FLAGS OF THE WORLD


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Flags of the World

A flag is a piece of fabric, most often rectangular or quadrilateral, with a distinctive design that is used as a symbol, a signalling device, or as decoration.  The term 'flag' is also used to refer to the graphic design employed, and flags have since evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signalling and identification, especially in environments where communication is similarly challenging (such as the maritime environment where semaphore is used).

National flags are patriotic symbols with varied wide-ranging interpretations, often including strong military associations due to their original and ongoing military uses. : Flags are also used in messaging, advertising, or for other decorative purposes.  The study of flags is known as vexillology, from the Latin word 'vexillum', meaning flag or banner.

Due to the use of flags by military units, 'flag' is also used as the name of some military units.  For example, a flag is equivalent to a brigade in Arab countries, and in Spain, a flag (Bandera), is equivalent to a battalion in the Spanish Legion.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following charts, we cannot be held responsible for any errors.  This page has been broken down into the following sections -- click on the one you wish to see, or simply scroll down the page until you reach it:

Sovereign Nations
UK Counties & Offshore Islands
Australian States & Territories
Canadian Provinces
US States & Territories
Miscellaneous
Semaphore




Sovereign Nations


Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua
& Barbuda
Antilles
(Netherlands)
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
(Netherlands)
Australia
Austria + Eagle
Austria
Azerbaijan
Azores
(Portugal)
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia
(old flag)
Bosnia &
Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Indian
Ocean Territories
British Virgin
Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Canary Islands
(Spain)
Cape Verde
Islands
Cayman Islands
Pre 1999
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Columbia
Comoros
Congo (1997-2006)
Congo Brazzaville
(Republic)
Congo Zaire
Cook Islands
(New Zealand)
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
(Netherlands)
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican
Republic
East Germany Old
Flag (1949-1990)
East Timor
Easter Island
(Chile)
Ecuador
Egypt
Eire
El Salvador
England
(UK)
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia + Crest
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia (old flag)
Georgia
Germany + Eagle
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea Bissau
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
(China)
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq pre 1991
Iraq 1991-2004
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan (Rising Sun)
Japan
Jordan
Kashmir
Kazakhzstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kurdistan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia
(old vergina sun)
Macedonia
Madagascar
Madeira
Malawi (old flag)
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
(Burma pre 2010)
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
North Cyprus
North Korea
Northern Ireland
(UK)
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru + Crest
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Islands
(GB Territory)
Poland + Eagle
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Reunion
(France)
Rhodes
(Greece)
Rhodesia
Romania
Russia (USSR)
Russia
Russia
(Imperial Flag)
Russia
(Presidential Flag)
Ruanda
Saaremaa
Samoa
San Marino + Crest
San Marino
Sao Tome &
Principe
Saudi Arabia
Scotland
(UK)
Scotland
(Lion Rampant)
Seborga
(Italy)
Senegal
Serbia 1882-1918
Serbia Montenegro
1992-2006
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliland
South Africa (old)
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain (State Flag)
Spain
Sri Lanka
St Helena
(GB Territory)
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Pierre
& Miquelon
(France)
St Vincent &
Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria 1932-1958
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tibet
Togo
Tokelau
(New Zealand)
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tuamotus
(France)
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Is
(GB Territory)
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab
Emirates
United Kingdom
Royal Standard
United Kingdom
United States
of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Pre 2006
Venezuela + Crest
Venezuela
Vietnam
(Old Flag)
Vietnam
Wales UK
Wallis & Fortuna
(France)
West Papua
(Indonesia)
Western Sahara
Yemen
Yugoslavia + Star
Yugoslavia
Zambia
Zanzibar
Zimbabwe




UK Counties & Offshore Islands

England


England National Flag
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
Cornwall
Cumberland (old)
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
Durham
East Anglia
Essex
Gloucestershire
Greater London
Greater Manchester
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Huntingdonshire
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Merseyside
Middlesex
Norfolk
Northamptonshire
Northumberland (old)
Northumbria
Nottinghamshire
Rutland
Shropshire
Somerset
Staffodshire
Surrey
Sussex East
Sussex West
Sussex
Tyne & Wear
Warwickshire
West Midlands
Westmor(e)land
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
Yorks East Riding (old)
Yorkshire




Offshore Islands


Isle of Man
Isle of Wight (pre 2009)
Isle of Wight
Isle of Portland
Isles of Scilly
Alderney CI
Guernsey CI
Herm CI
Jersey CI
Sark CI




Northern Ireland


N Ireland (Ulster)
Governor of N Ireland
N Ireland Assembly




Scotland


National Flag
Angus
Caithness
Kirkcudbrightshire
Orkney pre 2007
Orkney Islands
Shetland Islands
Outer Hebrides
Lion Rampant
Church of Scotland




Wales


Wales National Flag
Anglesey
Caermarthenshire
Cardiganshire
Flintshire
Glamorgan
Merionethshire
Monmouthshire
Montgomeryshire
Pembrokeshire
St David
Church of Wales




Australian States & Territories


Australian National Flag
Queensland
New South Wales
Capital Territory
Victoria
South Australia
Tasmania
Western Australia
Northern Territory
Governor General
Prime Minister
Governor Queensland
Governor New South Wales
Governor Victoria
Governor South Australia
Governor Tasmania
Governor Western Australia
Aboriginal
Christmas Island
Cocos Keeling Islands
Lord Howe Island
Norfolk Island




Canadian Provinces


National Flag
Acadia
Alberta
British Columbia
Labrador
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland
& Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Vancouver Island
Yukon




US States & Territories


United States
of America
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michegan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Oregon (reverse)
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisonsin
Wyoming




US Territories


American Samoa
Guam
Johnston Atoll
Midway Atoll
Navassa Island
Northern Mariana
Islands
Palmyra Atoll
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
Wake Island




Miscellaneous


969 Movement
African Union
Al-Qaeda
Alternative für
Deutschland
Antarctic Treaty
Organisation
Basque Region Spain
Brigade 2506
British National
Party
Carbonari
Catalunya
Chinese Soviet Republic
CIA
Commonwealth of
Nations
Druze Religion
European Union
FBI
Formula 1
Chequered Flag
Free France WWII
Freemasons
Harkat-ul-
Mujahideen
Hezbollah
Jolly Roger
National Front
NATO
Nazi Germany WWII
Nova Roma
November 9th Society
Obraz
Olympic Movement
Rastafari
Sikhism
Taliban
Teutonic Order
United Nations
West Indies
World Tamil Movement




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