Banner o Armenie

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The naitional banner o Armenie, the Armenian Tricolour (kent in Armenian as Եռագույն, Yerakouyn), consists o three horizontal baunds o equal width, red on the top, blue in the middle, an orange (an aa described as "colour o apricot") on the bottom. The Armenian Supreme Soviet adoptit the current banner on 24 August 1990. On 15 Juin 2006, the Law on the Naitional Banner o Armenie, governin its uisage, wis passed bi the Naitional Assembly o Armenie.

Throughoot history, there hae been mony variations o the Armenian banner. In auncient times, Armenian dynasties wur representit bi different seembolic animals displayed on their banners.[1] In the twintiet century, various Soviet banners representit the Armenian naition.

The meanings o the colors hae been interpretit in mony different ways. For example, red haes stood for the blood shed bi Armenian sodgers in war, blue for the Armenian sky, an orange represents the fertile lands o Armenie an the wirkers who wirk them.[2]

The offeecial definition o the colors, as statit in the Constitution o the Republic o Armenie, is:

The Red emblematizes the Armenian Hieland, the Armenian fowk's continued struggle for survival, maintenance o the Christian faith, Armenie's unthirldom an freedom. The Blue emblematizes the will o the fowk o Armenie tae live beneath peaceful skies. The Orange emblematizes the creative talent an haurd-wirkin nature o the fowk o Armenie.[3]

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Since the Armenian government does no specify the exact shades o red, blue, an orange, twa different versions o the banner are in common uise. The mair common version consists o brichter shades, whereas the colors o the less common version are mair mutit. The follaein table gives the approximate RGB values o the colors uised in those twa versions:[4]

Mair common version Less common version
Flag of Armenia.svg Flag of Armenia (variant).svg
Red 255-0-0 216-28-63
Blue 0-0-170 85-117-196
Orange 255-153-0 239-107-0

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Evolution of the Armenian Flag". Armenianheritage.com. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  2. "Armenia". Vexilla Mundi. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  3. "General Information: section the Flag". Government of Republic of Armenia. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  4. The Jasc Paint Shop Pro v. 8 program was used to collect the RGB values for the listed flags.