Flag of Italy

Italy
Aspect ratio:
2:3
Vexillological symbol:
National flag on land
Country:
Italy
Capital:
Rome
Size:
301.277 km²
Population:
58.057.477
Continent:
Europe
Languages:
Italian
Currency:
euro (EUR) note: on 1 January 1999, the European Monetary Union introduced the euro as a common currency to be used by financial institutions of member countries; on 1 January 2002, the euro became the sole currency for everyday transactions within the member countries
accepted at:
18.06.1946

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Background knowledge

The flag of Italy is in this form since the 28th July 2006 in use.

Appearance and meaning

The national flag is a tricolor with three vertical stripes in green, white and red.

Following a reform of the Berlusconi government, the colors were defined in 2003 by the law for the first time exactly. Instead of the hitherto most used strong colors the green flag was now more lime green (18-5642TC), the now slightly ivory white (11-4201TC) and the slightly paler red (18-1660TC). Based on this definition, there was a violent quarrel between the flag rightist government and the leftist opposition. On 28 July 2006, the colors were therefore re-specified according to the following new Pantone color codes:

  • 17-6153TC (green)
  • 11-0601TC (white)
  • 18-1662TC (scarlet)

The green stands for the plane, meaning the nature and the countryside. The white stands for the color of the glacier in the Alps. The red stands especially for the blood that was shed in the Italian wars of independence.

Predecessors and development of the national flag

As early as 1797 in Italy appeared the first green-white-red tricolor on the French model. The Transpadanische Republic, a French subsidiary Republic of Napoleon Bonaparte's grace, accepted the flag, which was also by the successor State, the Cisalpine Republic used. 1802 disappeared the tricolor, but was revived in 1848 by the Kingdom of Sardinia, this time with the arms of the House of Savoy in the center. 1861 she was national flag of the newly formed Kingdom of Italy. On 19 June 1946 was the emblem removed from the flag because they feared but at sea of confusion with the flag of Mexico, were on 9 November 1947 respectively inserted a coat of arms in the war flag and in the commercial maritime flag again.

Text courtesy of Flaggenlexikon.de

Hymn

Composer: Michele Novaro (1822-1885) Songwriter: Goffredo Mameli (1827-1849)
Songtext:

Il Canto degli Italiani ("The Song of the Italians"
)| Italian | German || ----------- | ------- |
|
Fratelli d'Italia,
L

'

Italia s'è desta,
Dell'elmo di ScipioS
'è cinta la testa.
Dov'è la Vittoria?
Le porga la chioma,
Che schiava di RomaIddio
la creò

.

*(2×)| Brothers of Italy,
Italy has risen,
And with Scipio's helmetHas
adorned her head


.



Where is the goddess of victory Victoria?
May she bow her head to Italy,
For as a slave of RomeGod
created her

.

|| COROStringiàmci
a coòrte,
Siam pronti alla morte.
Siam pronti alla morte,
L'Italia chiamò.
Stringiàmci a coòrte,
Siam pr
onti
alla morte
.

Siam pronti allamorte,
L'Italia chiamò! Sì! | REFRAINLet's
close ranks,
We are ready to die,
We are ready to die,
Italy has called!
Let's close ranks,We are ready to die
,
We are ready to die,
Italy has called! Yes! || Noi fummo da secoliCalpesti
, derisi,
Perché non siam popolo,
Perché siam divisi


.



Raccolgaci un'unicaBandiera
, una speme:
Di fonderci insiemeGià
l'ora suonò


.


| We have been trodden on
and laughed at
for centuries
,
Because we are not a people,
Because we are


divided.



Let us be united by a single flag
, by a single hope:
that

we may unite

,
for which the hour has already struck


.


|| Uniamoci, amiamoci,
L'unione e l'amoreRivelano
ai popoliLe
vie del Signore


.



Giuriamo far liberoIl
suolo natio:
Uniti, per Dio,
Chi vincer ci può? | Let us unite, let us love each
otherUnity and loveReveal
to the peoplesThe
ways of the Lord.
Let us vow
to liberate
the
native soil:
United by God,
Who can defeat us? || COROStringiàmci
a coòrte .
..
| REFRAINLet
us close ranks .

..

|| Dall'Alpi a SiciliaDovunque
è Legnano,
Ogn'uom di FerruccioHa
il core, ha la mano




,





I bimbi d'ItaliaSi
chiaman Balilla,
Il suon d'ogni squillaI
Vespri suonò








.








| From the Alps to SicilyEverywhere
is LegnanoEvery
man has from FerruccioThe
heart and the handThe
children of ItalyHot
BalillaThe
sound of every war trumpetSound to
vespers






.






|| Son giunchi che pieganoLe
spade vendute:
Già l'Aquila d'AustriaLe
penne ha perdute.
Il sangue d'Italia,
Il sangue Polacco,
Bevé col cosacco,
Ma il cor le bruciò.

COROStringiàmci
a coòrte .
.
. | Soft as rushesAre
the purchased swords:
The Austrian eagleHas
already lost its feathers



.




The blood of Italy,
The blood of
PolandHe drank with the Cossack

.


But his heart has burned it.


REFRAINLet'
s close the ranks .
..
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Flag color codes

Grün
HEX
#008C45
RGB
0, 140, 69
CMYK
100, 0, 100 ,0
RAL
6024
Pantone
17-6153 (Fern Green)
Weiß
HEX
#F4F5F0
RGB
244, 245, 240
CMYK
0, 0, 0, 5
RAL
9016
Pantone
11-0601 (Bright White)
Rot
HEX
#CD212A
RGB
205, 33, 42
CMYK
0, 100, 100, 0
RAL
3028
Pantone
18-1662 TCX (Flame Scarlet)

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