Birmingham (Warwickshire)

Flag Type:  City Flag
Flag Date:  23rd July 2015
Flag Designer:  Thomas Keogh and David Smith
Adoption Route:  Popular Vote
UK Design Code:  UNKG7530
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 286, Yellow 116, Red 186, Dark Red 484
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The Birmingham Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Warwickshire city and its people.

From the hoist issue two conjoined blue triangles, which together act as an abstract representation of the letter B, recalling the name of the city, the colour blue representing Birmingham’s importance in the national canal network. This is bordered by a golden zig-zag shape, similarly forming an abstract vertical letter M. This symbolises the Roman letter for 1000 and in turn Birmingham’s sobriquet as ‘the City of a thousand trades’, the zig-zag shape also represents closed locks on a canal, positioned next to the colour blue .

The overall arrangement of the zig-zag and colours serves to represent the historic arms of the de Birmingham family and current city council. In the centre of the design is charged a golden bulls head for the Bull Ring market which stands at the geographic, economic and historic heart of the city.

The following communities in Warwickshire have registered flags: Birmingham, Coventry and Digbeth.

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