Banner o the Netherlands

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The banner o the Netherlands is a horizontal tricolour o reid, white, an blue. Introduced in 1572, it is ane o the first tricolours an the auldest tricolour still in uise the day. Syne 1937, the banner haes offeecially been the naitional banner o the Netherlands an o the Kinrick o the Netherlands.

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The naitional banner o the Netherlands is a tricolor banner. The horizontal fesses are baunds o equal size in the colours, frae tap tae bottom, reid (offeecially describit as a "bricht vermilion"), white (silver), an blue ("cobalt blue"). The banner proportions (width:lenth) are 2:3. The first stadtholder o the Dutch Republic wis William I o Orange, who jynt wi Dutch naitionalists an led the struggle for unthrildom frae Spain. Pairtly oot o respect for him, the first banner adoptit bi the Dutch wis a horizontal tricolour o orange, white, an blue. It became kent as the Prinsenvlag ("Prince's banner") an wis based on the livery o William o Orange.[1] The orange dye wis parteecularly unstable an tendit tae turn reid efter a while, sae in the mid-17t century, red wis made the offeecial colour. The banner haes flewn syne then, but wis confirmed bi Ryal Decree anerlie in 1937, at the same time the colour parameters wur exactly defined. As the first revolutionary banner, it haes haed a seminal influence throughoot the warld, parteecularly on the Pan-Slavic colors o Roushie. Till aboot 1800, in the case o baith the orange- an the reid-striped versions, the nummer o stripes an thair order frequently varied.

Scheme Bricht Vermilion White Cobalt Blue
Chromatic X=17.2 Y=9.0 Z=2.6 N/A X=7.8 Y=6.8 Z=26.7
RGB (174,28,40) (255,255,255) (33,70,139)
HTML #AE1C28 #FFFFFF #21468B

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  1. The current Banner o New York Ceety an the Banner o Albany, New York an aa each hae an orange stripe tae reflect the Dutch contribution tae the history o those ceeties.