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Construction Sheet: Bangladesh

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[Bangladesh Flag Construction Sheet] by Željko Heimer

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Description of the Flag

The national flag is bottle green in color and rectangular in size with the length to width ratio of 10:6 bearing a red circle on the body of the green. The red circle has a radius of one fifth of the length of the flag. Its center is placed on the middle of the perpendicular drawn from the nine twentieth part of the flag. The background colour symbolizes the greenery of Bangladesh with its vitality and youthfulness while the red disc represents the rising sun and the sacrifice our people made to obtain our independence.
      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.
Collected from by Dov Gutterman, 23 December 1998.

Colours of the Flag

Item 3(I) of the 'People's Republic of Bangladesh Flag Rules, 1972 (revised up to May, 1992)', Cabinet Division, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh - Deputy Controller, Bangladesh Government Press, Dhaka, 1992, give the colours of the national flag as:
(a) Green - Procion Brilliant Green H-2RS 50 parts per 1000
(b) Red - Procion Brilliant Orange H-2RS 60 parts per 1000

Item 1(II) of the above rules give the size of the flag for buildings (depending on size) as:
(a) 10' x 6' (120 x 72 inches)
(b) 5' x 3' (60 x 36 inches)
(c) 2' 6" x 1'6" (30 x 18")

These Flag Rules, as far as I can tell, form part of the 'Bangladesh National Anthem, Flag and Emblem Order', 1972 (P.O.No.130 of 1972) that established the present form of the flag.
Christopher Southworth, 24 January 2003

The national flag is described as bottle green in color bearing a red circle on the body of the green.

The approximate colour shades are, from Album des Pavillons (2000):
Green: CMYK 100-0-70-40, Pantone 342c
Red: CMYK 0-100-80-5, no Pantone given.
Santiago Dotor, 26 February 2001

I have an "official model" of the flag of Bangladesh for which I have checked the model against a Pantone Chart and can confirm that Bangladesh's idea of "Brilliant Orange" is a slightly orange-red - PMS032C to be exact.
Christopher Southworth, 24 February 2004

The protocol manual for the London 2012 Olympics (Flags and Anthems Manual London 2012) provides recommendations for national flag designs. Each NOC was sent an image of the flag, including the PMS shades, for their approval by LOCOG. Once this was obtained, LOCOG produced a 60 x 90 cm version of the flag for further approval. So, while these specs may not be the official, government, version of each flag, they are certainly what the NOC believed the flag to be. For Bangladesh: PMS 485 red, 342 green. The vertical version is simply the flag turned through 90 degrees clockwise.
Ian Sumner, 10 October 2012