The flag of Latium is single-coloured pale blue and shows in the middle the logo of the region. This is an octagonal emblem, which is divided into nine fields. Four of them show the Italian national colors, the other five fields show the of the coats of arms of the five provinces of Latium: Viterbo, Rieti, Rome, Frosinone, Latina. There are variations of the flag with laurel and olive branches on the left and on the right side of the emblem, and a golden crown above. There are also versions of the flag, which additionally show the golden inscription "REGIONE LAZIO". Furthermore are known, white flags with the emblem of Latium.
1209 · a large part of the Duchy of Spoleto (today a part of Umbria) gets purchased from the Papal States (Patrimonium Petri)
1796 · Italy Campaign of Napoléon
1798 · French troops of Napoléon march into Rome, the Pope goes to Valence in France, the Papal States (Patrimonium Petri) become the "Roman Republic", in 1799 Papal States again, but is in 1809 annexed by France
1799 · withdrawal of the French troops, invasion of troops from the Kingdom of Naples, the "Roman Republic" ends
1801 · concordat with France, restore of the Papal States
1808 · Marches and the Romagna become separated by Napoléon from the Papal States and annexed to the Kingdom of Italy under King Napoléon I.
1815 · Congress of Vienna, restore of the Papal States
The name "Latium" was already used in ancient times. It describes the initial settlement area the Latins, but only the farthest south of the today's Latium was meant with this term in the antiquity (Latina).