flag patch Cambodia
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Backpackflag/Flag Patch Cambodia
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Cambodia consists of three horizontal stripes - the top and bottom stripes are blue and of equal size; and the center stripe is a larger red one with a white emblem representing the towers of Angkor Wat in the middle of it.
Meaning: The blue color symbolizes the country's royalty. The red represents the nation and the white represents the religion, beginning with Brahmanism, and the current major religion - Buddhism. The emblem of the temple represents the structure of the universe.
History: The Cambodian flag was adopted on June 30, 1993. It was originally adopted on October 29, 1948 and remained until October 1970. The Cambodian flag once again resurfaced in 1993 with the reestablishment of the Cambodian monarchy. Cambodia declared independence from France on November 9, 1953.
Interesting Facts: The first Cambodian flag came into existence around 1863. It was quite similar to the Cambodian flag currently used (source: worldflags101).