Flags Of The World - Greece

Modern Greek flags. Ellás - Hellenic Republic, Ellinikì Dhimokratìa. Origin and meaning of the flag. Unofficial alternative flag. Shade of the national flag. Jack. Coat of arms. The striped flag has been in use since 1822, and was approved in 1832. The nine stripes are said to stand for the nine syllables of the Greek patriots' motto: Eleutheria e Thanatos meaning "Freedom or Death". This motto is now the national motto of Greece. [Greek History Excerption]

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