History of the flag of Brunei
The flag in its present form but without the crest in the center has been in use since 1906 when the country became an English protectorate. But even after signing an agreemet the country remained nominally independent and had its on symbols like the flag. The central crest was imprinted on the the flag in 1959 after the Constitution of the country was adopted.
Modern design of the flag
Nowadays the flag has a central crest of Brunei on a yelo field. The red crest is cut by white and black diagonal stripes. The red crest consists of the cresent, hands on the side and a parasol. Yellow in asian tradition is a symbol of loyalty, the cresent symbolises islam as a
national religion, the parasol is a symbol of monarchy. Black and white stripes are symbols of chief prime ministers who governed the country in conjonction with sultan and became advisers then he came of age. The wide stripe is a bit wider then a black one it is because the foregn affairs prime minister had a little bit more power in the state that time.
The Sultan, rajas and other leaders of the country are allowed to have their ow personal standarts. Its design is based on the main natonal symbols but must be different from the main national flag. For example, Her Majesty Raja`s flag is light yellow incorporated with a red crest in the center.
Capital city:Bandar Seri Begawan
Total area:5,765 km2
Formation:1. 1. 1984
Currency:brunei dollar (BND)