The flag of the Czech Republic consists of two equal horizontal stripes, with the top stripe being white and the bottom stripe being red. A blue triangle at the hoist reaches two-thirds up the flag.

A golden, five-pointed star tilted to the left resides inside the blue triangle. The white and red stripes represent the historical lands of Bohemia and Moravia. The blue triangle represents the country’s unity, and the golden star represents hope and the bright future of the country.

The flag was first adopted in 1920. After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia created itself as a republic. Since the country’s peaceful split in 1993, when the Czech Republic and Slovakia became independent states, it has been in use.