National Symbols of Bangladesh

National Flag

The National Flag is in bottle green and rectangular in size in the proportion of 5:3 in terms of length and width, bearing a red circle on the body of the green. The red circle has a radius of one-fifth of the length of the flag. The background green symbolizes the greenery and youthfulness. The red disc represents the rising sun of independence after the long political and cultural struggle.

National Emblem

The National Emblem comprises a floating shapla- water lily- over waves representing water from the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. The shapla is surrounded by a paddy stalk on  either side. Three interlinked jute leaves, with two stars on each side are on the top of the shapla.

National Flower – Shapla (White Lily)

Water lily is a common plant in Bangladesh. One can always see the graceful figure of water lilies in the fields or in a waterside pool. Meanwhile, the quality of water lily is cherished by the people of Bangladesh and is also a reflection of national integrity of Bangladesh. Water lily is known as Bangladesh’s “national

National Animal – Royal Bengal Tiger 

Bengal tigers have a wide range of habitats, including very high and cold coniferous forest in the Himalayas, marsh reeds, dry mountains of the Indian subcontinent, as well as lush rainforests and dry forests in northern India. The average length of male Bengal tigers is 2.9 meters from head to tail, weighing about 220kg; females are slightly smaller, measured about 205 meters long and weighing nearly 140 kg.