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About Flag of Bangladesh

The national flag of Bangladesh has a red circle on a green backdrop and was created by Kamrul Hasan. One fifth of the length of the Bangladesh flag is represented by the radius of the red circle.

Green is the traditional colour of Islam, and it also symbolises the vibrant and young vegetation of Bangladesh. The rising sun and the blood shed by the countrymen to gain their independence are represented by the crimson disc.

ASM Abdur Rab, the vice president of the Dhaka University Students’ Union at the time, raised the national flag for the first time on March 3, 1971, at the venerable “Bat tala” on the Dhaka University campus.

Facts about Bangladesh flag

Country Bangladesh
Designed by Shib Narayan Das
Adopted Jan 17, 1972
Revision NA
Design and Colors A red disc on a green field.
Size Ratio 3:5
Official Name: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Proportion: 3:5
Adopted on: January 13, 1972
Designed by: Kamrul Hasan
Location: South Asia bordered by India and Burma and by the Bay of Bengal
Capital City: Dhaka
Major Cities: Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Rajshahi
Area: 56,977 square miles
Population: 161,083,804
Currency: Taka (BDT)
Language: Bengali
National Anthem: “Amar Shonar Bangla” My Golden Bangla
National symbol(s): Bengal tiger, water lily
National colors: green, red
National anthem:
Name: “Amar Shonar Bangla” (My Golden Bengal)
Lyrics/Music: Rabindranath TAGORE