Flag of ASEAN

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Flag of Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The ASEAN Flag
UseCivil flag and ensign Small vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag
Proportion2:3
Adopted31 May 1997
DesignThe ASEAN Emblem on a blue background.

The Flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or the ASEAN Flag is one of the official symbols of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It consists of the official emblem of ASEAN on a blue background.

Design

ASEAN flag in front of the Central Post Office building in Manila.

Construction

Set upon a blue background, ten paddy or rice stalks are drawn in the middle of a red circle with white circumference.

The colours of the flag are specified as follows:

Scheme Blue Red Yellow White
Pantone Pantone 286 Pantone Red 032 Pantone Process Yellow
RGB 34-85-158 227-49-49 248-244-0 255-255-255
Hex #22559E #E33131 #F8F400 #FFFFFF
CMYK 100, 60, 0, 6 0, 91, 87, 0 0, 0, 100, 0 0, 0, 0, 0
The ASEAN flag is flown alongside the national flag of Vietnam at the Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium.

The ratio of width to length of the flag is 2:3. The ASEAN Charter includes size specifications for usage of the flag:

Symbolism

The official symbolism of the flag is detailed in the ASEAN Charter.

Flags of ASEAN countries

The colours of the flag – blue, red, white, and yellow – represent the main colours of the national flags of all ten ASEAN member states. Blue represents peace and stability, red represents courage and dynamism, white represents purity, and yellow represents prosperity.

The stalks of rice represent the dream of ASEAN's Founding Fathers for an ASEAN comprising all the countries in Southeast Asia bound together in friendship and solidarity. The number of stalks symbolize ASEAN's ten members

The circle represents the unity of ASEAN.

History

ASEAN's first flag was similar to the current one - it had six paddy stalks representing the five founding members (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand), plus Brunei Darussalam (joined on 7 January 1984) and the word ASEAN written under the stalks. The background was white instead of blue, the border of the circle along with the word ASEAN was cyan, and the circle was bright yellow. The stalks themselves were golden brownish in colour.

References

  1. ^ "International Organizations A-L". www.worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  2. ^ "ASEAN Flag". ASEAN Main Portal. ASEAN. Retrieved 26 May 2024.
  3. ^ Flags of the world
  4. ^ a b c ASEAN Charter
  5. ^ a b "Annex 3 - ASEAN FLAG" (PDF). ASEAN.

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