BACKPACKFLAGS flag patch Luxembourg
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Backpackflag/Flag Patch Luxembourg
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Luxembourg consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes - the top stripe is red; the middle one is white; and the bottom stripe is light blue.
Meaning: The colors of the Luxembourg flag take their origin from the 13th century coat of arms of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Count Henry VI. The coat of arms featured a red lion on a field of striped white and blue lines. The coat of arms of Luxembourg dates back to medieval times.
History: The Luxembourg flag was adopted on June 23, 1972. The Luxembourg flag was influenced by the French flag. Luxembourg declared independence from Germany in 1835 and designed a horizontal flag in 1845.
Interesting Facts: The Luxembourg flag is similar to the flag of the Netherlands, which uses a darker shade of blue. The similarity, however, is just a coincidence, there's no historical connection (source: worldflags101).