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Flag of the Republic of the Philippines, 1898-Present

Flag of the Republic of the Philippines, 1898-Present

Color flag of Philippines. Two equal horizontal bands of blue (top; representing peace and justice) and red (representing courage); a white equilateral triangle based on the hoist side represents equality; the center of the triangle displays a yellow sun with eight primary rays, each representing one of the first eight provinces that sought independence from Spain; each corner of the triangle contains a small, yellow, five-pointed star representing the three major geographical divisions of the country: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao; the design of the flag dates to 1897; in wartime the flag is flown upside down with the red band at the top. Flat color and black/white versions of world flags are available on the Clipart ETC website.
Galleries: Flags of the World, Philippines
Keywords: Philippine national flag, Republic of the Philippines, banner, country flag, ph, standard, vexillology
Photo Location: Florida Center for Instructional Technology
Photographer: James Seaman
Date of Photo: 04/04/2011
Original Dimensions: 3065×1496
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 28° 3'38.17"N 82°24'38.30"W
Picture Number: 4979