The national coat of arms is set in the middle of the white stripe, though this version of the flag is traditionally used for official purposes and trips to sea only. The red and white colors of the flag are of heraldic origin and are derived from the 2 coats of arms of the constituent nations Poland. Both variants of the national flag of Poland were officially adopted in 1919, shortly after Poland re-emerged as an independent state in the aftermath of World War I in 1918.
Subsequently, Poland became a partitioned territory for the next 123 years. A new coat of arms was adopted by most of the partitioned regions, while some of them chose to retain the white eagle. During WWI, the German control over the Western-Polish Lithuanian region broke due to the Bolshevik Revolution, resulting in the crippling of Russia’s authority over the region. As a result, Poland became independent of these foreign powers.
Participants of the Warsaw Uprising march wave Polish flags during the March. Thousands of people took part in a march organised by the National… People with Polish national Flags seen outside Wawel Castle ahead of Krakow’s official celebrations of the 11th November – Polish Independence Day,… Polish flag is seen flying with the Palace of Cluture and Sciences silhouetted in the background in Warsaw, Poland on 12 February, 2022. Boards are the best place to save images and video clips. We offer top quality nylon Poland flags made by a leading US Flag company from durable heavyweight nylon.
Browse 5,821 polish flag stock photos and images available, or search for polish flag vector or polish flag face to find more great stock photos and pictures. The basic variant of the national flag is a plain white-and-red horizontal bicolor. A variant defaced with the coat of arms is restricted to official use abroad and at sea.
Several different flags have been used in Poland before the current flag was adopted. In 1138, the Kingdom of Poland was made up of several duchies, each of which had its banner. In 1320, Poland became unified under King Wladyslaw, whose coat of arms consisting of a white eagle with a crown on its head, was used as the national symbol.
The official Polish flag for general use consists simply of two horizontal fields of equal size, with the top one white and the bottom one red. The flag that features Poland’s white eagle set against a red shield on the white field is known as a “”bandera”” (ship’s flag or ensign). According to Polish flag tradition, it is meant to be flown by Polish ships at sea, Polish diplomatic missions and other official institutions abroad, and at special events. Polish national flags seen in Krakow’s city center, on the eve of the Polish Flag Day, also celebrated as a day of Polish immigration. As the leading online vendor of Poland flags, we stock both the Polish national flag and the Poland State Civil Ensign. We also offer a choice of 2 different fabrics.