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Advices about flag size

People often ask us advices about flag size. We can say that the first size flag codification was done for naval and military enviroments. Nowsaday in those spheres they speak about "size".

Measurement unit Width Height
1° size 5,50 mt 8,25 mt
2° size 4,00 mt 6,00 mt
3° size 2,50 mt 3,75 mt
4° size 1,50 mt 2,25 mt
5° size 1,00 mt 1,50 mt
6° size 0,80 mt 1,20 mt
7° size 0,45 mt 0,70 mt
8° size 0,30 mt 0,45 mt
9° size 0,20 mt 0,30 mt

In the nautical environment there are some rules, not always codified, which has different size of the national flag according to the boat length.*

Flag-bearer Class of correspondent flag(size)
Boat Club 3 4 5
Boat from 24 to 18 mt 4 5 6
Boat from 18 to 12 mt 5 6 7
Boat from 12 to 6 mt 6 7 8
Boat lower than 6 mt 7 8 9

The biggest flag is used during festive days or ceremonials. Medium flag is used during the working days while the smallest one is used when it's bad weather.

Considering ground pennant, those are the measures:

Pennant Height Flag Size
2 mt 70x100 cm
3 mt 70x100 cm
4 mt 100x150 cm
6 mt 150x225 cm
8 mt 200x300 cm
10 mt 200x300 cm
12 mt 300x450 cm

* Pietro Palloni (2011) Bandiere & Etichetta. Club Nautico di Rimini, Rimini 2011