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Specifications and Construction Sheet (Andorra)

Last modified: 2004-03-13 by santiago dotor
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[Construction Sheet (Andorra)] 7:10 | stripes 8+9+8
by Carlos Esparza and Zeljko Heimer from an original World Flag Database image

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Specifications and Construction Sheet

Smith 1980 gives the ratio as exactly 2:3 (how can he be sure if they are de facto flags?). Album des Pavillons 2000 gives the ratio as ~2:3 and also provides the construction details (where do they come from if there is no document determining the overall ratio?) In any case, I used the construction details in Album des Pavillons 2000 on the above image. The shield is 20 units wide set in the middle of 36 unit wide yellow stripe. The overall ratio is then ~67:100 i.e. ~2:3.

Zeljko Heimer, 31 January 2001

The origin of the ~67 height dimension is 2/3rds of the length: 100x2/3 = 66.666... The data for arms and stripes are extracted from a page received 22nd January 1999 from Michel Lupant, Bandera del Principat d'Andorra. In that plate, width is 70 (thus, near 67) and ratio is 7:10. The colours are extracted from coat-of-arms received 1st December 1993 from the French Co-prince [i.e. French President].

Armand Noel du Payrat, editor of Album des Pavillons 2000, 1 February 2001

So the stripes' proportion is not 1+1+1 (equal stripes) but 32+36+32 i.e. 8+9+8. I can see several reasons for such odd proportions — heraldic reasons, to start with. And apparently the "never adopted but official" ratio is 7:10 not 2:3.

Santiago Dotor, 1 February 2001

[Last] weekend I was in Andorra. (...) The national flag is hoisted [showing arms] in several sizes around Andorra. In the government house, comuna house [city hall?], and other official services, size of the arms is 1/3 of the flag's height; but other flags show with arms 1/5 of the flag's height.

Jaume Ollé, 18 March 2001