Italy flag map
Map of Italy flag. Italy flag map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Italy flag map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. The flag of Italy (bandiera d'Italia, often referred to in Italian as il Tricolore) is a tricolour featuring three equally sized vertical pales of green, white, and red, with the green at the hoist side as its shown in Italy flag map. Its current form has been in use since 19 June 1946 and was formally adopted on 1 January 1948. The first entity to use the Italian tricolour was the Cispadane Republic in 1797, after Napoleon victorious army crossed Italy. During this time many small republics of Jacobin inspiration supplanted the ancient absolute states and almost all, with variants of colour, used flags characterised by three bands of equal size, clearly inspired by the French model of 1790.
The flag colours chosen by the Republic of Italy were red and white, the colours of the flag of Milan, and green, which was the colour of the uniform of the Milanese civic guard. Some have attributed particular values to the colours, and a common interpretation is that the green represents the country plains and the hills; white, the snow-capped Alps; and red, blood spilt in the Wars of Italian Independence as its mentioned in Italy flag map. A more religious interpretation is that the green represents hope, the white represents faith, and the red represents charity; this references the three theological virtues.
The flag of Italy is similar to many flags of putatively similar origins. The Italian tricolour is particularly similar to the flag of Ireland, which is green, white, and orange (a tone very similar to the red used in the Italian flag), but with different proportions (1:2 against 2:3) and the flag of the Ivory Coast, in which the colours, orange, white, and green are reversed, while the proportions are the same as you can see in Italy flag map. Confusion may also exist between the Italian tricolour (particularly when hoist vertically) and the flag of Hungary, which has the same colours positioned horizontally, although with a 1:2 ratio and with red uppermost.