A new flag of Myanmar is also known as Burma. It was adopted on 2010 in order to replace the national symbol used since 1974.
A current design has three horizontal stripes: green, yellow and red. In the center of yellow stripe there is a white five pointed star. Three colors used in the flag mean solidarity, unity and tranquility. An other design was proposed in 2007. In this flag the stripes were placed in different order and there was an emblem of a peacock in the center. But the adoption of this flag was announced in local medias before this new state symbol was officially adopted. The first design of the national symbol was proposed in 1948 upon the was against Japanese invaders. It was a red field with a blue canton with a white star in it. In 1974 the existing flag was changed. A new flag had nearly the same color shape but the star became 14 pointed and a rice plantation and a gear were added on the flag. A national flag is respected by local citizens. They respect their historical past and the flag is used during national holidays also it is flown at public institutions.
Total area:676,578 km2
Formation:4. 1. 1948
Currency:myanmar kyat (MMK)