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Italy Flag and Description

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The flag of Italy was officially adopted on January 21, 1919.

The modern Italian flag, the famous tricolore, is derived from an original design by Napoleon. It consists of three vertical bands of equal width, displaying the national colors of Italy: green, white and red. Green was said to be Napoleon's favorite color.

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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.