The national flag of Bangladesh was adopted officially on January 17, 1972. ( Bengali: বাংলাদেশ inc-Latn Bangladesh) officially Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It is based on a similar flag used during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The Bangladesh Liberation War (i ( Bengali: মুক্তিযুদ্ধ Muktijuddho) was an armed conflict between West Pakistan (later The map was later deleted from the flag by the order of General Manzur, most likely to simplify the design. A red disc is on top of the green field, offset slightly toward the hoist so that it appears centered when the flag is flying. The red disc represents the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh. Etymology and ethnology The exact origin of the word Bangla or Bengal is unknown though it is believed to be derived from the Dravidian-speaking tribe Bang The green field stands for the lushness of the land of Bangladesh. 
The civil ensign and naval ensign place the national flag in the canton of a red or white field, respectively. The civil Ensign (also known as merchant flag or merchant ensign) is the National flag flown by civil ships (merchant ships and others to denote An ensign is a distinguishing Flag of a ship or a military unit or a distinguishing token emblem or badge such as a symbol of office The design and description of Flags typically uses specialised flag terminology' with precise and technical meanings and is hence a form of Jargon.
The original flag was designed by painter Quamrul Hassan. Quamrul Hassan (1921-1988 was a Bangladeshi artist Hassan was born in Kolkata, India. On the 3 March 1971, the initial version of the flag was hoisted in Bangladesh for the first time at the Dhaka University. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The University of Dhaka (commonly referred to as Dhaka University or just DU) ( Bengali: ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Đhaka  On the declaration of Independence on March 23, 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman flew the flag in his residence. Events 1174 - Jocelin, Abbot of Melrose, is elected Bishop of Glasgow. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান ''Shekh Mujibur Rôhman''
The flag was conceived so as to exclude the crescent and the star considered as symbols of West Pakistan's Islamist thinking. For things named Crescent see Crescent (disambiguation. In art and symbolism a crescent is generally the shape produced when a West Pakistan was the popular and sometimes official (1955&ndash1970 name of the western wing of Pakistan until 1971 when the eastern wing became independent According to Flags of the World, the green used in the flag does not represent the traditional colours of Islam, contrary to some western sources (such as the CIA World Fact Book) . For a list of flags see List of flags or Gallery of flags by design. The World Factbook ( ISSN; also known as the CIA World Factbook) is an annual publication of the Central Intelligence Agency of the Rather, the green colour was chosen to represent the lushness of the natural landscape of Bangladesh. The current flag resembles the flag of Japan with the background a different color. The national flag of Japan is a white Flag with a large red circle (representing the rising sun) in the center
The map was removed from the flag in 1972. One reason given was the difficulty rendering the map correctly on both sides of the flag. 
According to Bangladesh Government specifications , following is the specification of the national flag: