Pakistan Flag Dimensions

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With 14 August 2016 coming tomorrow I am studying the dimensions of the Pakistan flag as recommended in [3]. The results are shown in above figure. All dimensions are with reference to the height of the flag “H”. Width of the flag is one and half times H, shown as “3H/2” in dimension. The white strip is 1/4th of the total width that translates to 3/8th of height. The outer arc of crescent is a circle with center at center of the green portion with radius thirty percent of flag height. The five pointed star is circumscribed by circle of radius 1/10 H and touches the first circle from inside towards the top right corner. One point of the star is aligned towards top right corner. The inner arc radius is 11/40 times the height with center on off-diagonal line at a distance of 13/20 H from  top right corner. The flag is colored in Pakistan green having standard RGB values (red = 0, green = 102, blue = 0) or with hex triplet #006600 or the HSV value = (h = 120, s = 100, v = 40). The left strip, the star and  the crescent are painted in white. The flag is supported from left white side. The flag is not to be flown vertically. The below figure shows an example with height taken as 20.

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Programmed tikz to draw the flag in latex.


\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric}
\begin{document}
\definecolor{green}{RGB}{0, 100, 0}
\noindent\begin{tikzpicture}
% Use wikipedia's dimensions

  \fill[green] rectangle (12, 8);%G=8, L=12, L=1.5 G
    \fill[white] (.01,.01) rectangle (2.98, 8);%G=8, L=12, L=1.5 G

   \fill[white] (7.5,4) circle (2);
   \fill[green] (7.9,4.4) circle (1.6);
    \node[star,fill=white, minimum size=1.7cm, rotate=25, star point ratio=2.617,inner sep=0pt] at (8.9,5.5) {};
  \end{tikzpicture}
  \end{document}

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National Assembly Passed the Design on 11 August 1947

That this assembly resolves that the national flag of the federation of Pakistan be of the following description.

“A dark green rectangular flag in the proportion of length and width 3:2 with a white vertical bar at the mast, the green portion bearing a white crescent in the centre and a five-pointed white heraldic star. The size of the white portion being one-fourth the size of the flag, nearest the mast, the remainder three-fourths being dark green. the dimensions of the crescent and star are obtained as follows:

“Draw the diagonal from the top right hand corner to the bottom left corner of the green portion. On this diagonal establish two points ‘A’ and ‘B’. Point ‘A’ at a distance equidistant from top right and bottom left hand corners of the green portion, i.e. the centre of the green portion. Point ‘B’ at a distance from the top right hand corner equal to 13/20th the width of the flag. With centre point ‘A’ and radius 1.1/4th the width of the flag describe a second arc. The enclosures made by these two arcs form the crescent. The dimensions of the five-pointed white heraldic star are determined by drawing a circle 1/10th the width of the flag. The circle surrounds the five points of the heraldic star. The star lies with one point on the diagonal at a point where the larger arc of the crescent, if completed, cuts the diagonal.”


Flag Construction References:

  1. http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/flagspec.html
  2. http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/pk’.html
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20071114124633/http://www.pakistan.gov.pk/divisions/ContentInfo.jsp?DivID=23&cPath=221_227&ContentID=758

 

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