The national flag of Bangladesh is bottle green in color and rectangular in size with
the length to width ratio of 10:6. It bears a red circle on the background of
green. The color in the background represents the
greenery of Bangladesh while the red circle symbolizes the rising sun and the sacrifice
of lives in our freedom fight. The national flag was designed by Kamrul
The Flag of Bangladesh
Prescribed sizes of the flag for buildings are 305cm X 183cm, 152cm X
91cm and 76cm X 46cm and for vehicles are 38cm X 23cm and 25cm X 15cm.
At the very outset the flag had a different look. There was
a golden colored map of Bangladesh at the center of the red circle.
This was the original design of the flag of Bangladesh under which the
valiant freedom fighters fought during the liberation war.
Previous look of the flag
The national flag was first hoisted
on the 3rd of March 1971 by ASM Abdur Rab, the then Vice President of Dhaka
University Students´ Union, at the
historic 'Bat tala' in Dhaka University campus. This
flag was also raised at the then Ramna Racecourse (now a park renamed as
Shuhrawardy Uddayan) when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave his historic speech "this
time our struggle is for liberation."
The flag of Bangladesh was first hoisted in the UN September 1974. China used
her veto against admission of Bangladesh in the UN 1972 and repeated in the year
1973. The Bangladesh flag appeared later in the UNs´ stamp series "Flag of the