Flag of Saxony-Anhalt

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Saxony-Anhalt
Flag of Saxony-Anhalt (state).svg
NameLandesflagge
UseCivil and state flag
Proportion3:5
Adopted30 January 1991

The flag of Saxony-Anhalt is a yellow and black bi-color, with the state's coat of arms centered on the flag.

History[edit]

Black and yellow were the colors of the Prussian Province of Saxony and the pre-1952 State of Saxony-Anhalt, but on 29 January 1991 the traditional order of the colors was reversed to distinguish the flag from the black-over-yellow bi-color of Baden-Württemberg. This was then enshrined in the state constitution of 17 July 1992, where Article 1 deals with the state symbols.

From 1991 to 2017, the flag had two major variants: a plain bi-color as the civil flag and the current flag as the state flag.[1]

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