Flag of Mongolia

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Flag of Mongolia.svg
Name Mongolian State Flag
Use National flag
Proportion 1:2
Adopted December 26, 1911 (version of the Bogd Khaanate of Mongolia)

January 12, 1992 (current version)

Design A vertical bicolour triband of red, blue, and red; charged with the national emblem in yellow, centred on the hoist-side red band
Golden sun and moon of the Xiongnu

The Flag of Mongolia (Mongolian: Монгол улсын төрийн далбаа, State flag of Mongolia) consists of three equal bands, of alternating red, blue and red, with the soyombo national symbol[1] centering the first red band in yellow. The central blue band is described as the eternal blue sky, while the side red bands represent the ability of Mongolia to thrive in its harsh environment. The soyombo is a columnar arrangement of abstract and geometric representations of fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and the Taijitu or Yin-Yang symbol. The current flag was adopted on February 12, 1992, after the transition of Mongolia to a democracy. It is similar to the flag of 1940, except for the removal of the socialist star on top of the Soyombo.

Historical flags[edit]

Historical flags of Mongolia[edit]

"Many countries of the world have a flag. So our Mongol country should have one."[2]


Flag of Mongolia

A new standard for the flag was approved in July 2011.[3]

Scheme Blue Red Yellow
CMYK 100-60-0-0 10-100-90-0 0-15-100-0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 8
  2. ^ Report of the newly declared Mongol khanate.
  3. ^ "Төрийн далбаа стандарттай болов". Ерөнхийлөгчийн тамгын газар 100-60-0-0 10-100-90-0 0-15-100-0. 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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