Colors and the Meaning of the Moldova Flag
The flag of Moldova is made up of three equal vertical bands. The left strip is blue, the center is yellow and the right band is red. On the yellow stripe and in the middle of the flag is the coat of arms of the country. In this emblem, there is a shield symbol located on the chest of the eagle, which is divided into red-blue color. Inside this shield is a head of a wild European bison surrounded by traditional shapes.
The Moldova flag is based on the Romanian national flag and represents the common heritage of Romania and Moldova. It consists of a Walachia eagle holding the Orthodox Christian Cross in its beak, holding an olive branch in a clutch, and holding Michelin’s wand in the other clutches of Walachia. Walachia is a historic region of Eastern Europe.
History of the Moldova Flag
In ancient times, Moldova, known as the Principality of Moldavia, used a flag with a bison at the center on the red ground. The bison is a symbol of the Moldovan and according to ancient beliefs, it means power, independence, and pride. This bison figure can be seen in the coat of arms of current Moldova.
The three colors of the flags of Romania and Moldova appeared in 1848 and represented the three regions of Romania. The red color represented Moldava, blue Oltenia (east Wallachia, Great Wallachia), yellow Muntenia (west Wallachia, Lesser Wallachia). In modern Romania, colors represent Moldavia, Transylvania, and Wallachia. The colors of the flag are copied only as a symbol of the common roots of the Romanian flag.
Romania – Moldova – USSR
Historically this region, known as Bessarabia, has changed hands many times. Moldova, which lived under the Ottoman rule for many years, entered Russian sovereignty in 1810. Moldova declared independence in 1918 just before joining Romania in 1918. In 1940, it became the Soviet once again under the terms of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In 1940, the Moldova USSR was established and used the Soviet colors and soviet symbol hammer and sick on the flag of all Soviet countries. From 1941 to 1944, Romania, the ally of Axis forces, once again ruled Bessarabia. Romania / Moldova adopted a three-color flag during the 1848 revolutions, and this was a flag that was inspired by the French revolution.
After the war, the Soviets created a Moldavian language and sought to promote the creation of a separate Moldovan nation. This could not conceal the fact that the Moldovans were essentially Romani and although Moldova initially expressed the longing for union with Romania, this statement was not used later. In spite of everything, the flag of Moldova was basically the flag of Romania.
In the past, Wallachia and Moldova were partly united and culturally similar. For this reason, the flags of Romania and the Republic of Moldova are similar. The current flag of Moldova was designed in 1990, and the national colors of the Romanians were blue-yellow-red. The reverse side of the flag has a lighter blue tone than the Romanian flag. The Moldova flag was one of the national flags with different front and back sides. On November 26, 2010, a new law on Moldova State Flag was enacted. With one of the most important provisions, the front side of the flag and the back side have the same look.
Neighboring Countries of Moldova
Moldova is located on the European continent. The number of countries in which Moldova is a neighbor is two. It is bordered by Romania in the West, and in the Northeast and South by Ukraine. The country does not have a seashore.
Main Characteristics of Moldova
Moldova, known for its vine-gardens and world-famous wines, is one of the poorest countries in Europe. The capital is Chisinau. The city which attracts attention with its historical structure and architecture is one of the most visited cities in the country. Moldova language, a dialect of Romanian, is the official language of the country. Moldova leu is used as currency.
A temperate and rainy continental climate prevails. Winters are warm and summers are hot.
Country cuisine has influenced the traditional cuisine of other peoples in the region. The importance of vegetables is great. Meat and corn dishes are consumed quite a lot. Moldova wines are very famous in the region.
|Currency||moldovan leu (MDL)|
|Highest Point||Dealul Bălăneşti (430 m)|
|Total Area||33,851 km2|