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by Željko Heimer, 8 April 2002



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The Presidential flag

Recently I saw a photo of Mr. Ulmanis, the Latvian president, with a folded flag behind. It is like a Latvian naval ensign (white with a maroon-white-maroon cross) and with CoA in the canton. Probably it is the presidential flag of Latvia. Could anybody confirm that?
Jan Zrzavy, 14 December 1997

Yes, this was confirmed to me by Latvian Embassy in Paris. You can find it in corr 26 of French Navy Flag book (Album des Pavillons).
Armand Noel du Payrat, 15 December 1997

I believe that the described flag is the premier minister one. The presidential flag has the shield in the center of the cross.
Jaume Olle, 16 December 1997

Here is the image of the Presidential flag from <www.president.lv> . This is the ONLY
flag of the President of Latvia. The central part of it is also included in a bit magnified format.
Renars Urbanovics, 3 May 1999

According to Album 2000 [pay00] - President of the Republic (2:3) - Flag like naval ensign with white rectangular pannel in the middle containing the national coat of arms. According to [neu92] the height of the rectangle is 1/3 of hoist, with length as needed to accommodate the CoA.
Željko Heimer, 8 April 2002

From <www.president.lv>:
"The Banner of the President is white with the rectangular cross in the colour proportions of the national flag. In the centre of the cross covering the interruption of the colours of the national flag there is the big coat-of-arms of Latvia. The height of the coat-of-arms is 1/3 of the width of the Banner, the centre of the sun depicted on the shield of the coat-of-arms is in the centre of the Banner. The proportion between the width of the national colours and that of the Banner is 1:5. The proportion between the length and width of the Banner is 3:2."
Zachary Harden, 21 September 2002


Prime Minister Flag - Ministru prezidenta karogs


by Željko Heimer, 9 April 2002

At www.mk.gov.lv/eng/primeminister/, one can see the flag of the Prime Minister.
Dov Gutterman, 25 January 2002

According to Album 2000 [pay00] - Prime Minister (2:3) - Flag of the design like the naval ensign with the coat of arms in canton. The size of the CoA is equal to the one in the presidential flag (i.e. height 1/3 of hoist), so says Flaggenbuch [neu92] and so depicts l'Album.
Željko Heimer, 9 April 2002