flag patch Bhutan
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Backpackflag/Flag patch Bhutan
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Bhutan is separated in two halves diagonally. The upper left half is orange/ yellow and the lower right half is orange. There is en emblem of a white dragon in the middle of the Bhutan flag facing to the right.
History: This version of the Bhutan flag was adopted in 1969. The country's name in local dialect means Land of the Dragon. In Bhutan thunder is believed to be the sound of dragons roaring. Around 1200 a monastery was built called the Druk (Thunder Dragon) with a sect called the Drukpas, named after it. Ever since then the name and emblem of the dragon have been associated with Bhutan. The country gained its independence from India on Aug. 8, 1949.
Interesting Facts: The flag of Bhutan has been in use since the middle of the 19th century. The form of the dragon was altered a little in the beginning of the 1960s. (source: worldflags101)