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What is the flag of Germany?

The German flag consists of three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red and gold.

 

Federal Coat of Arms of Germany

 

The eagle is the heraldic animal of the coat of arms of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its history as an emblem is far longer, however. To the Germanic tribes the eagle was the bird of the god Odin, and by the Romans, too, it was revered as the symbol of the supreme god, of the emperor and of invincibility. From there and through its religious significance in Christendom it came to be incorporated into mediaeval symbolism.


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