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Flags of the World – United Kingdom

united kingdom flag

Union Jack | United Kingdom

History | Adopted 1801. The flag combines 3 previous national flags, the red cross of St George, the white saltire of St Andrew and the red saltire of St Patrick.


St George’s Cross | Flag of England

History | Adopted 1606. Various forms of the flag can be dated as far back as the 12th Century. Commonly flown next to the Union Jack. Popular since 1990 at sporting events.


flag of scotland

Flag of Scotland

History | Adapted circa 1542. Also known as St Andrew’s Cross or the Saltire.


flag of ireland flag

Flag of Ireland

History | Adopted 1922.


flag of wales

Flag of Wales

History | Adopted 1959. The red dragon was then included as a supporter of the Tudor royal arms to signify their Welsh descent. It was officially recognised as the Welsh national flag in 1959.


flag of cornwall

Welsh Flag of St David

History | Adopted circa 500-592. The Flag of Saint David has been used as a flag representing Wales (as an alternative to the Red Dragon flag)


cornish flag

Cornish Flag

History | Adopted 1838
Used by Cornish people as a symbol of their identity. The flag is attributed to Saint Piran, a 5th-century Cornish abbot..


Flags of the World – Europe (in alphabetical order)

flag of albania

Flag of Albania

History | Adopted 1912.

The red stands for bravery, strength and valor, while the double-headed eagle represents the sovereign state of Albania


flag of andorra

Flag of Andorra

History | Adopted 1866

The flag is a vertical tricolour of blue, yellow, and red with the coat of arms of Andorra in the centre.


flag of armenia

Flag of Armenia

History | First Used 1918 – Adopted 1990.

The Armenian flag is a horizontal tricolour. The used colors in the flag are blue, red, orange. The proportion of the Armenian flag is 1:2.


flag of austria

Flag of Austria

History | First seen in 13th Century – Adopted 1918.

The flag of Austria has three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red. The Austrian triband is based on the coat of arms of the Babenberg dynasty, recorded in the 13th century.


flag of Azerbaijan

Flag of Azerbaijan

History | Adopted 1991

This flag was first used from 9 November 1918 to 1920, when Azerbaijan was independent, and it was revived with slight variations on 5 February 1991. The nickname for the flag is Üçrəngli Bayraq, which means The Tricolour Flag.


flag of belarus

Flag of Belarus

History | First Adopted 1995.

This design replaced the historical white-red-white flag used by the Belarusian Democratic Republic in 1918, before Belarus became a Soviet Republic, and again after it regained its independence in 1991.


flag of belgium

Flag of Belgium

History | Adopted 1831.

The national flag of the Kingdom of Belgium is a tricolour of three bands of black, yellow, and red. The colours were taken from the coat of arms of the Duchy of Brabant. It has the unusual proportions of 13:15.


flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina

History | originally Adopted 1998

The three points of the triangle stand for the three main ethnic groups (or “constituent peoples”) of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs. The triangle represents the approximate shape of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


flag of bulgaria

Flag of Bulgaria

History | First Adopted 1879.

The flag was first adopted after the 1877–1878 Russo-Turkish War, when Bulgaria gained independence. The national flag at times was charged with the state emblem, especially during the communist era. The current flag was re-established with the 1991 Constitution of Bulgaria and was confirmed in a 1998 law.


flag of croatia

Flag of Croatia

History | Adopted 1990.

The flag combines the colours of the flags of the Kingdom of Croatia (red and white), the Kingdom of Slavonia (blue and white) and partially of the Kingdom of Dalmatia (blue and yellow). Those three kingdoms are the historic constituent states of the Croatian Kingdom.


flag of cyprus

Flag of Cyprus

History | Originally Adopted 1960 (Revised 2006)

The flag of the Republic of Cyprus was preceded by the flag of British Cyprus. Upon independence, Cyprus adopted a new flag, the design of which being created through a design competition in 1960.


Flag of Czechia

History | First Adopted 1920.

The national flag of the Czech Republic is the same as the flag of former Czechoslovakia. Upon the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic kept the Czechoslovak flag while Slovakia adopted its own flag. The first flag of Czechoslovakia was based on the flag of Bohemia and was white over red.


flag of denmark

Flag of Denmark

History | Adopted 1219 (as national flag)

The flag became popular as a national flag in the early 19th century. Its private use was outlawed in 1834, and again permitted in a regulation of 1854. The flag holds the world record of being the oldest continuously used national flag.


flag of estonia

Flag of Estonia

History | Originally Adopted 1918

First adopted on 21 November 1918 after its independence, it was used as a national flag until 1940 when the Soviet Union occupied Estonia. After World War II, from 1944 to 1990, the Soviet Estonian flag consisted first of a generic red Soviet flag with the name of the republic, then changed to the red flag with a band of blue water waves near the bottom. The Estonian flag, which was also used by the Estonian government-in-exile, was officially re-adopted 7 August 1990 one year before its official restoration of independence.


flag of finland

Flag of Finland

History | Adopted 1918.

Finland’s national flag is based on the Scandinavian cross. It was adopted after independence from Russia, when many patriotic Finns wanted a special flag for their country, but its design dates back to the 19th century.


flag or france

Flag of France

History | Adopted 1794

The Tricolour has become one of the most influential flags in history, with its three-colour scheme being copied by many other nations, both in Europe and the rest of the world.


Flag of Georgia

History | Adopted 2004

The current flag was used by the Georgian patriotic movement following the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By the late 1990s, the design had become widely known as the Georgian historical national flag as vexillologists had pointed out the red-on-white Jerusalem cross shown as the flag of Tbilisi in a 14th-century map by Domenico and Francesco Pizzigano.


flag of germany

Flag of Germany

History | Adopted 1949.

National and Merchant Flag. A tricolour, made of three equal horizontal bands coloured black (top), red, and gold (bottom).


flag of greece

Flag of Greece

History | Adopted Originally in 1969

The national flag of Greece, popularly referred to as the “blue and white” or the “sky blue and white”, is officially recognised by Greece as one of its national symbols and has nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white.


flag of hungary

Flag of Hungary

History | Adopted Originally 1957

The flag’s form originates from national republican movements of the 18th and 19th centuries, while its colours are from the Middle Ages. The current Hungarian tricolour flag is the same as the republican movement flag of the United Kingdom (used since 1816) and the colours in that form were already used at least since the coronation of Leopold II in 1790, predating the first use of the Italian Tricolour in 1797.


flag of iceland

Flag of Iceland

History | Adopted 1944.

The civil flag of Iceland had been used as an unofficial symbol since 1913. It was officially adopted on 19 June 1915, to represent Iceland, and has been in use at sea since 1 December 1918, when Iceland became a separate Kingdom in union with Denmark. Other symbolic meanings refer to the natural features of Iceland itself.


flag of italy

Flag of Italy

History | Adopted Originally in 1946

The flag of Italy, often referred to in Italian as il Tricolore; is a tricolour featuring three equally sized vertical pales of green, white and red, with the green at the hoist side. Its current form has been in use since 18 June 1946 and was formally adopted on 1 January 1948.


flag of kazakhstan

Flag of Kazakhstan

History | Adopted 1992

The national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan has a gold sun with 32 rays above a soaring golden steppe eagle, both centered on a sky blue background; the hoist side displays a national ornamental pattern (the horns of the ram) in gold


flag of iceland

Flag of Kosovo

History | Adopted 2008.

The flag design emerged from an international competition, organized by the United Nations-backed Kosovo Unity Team, which attracted almost one thousand entries. The current design was proposed by Muhamer Ibrahimi. It shows six white stars in an arc above a golden map of Kosovo, all on a blue field. The stars symbolize Kosovo’s six major ethnic groups: Albanians, Serbs, Bosniaks, Turks, Romani, and Gorani.


flag of latvia

Flag of Latvia

History | Adopted Originally in 1923

Though officially adopted in 1923, the Latvian flag was in use as early as the 13th century. The red colour is sometimes described as symbolizing the readiness of the Latvians to give the blood from their hearts for freedom and their willingness to defend their liberty.


flag of Liechtenstein

Flag of Liechtenstein

History | Adopted 1982

The flag of Liechtenstein consists of two horizontal blue and red bands charged with a gold crown at the canton.


flag of lithuania

Flag of Lithuania

History | First Adopted 1918.

The flag of Lithuania consists of a horizontal tricolor of yellow, green, and red. It was adopted on 25 April 1918 during Lithuania’s first period of independence (in the 20th century) from 1918 to 1940, which ceased with occupation until restored in 1988.


flag of luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg

History | Adopted 1993

The flag of Luxembourg consists of three horizontal stripes, red, white and blue, and can be in 1:2 or 3:5 ratio. It was first used between 1845 and 1848 and officially adopted in 1993.


flag of malta

Flag of Malta

History | Adopted 1964

The flag of Malta is a basic bicolour, with white in the hoist and red in the fly. A representation of the George Cross, awarded to Malta by George VI of the United Kingdom in 1942, is carried, edged with red, in the canton of the white stripe.


flag of moldova

Flag of Moldova

History | Adopted 1990.

The state flag of the Republic of Moldova is a vertical tricolour of blue, yellow, and red, charged with the coat of arms of Moldova (an eagle holding a shield charged with an aurochs) on the center bar. The obverse is mirrored.


Flag of Monaco

History | Adopted 1881

The national flag of Monaco has two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white, both of which have been the heraldic colors of the House of Grimaldi since at least 1339. The present bicolor design was adopted on 4 April 1881, under Charles III.


flag of montenegro

Flag of Montenegro

History | Adopted 2004

The flag of Montenegro was officially adopted with the Law on the state symbols and the statehood day of Montenegro on 13 July 2004 at the proposal of the government of Montenegro. It was constitutionally sanctioned with the proclamation of the Constitution on 22 October 2007.


flag of the netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands

History | First Adopted 1575.

The flag of the Netherlands is a horizontal tricolour of red, white, and blue. The current design originates as a variant of the late 16th century orange-white-blue Prinsenvlag (“Prince’s Flag”), evolving in the early 17th century as the red-white-blue Statenvlag (“States Flag”), the naval flag of the States-General of the Dutch Republic, making the Dutch flag perhaps the oldest tricolour flag in continuous use.


Flag of North Macedonia

History | Adopted 1995

The flag of North Macedonia is the national flag of the Republic of North Macedonia and depicts a stylized yellow sun on a red field, with eight broadening rays extending from the centre to the edge of the field. It was created by Miroslav Grčev and was adopted on 5 October 1995.


flag of norway

Flag of Norway

History | Adopted 1821

The flag of Norway is red with an indigo blue Scandinavian cross fimbriated in white that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog, the flag of Denmark.


flag of poland

Flag of Poland

History | First Adopted 1919.

The flag of Poland consists of two horizontal stripes of equal width, the upper one white and the lower one red. The two colours are defined in the Polish constitution as the national colours. A variant of the flag with the national coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe is legally reserved for official use abroad and at sea. A similar flag with the addition of a swallow-tail is used as the naval ensign of Poland.


flag of san marino

Flag of San Marino

History | Originally Adopted 1862

The state and war flag of San Marino is formed by two equal horizontal bands of white and light blue with the national coat of arms superimposed in the centre; the coat of arms has a shield with a closed crown on top, flanked by an oak and laurel wreath, with a scroll below bearing the word LIBERTAS (Liberty).


flag of serbia

Flag of Serbia

History | Originally Adopted 1882

The flag of Serbia is a tricolor consisting of three equal horizontal bands, red on the top and blue in the middle (Kingdom), and white on the bottom (Empire). The same tricolour, in altering variations, has been used since the 19th century as the flag of the state of Serbia and the Serbian nation.


flag of slovakia

Flag of Slovakia

History | First Adopted 1992.

The current form of the national flag of Slovakia was adopted by Slovakia’s Constitution, which came into force on 3 September 1992. The flag, in common with many other flags of Slavic nations, uses Pan-Slavic colors – red, white and blue.


flag of slovenia

Flag of Slovenia

History | Originally Adopted 1991

The national flag of Slovenia features three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red, with the Slovene coat of arms located in the upper hoist side of the flag centred in the white and blue bands.


flag of spain

Flag of Spain

History | Originally Adopted 1785

The flag of Spain, as it is defined in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, consists of three horizontal stripes: red, yellow and red, the yellow stripe being twice the size of each red stripe. Traditionally, the middle stripe was defined by the more archaic term of gualda, and hence the popular name rojigualda (red-weld).


flag of sweden

Flag of Sweden

History | Adopted 1906.

The flag of Sweden consists of a yellow or gold Nordic cross (i.e. an asymmetrical horizontal cross, with the crossbar closer to the hoist than the fly, with the cross extending to the edge of the flag) on a field of blue. The Nordic cross design traditionally represents Christianity.


flag of switzerland

Flag of Switzerland

History | Adopted 1889

The flag of Switzerland displays a white cross in the centre of a square red field. The white cross is known as the Swiss cross. Its arms are equilateral, and their ratio of length to width is 7:6. The size of the cross in relation to the field was set in 2017 as 5:8.


Flag of Turkey

History | Originally Adopted 1844

The flag of the Republic of Turkey, officially Turkish flag is a red flag featuring a white star and crescent. The flag is often called al bayrak (the red flag), and is referred to as al sancak (the red banner) in the Turkish national anthem. The current design of the Turkish flag is directly derived from the late Ottoman flag, which had been adopted in the late 18th century and acquired its final form in 1844.


flag of ukraine

Flag of Ukraine

History | Originally Adopted 1848.

The flag of Ukraine is a banner of two equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow (Constitution of Ukraine, Article 20).The flag of Ukraine is a combination of two colors where the top represents the sky and the yellow represents the wheat. The combination of blue and yellow as a symbol of Ukrainian lands comes from the flag of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia used in the 12th century.


united kingdom flag

United Kingdom

History | Adopted 1801.

The flag combines 3 previous national flags, the red cross of St George, the white saltire of St Andrew and the red saltire of St Patrick.


Flag of Vatican City

History | Adopted 1929

The flag of Vatican City was adopted on 7 June 1929, the year Pope Pius XI signed the Lateran Treaty with Italy, creating a new independent state governed by the Holy See. The Vatican flag is based on the 1808 yellow and white flag of the earlier Papal States, to which a papal tiara and keys were later added.


Flags of the World – Countries of North America (in alphabetical order)

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

History | Adopted 1967

The national flag of Antigua and Barbuda was adopted on 27 February 1967 to mark the achievement of self-government. A competition to design the flag was held in which more than 600 local people entered. The winning design was put forth by nationally well-known artist and sculptor Sir Reginald Samuel.


flag of bahamas

Flag of Bahamas

History | Adopted 1973

The national flag of the Bahamas consists of a black triangle situated at the hoist with three horizontal bands: aquamarine, gold and aquamarine. Adopted in 1973 to replace the British Blue Ensign defaced with the emblem of the Crown Colony of the Bahama Islands, it has been the flag of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas since the country gained independence that year.


flag of barbados

Flag of Barbados

History | Adopted 1966.

The national flag of Barbados was officially adopted on 30 November 1966, the island’s first Independence Day, when it was raised for the first time by Lieutenant Hartley Dottin of the Barbados Regiment.


flag of belize

Flag of Belize

History | Originally Adopted 1981

The flag of Belize was adopted on 21 September 1981, the day Belize became independent. It consists of the Coat of Arms on a blue field with red stripes at the top and bottom. The coat of arms recalls the logging industry that first led to British settlement there.


Flag of Canada

History | Adopted 1965

The flag of Canada, often referred to as the Canadian flag, or unofficially as the Maple Leaf and l’Unifolié , consists of a red field with a white square at its centre in the ratio of 1:2:1, in the middle of which is featured a stylized, red, 11-pointed maple leaf charged in the centre.


Flag of Costa Rica

History | Adopted 1906.

The national flag of Costa Rica is based on a design created in 1848. The state flag is also used as the official ensign, and includes the coat of arms of Costa Rica. The civil ensign, omits the coat of arms, since the flag with the Coat of arms is only permitted to be used for the government.


flag of cuba

Flag of Cuba

History | Adopted 1902

The national flag of Cuba consists of five alternating stripes (three blue and two white) and a red equilateral triangle at the hoist, within which is a white five-pointed star. It was designed in 1849 and officially adopted May 20, 1902.


Flag of Dominica

History | Originally Adopted 1978

The flag of Dominica was adopted on 3 November 1978, with some small changes having been made in 1981, 1988, and 1990. The original flag was designed by playwright Alwin Bully in early 1978 as the country prepared for independence.


Flag of Dominican Republic

History | Adopted 1863.

The flag of the Dominican Republic represents the Dominican Republic and, together with the coat of arms and the national anthem, has the status of a national symbol. The blue on the flag stands for liberty, the white for salvation, and the red for the blood of heroes. The flag was designed by Juan Pablo Duarte.


Flag of El Salvador

History | Adopted 1912

The flag of El Salvador features a horizontal triband of cobalt blue-white-cobalt blue, with the coat of arms centred and entirely contained within the central white stripe. This design of a triband of blue-white-blue is commonly used among Central American countries.


Flag of Grenada

History | Adopted 1974

The national flag of Grenada was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom, 7 February 1974. The flag was designed by Anthony C. George of Soubise in Saint Andrew Parish. The civil ensign is the same, except for a 1:2 rather than 3:5 ratio. The naval ensign is based on the British White Ensign, with this flag in the canton (and extending into the cross).


Flag of Guatemala

History | Adopted 1871

The flag of Guatemala, often referred to as “Pabellón Nacional” (literally, “National Flag”) or “Azul y Blanco” (“Blue and White”) features two colors: Sky blue and white. The two Sky blue stripes represent the fact that Guatemala is a land located between two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean sea); and the sky over the country.


Flag of Haiti

History | Adopted 1986

The flag of Haiti is a bicolour flag featuring two horizontal bands coloured blue and red, defaced by a white panel bearing the coat of arms. The coat of arms depicts a trophy of weapons atop a green hill and a royal palm symbolizing independence. The palm is topped by the Cap of Liberty.


Flag of Honduras

History | Originally Adopted 1866

The national flag of Honduras was adopted on March 7, 1866, based on the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America. In 1823 Honduras joined the United Provinces of Central America and adopted their flag. In 1866 it was amended; five cerulean stars were placed in the centre to represent the five original Central American provinces. The colours and pattern are the same as the flag of the United Provinces of Central America.


Flag of Jamaica

History | Adopted 1962

The flag of Jamaica was adopted on 6 August 1962 (Jamaican Independence Day), the country having gained independence from the British-protected Federation of the West Indies. It is currently the only national flag that does not contain the colours red, white, or blue.


flag of mexico

Flag of Mexico

History | Adopted 1968

The flag of Mexico is a vertical tricolor of green, white, and red with the national coat of arms charged in the centre of the white stripe. While the meaning of the colours has changed over time, these three colours were adopted by Mexico following independence from Spain during the country’s War of Independence, and subsequent First Mexican Empire.


flag of Nicaragua

Flag of Nicaragua

History | Adopted 1971

The flag of Nicaragua was first adopted on September 4, 1908, but not made official until August 27, 1971. It is based and inspired on the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America. The triangle, volcanoes, rising sun, Cap of Liberty, and rainbow all appeared on the original emblem.


flag of panama

Flag of Panama

History | Adopted 1925

The flag of Panama was made by María de la Ossa de Amador and was officially adopted by the “ley 48 de 1925”. The Panamanian flag day is celebrated on November 4, one day after Panamanian separation from Colombia, and is one of a series of holidays celebrated in November known as the Fiestas Patrias.


flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis

History | Adopted 1983

The flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis consists of a yellow-edged black band containing two white stars that divides diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner, with a green upper triangle and red lower triangle. Adopted in 1983 to replace the flag of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, it has been the flag of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis since the country gained independence that year.


flag of saint lucia

Flag of Saint Lucia

History | Originally Adopted 1967

The flag of Saint Lucia consists of a cerulean blue field charged with a yellow triangle in front of a white-edged black isosceles triangle.[1] Adopted in 1967 to replace the British Blue Ensign defaced with the arms of the colony, it has been the flag of Saint Lucia since the country became an associated state of the United Kingdom that year. Although the overall design of the flag has remained unchanged, specific aspects of it have been altered over the years.


flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

History | Adopted 1985

The flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was adopted on 21 October 1985. It is composed of a vertical tricolour of blue, gold (double width) and green with three green diamonds arranged in the V pattern centred on the gold band, standing for ‘Vincent’. These diamonds recall Saint Vincent as the “gems of the Antilles”. Blue represents the tropical sky and the crystal waters, yellow stands for the golden Grenadine sands, and green stands for the islands’ lush vegetation.


Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

History | Adopted 1962

The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962. Designed by Carlisle Chang (1921–2001), the flag of Trinidad and Tobago was chosen by the independence committee of 1962. Red, black and white symbolise fire (the sun, representing courage), earth (representing dedication) and water (representing purity and equality).


Flag of The United States of America (USA)

History | Originally Adopted 1775

The flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag or U.S. flag, is the national flag of the United States. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the “union”) bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the U.S.


Flags of the World

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