The flag of Nepal comprises two juxtaposed triangular figures with a crimson red coloured background and blue borders. In the upper section of the flag sits a white crescent moon with eight rays in its upper side and in the lower section of the flag sits a white sun with twelve rays. The flag of Nepal is the only national flag the is not either rectangular or square in design - the flag's unique design is known as a double-pennon. Originally, the flag's crescent moon and sun had human faces; however, this was modified on 16 December 1962 following the formation of a new constitutional government.
The flag of Nepal holds various symbolism. The flag's colours of crimson red and blue represent the national flower (the rhododendron) and peace respectively. The flag's crescent moon represents the royal house. The sun represents the Rana family.
The flag's ratio is 11:9.