Taiwan Flag Meaning & Details


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 Taiwan Flag
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  • red field with a dark blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white sun with 12 triangular rays

  • the blue and white design of the canton (symbolizing the sun of progress) dates to 1895

  • it was later adopted as the flag of the Kuomintang Party

  • blue signifies liberty, justice, and democracy, red stands for fraternity, sacrifice, and nationalism, and white represents equality, frankness, and the people's livelihood

  • the 12 rays of the sun are those of the months and the twelve traditional Chinese hours (each ray equals two hours)

    note: similar to the flag of Samoa

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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