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The Romanian flag still keeps the 1848 revolutionary spirit: "Justice and brotherhood". Its colors mean blue sky (freedom), gold grains (wealth) and red blood (heroes' sacrifices).

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The official flag of Romania is blue, yellow, red in three vertical stripes and was adopted revolutionary flag in 1848. The coat of arm represent each historical region: Wallachia – a golden eagle, Moldavia – a bull, Banat and Oltenia – a lion, Crişana and Maramureş – a black eagle and Dobrudja – two dolphins. The flag: red, yellow and blue – three vertical stripes. Adopted as flag during 1848 revolution, became the official flag of Romania after the 1859 Union.

The coat of arms: adopted in 1992, represents a golden eagle on a blue background that holds a cross in its beak, and a sword and a scepter in its claws and a shield on its chest. The shield symbolizes the historical provinces: Wallachia (the upper left shield – on blue background an eagle holding in its beak a golden orthodox cross with a golden sun at its right and a full moon at its left), Moldavia (the upper right shield – on red background a black bull with a star between its horns, a five petal silver rose at its right and a silver half-moon at its left), Banat and Oltenia (the lower left shield – on red background a two arch yellow bridge on water – symbolizes the Emperor Traian’s bridge across Danube built by Apolodor from Damascus – upon which stands a golden lion with a sword in his right forepaw), Maramureş and Crişana (the lower right shield – with two sides on a blue background, a black eagle with golden claws, a golden sun at its right and a silver moon at its left; the lower side features seven towers on yellow background, four in the first row and three in the second), Dobrudja (the lower middle shield – on blue background two face to face dolphins with their heads downwards.

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