France flag map
Map of France flag. France flag map (Western Europe - Europe) to print. France flag map (Western Europe - Europe) to download. The national flag of France (known in French as drapeau tricolore, drapeau français, and in military parlance, les couleurs) is a tricolour featuring three vertical bands coloured royal blue (hoist side), white, and red as its shown in France flag map. It is known to English speakers as the French Tricolour or simply the Tricolour. Lafayette tricolour cockade was adopted in July 1789, a moment of national unity that soon faded. Royalists began wearing white cockades and flying white flags, while the Jacobins, and later the Socialists, flew the red flag. The tricolour, which combines royalist white with republican red, came to be seen as a symbol of moderation and of a nationalism that transcended factionalism.
The colours and design of the cockade are the basis of the Tricolour flag of France, adopted in 1790. A modified design by Jacques-Louis David was adopted in 1794 as its mentioned in France flag map. A solid white flag was used during the Bourbon restoration in 1815–30, but the tricolour has been used since. Blue and red are the traditional colours of Paris, used on the city coat of arms. Blue is identified with Saint Martin, red with Saint Denis. At the storming of the Bastille in 1789, the Paris militia wore blue and red cockades on their hats. White had long featured prominently on French flags and is described as the "ancient French colour" by Lafayette.
Currently, the flag of France is 50 percent wider than its height (i.e. in the proportion 2:3) and, except in the French navy, has stripes of equal width as you can see in France flag map. Initially, the three stripes of the flag were not equally wide, being in the proportions 30 (blue), 33 (white) and 37 (red). Under Napoleon I, the proportions were changed to make the stripes width equal, but by a regulation dated 17 May 1853, the navy went back to using the 30:33:37 proportions, which it continues to use, as the flapping of the flag makes portions farther from the halyard seem smaller.