Colors of Bangladesh – in Joy and with Glory

People of Bangladesh are bit more enthusiast about their national colors and symbols of nationalist glory – partly because they are experiencing new wave of patriotism and partly because Bengali people are always enthusiast about good things; so am I. Yet, it happens to be true that, prescribed use of national color, flag and emblems are always not clear to everyone. Hence, on this post on the eve of Victory Day – a flag day of Bangladesh, I’m going to brief some points about our things.

National Colors

Although not legislatively established, it is generally held that green and red are the colors of Bangladesh because they are on the national flag. According to “People’s Republic of Bangladesh Flag Rules, 1972” (rev 2005):

The ‘National Flag’ will be in bottle green and rectangular in size in the proportion of length to width 10: 6 bearing a red circle on the body of the green.

followed by,

  • 3-I (a): The green base of the flag will be of Procion Brilliant Green H-2RS 50 parts per 1000.
  • 3-I (b): The red circular part will be of Procion Brilliant Orange H-2RS 60 parts per 1000.

As Procion (a brand of reactive colors) can not commonly be attained in digital media, common maps for these colors are:

Color as per Constitution

Color name in rule book

Color described (parts per 1000)



RGB (web color)


Green Bottle Green

Procion Brilliant Green H-2RS 50


Pantone 342c


165° 100% 45%



Procion Brilliant Orange H-2RS 60

0-100-80-5 No Pantone given #f42a41 351° 89% 88%

National flag has a construct as described:

  • 3-IV (a): When the length of the ‘Flag’ is 10′ its width will be 6′.
  • 3-IV (b): The radius of the red circle in the ‘Flag’ will be 2′.
  • 3-IV (c): Draw a perpendicular on 4½’ from the left hand of the length of the ‘Flag’ and a horizontal line from the middle of its width.
  • 3-IV (d): The Centre of the red circle will be at the point of intersection of these two lines.


Info: In the constitution, the flag is described as,

1-4 (2) The national flag of the Republic shall consist of a circle, coloured red throughout its area, resting on a green background.

With joy and love. “Victory of Bangladesh be fruitful with many more joy”.

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