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Ireland Flag

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Ireland (Éire)
70,282 km²
English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic)
1:2 (height x width)


Meaning and origin of the Ireland-Flag:

The national flag of Ireland is vertically striped green, white and orange. Again and again, you can also see Irish flags with a more yellowish stripes. Sometimes this arises from misinterpretation of the strip than gold, but this variant is also the official flag of County Offaly [1]. Officially, the colors are ascribed no meaning, but there are plenty of unofficial declarations. So shall green for the island and the Catholic population, are orange for the Protestant population and white for peace between the two denominations. Others see the green, the old Celtic tradition and orange stands for the supporters of William of Orange. White stood for the truce between the two parties. Historically, it is true that Green has long had a tradition as the color of Irish freedom fighters and the orange color of the Protestants of Ulster, is derived from William of Orange. You should remember the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, in which the Protestant William defeated the Catholic James II.

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