Meaning & Details

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 Ireland Flag
 Flag Information
  • three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and orange

  • officially the flag colors have no meaning, but a common interpretation is that the green represents the Irish nationalist (Gaelic) tradition of Ireland

  • orange represents the Orange tradition (minority supporters of William of Orange)

  • white symbolizes peace (or a lasting truce) between the green and the orange

    note: similar to the flag of Cote d'Ivoire, which is shorter and has the colors reversed - orange (hoist side), white, and green

  • also similar to the flag of Italy, which is shorter and has colors of green (hoist side), white, and red


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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