The World Flag Chart

◀︎ Flags of 2001 ▶︎

Sub-Saharan Africa


green-yellow-red, blue disc, yellow pentagram
Ethiopia 11 The plain tricolour is still flown unofficially.
red-yellow-green, black star
Ghana
red-yellow-green
Guinea
green-yellow-red
Mali
green-yellow-red, green star
Senegal
green-red-yellow, yellow star
Cameroon
blue-yellow-red
Chad
green-white-green
Nigeria
orange-white-green
Côte d'Ivoire
orange-white-green, orange disc
Niger
blue-white-green
Sierra Leone
green-yellow-blue
Gabon
blue-yellow-green, golden sun
Rwanda
diagonal green-yellow-red, thin middle stripe
Republic of the Congo
yellow-red, thick green stripe
Benin
yellow-green, thick red stripe, black star
Guinea-Bissau
red-green, thick white stripe
Madagascar
red-green, yellow star
Burkina Faso
red-black, yellow cog and machete
Angola
black-red-green, red sunrise
Malawi
black-red-green, white outlines, shield and spears emblem
Kenya
green-black-yellow, white outlines, red triangle, hoe and machete emblem
Mozambique
diagonal green-black-blue, yellow outlines
Tanzania
diagonal blue-red-green, white outlines, yellow sun
Namibia
green sideways Y outlined in yellow and white surrounded by black, red and blue
South Africa
red-blue-green with thin white outlines
The Gambia
blue, thin black stripe, white outlines
Botswana
green, orange eagle, three short red-black-orange stripes
Zambia
green-yellow-green, two black stars, red triangle
São Tomé and Príncipe
green-yellow-red-black-red-yellow-green, white triangle, black outline, red star, yellow bird
Zimbabwe
6 red-yellow-black stripes, white circle, crane
Uganda
5 green-yellow stripes, red canton, white star
Togo
11 red-white stripes, blue canton, white star
Liberia
green-red triangles, white saltire, white circle, 3 red 6-pointed stars outlined in green
Burundi
green-white-red, blue triangle, coat of arms
Equatorial Guinea
green-white-red, black star, green shahada on the top stripe
Somaliland
diagonal white-blue-green, brown shield
Lesotho
blue-white-green-yellow, thin red stripe, yellow star
Central African Republic
blue-red-blue, yellow outlines, shield and spear
Swaziland
blue, three white-red-white stripes, ring of 10 yellow stars
Cape Verde
blue, yellow star, line of 6 yellow stars
Democratic Republic of the Congo
blue, white star
Somalia
blue-green, white triangle, red star
Djibouti
blue-green, red triangle, yellow olive branch emblem
Eritrea
black-red-white, white outline, blue triangle, yellow star
Southern Sudan
SPLM flag 22 Flag of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, which sought independence for the southern part of Sudan. Direct predecessor of the modern flag. The region did not have an official flag within Sudan.
blue-yellow-green, elliptical ring of 6 red stars
Ogoni 33 Some versions of the flag have the ring of stars extending over all three stripes.
red-green-red, yellow sunburst, green tree, red star
Oromia
OLF flag 44 Flag of the Oromo Liberation Front, a nationalist liberation movement within Ethiopia. The regional government flies a red, white and black flag with a tree in the middle.
red, yellow triangle, yellow star
Tigray

Middle East and North Africa


red, white crescent and star
Turkey
red, white disc, red crescent and star
Tunisia
red, green pentagram
Morocco
green-white, red star and crescent
Algeria
green, yellow crescent and star
Mauritania
plain green
Libya
black-white-green, red triangle
Palestine
black-white-green, red triangle, white 7-pointed star
Jordan
black-white-green, red triangle, red crescent and star
Western Sahara
Polisario flag 55 Flown by the Polisario Front and the unrecognized Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, which claims to be the rightful government of the disputed Western Sahara. Most of the territory is occupied by Morocco.
green-white-black, thick red stripe
United Arab Emirates
green-white-red, black trapezoid
Kuwait
red-white-black, yellow eagle
Egypt
red-white-black
Yemen
red-white-green, green triangle
Sudan
red-white-black, green Arabic inscription punctuated by three green stars
Iraq
red-white-black, two green stars
Syria
white, two thin blue stripes, blue star of David
Israel
white, orange map of cyprus, green wreath
Cyprus
white, two red stripes, red crescent and star
Northern Cyprus
red-white-red, green cedar tree
Lebanon
green-white-red fimbriated with white caligraphy, red tulip emblem
Iran
white-red-green, thick red stripe, white emblem
Oman
red, thick white serrated stripe
Bahrain
maroon, serrated white stripe
Qatar
green, white shahadah, white sword
Saudi Arabia
red-white-green, yellow sun
Kurdistan
blue-green-yellow, red letter yaz
Amazigh
green-red-yellow-blue-white
Druze
white, wavy red-white-blue saltire, azure-orange 4-pointed star, gold image of Assur
Assyrians

Western Europe


blue-white-red
France
green-white-red
Italy
green-white-orange
Ireland
blue-yellow-red, coat of arms
Andorra
black-yellow-red
Belgium
black-red-yellow
Germany
red-white-blue
Netherlands
red-white-azure
Luxembourg
red-white-red
Austria
national flag 66 Flown by private citizens and municipalities.
red-white-red, black eagle
Austria
federal service flag 77 Flown by the federal government and the armed forces.
red-yellow-red, coat of arms
Spain
red, white square cross
Switzerland
red, white nordic cross
Denmark
national flag 88 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
red, white nordic cross, swallowtail cut
Denmark
sovereign flag 99 Flown by the royal house, the government, and the armed forces. Also granted to a select list of private institutions and companies.
red, white-blue nordic cross
Norway
merchant flag 1010 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
red, white-blue nordic cross, swallowtail cut
Norway
state flag 1111 Flown only on state-owned buildings and naval ships.
blue, white-red nordic cross
Iceland
national flag 1212 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
blue, white-red nordic cross, swallowtail cut
Iceland
state flag 1313 Flown on government buildings and coast guard ships.
blue, yellow-red nordic cross
Åland
blue, yellow nordic cross
Sweden 1414 Flown for all purposes. A three-tailed version of the national flag is flown by the military.
white, blue nordic cross
Finland
national flag 1515 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
white, blue nordic cross, red square coat of arms outlined in yellow
Finland
state flag 1616 Flown by the government, border guard, and public universities. The armed forces fly a version with a swallowtail cut.
white, blue-red nordic cross
Faroe Islands
9 blue-white stripes, blue canton containing a white cross
Greece
blue, red-white pinwheel saltire outlined in white, red cross outlined in white
United Kingdom
white, red cross
England
white, red cross, smaller yellow norman cross
Guernsey
white, red cross, white 6-pointed star, red hand, crown
Northern Ireland
Ulster banner 1717 Northen Ireland has not had an official flag since 1973, but the Ulster Banner is still flown by some sporting teams and private citizens. More or less exclusively a unionist symbol. Nationalists tend to fly the Irish tricolour instead.
blue, white saltire
Scotland
white-green, red dragon
Wales
white-blue, coat of arms
San Marino
blue-red, yellow crown
Liechtenstein
red-white
Monaco
national flag 1818 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
white, coat of arms
Monaco
princely flag 1919 Flown over the Prince's Palace and government buildings.
white, red castle, red stripe, yellow key
Gibraltar
yellow-white, crossed keys emblem
Vatican City
white-red, silver George Cross
Malta
red, thick green stripe, yellow armillary sphere, coat of arms
Portugal
blue-white, yellow goshawk, arc of 9 yellow stars, coat of arms
Azores
blue-yellow-blue, red cross, smaller white cross
Madeira
white-blue-yellow, coat of arms
Canary Islands
white, blue diagonal stripe, coat of arms
Galicia
white, red saltire, coat of arms
Jersey
9 red-yellow stripes
Catalonia
senyera 2020 The traditional Catalan flag, and the official flag of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
9 red-yellow stripes, blue triangle, white star
Catalonia
estelada 2121 The flag preferred by supporters of Catalan independence.
9 black-white stripes, white canton, 11 ermine spots
Brittany
black, white cross
Cornwall
white, black moors head emblem
Corsica
yellow, black lion
Flanders
yellow, red rooster
Wallonia
diagonal yellow-red, triskellion
Sicily
red, white triskellion
Isle of Man
red, green saltire, white cross
Basque Country
blue, thick red stripe outlined in green and yellow, blue and red ring
Sápmi

Eastern Europe


white-blue-red
Russia
white-blue-red, coat of arms
Slovenia
white-blue-red, coat of arms
Slovakia
red-white-blue, coat of arms
Croatia
blue-white-red
Yugoslavia
white-red, blue triangle
Czech Republic
white-red
Poland
state flag 2222 Flown over the Presidential Palace, parliament, provincial legislatures, and other government buildings. Technically only allowed for private use on national holidays, but in practice flown throughout the year by anyone.
white-red, coat of arms
Poland
coat of arms flag 2323 Only supposed to be flown by embassies, airports, and merchant ships. In practice, flown by private citizens as well.
red-white-green
Hungary
white-green-red
Bulgaria
blue-black-white
Estonia
red-blue-orange
Armenia
yellow-green-red
Lithuania
blue-red-green, white crescent and 8-pointed star
Azerbaijan
maroon-white-maroon
Latvia
maroon, black-white canton
Georgia
red, black two-headed eagle
Albania
red, yellow 8-ray sunburst
Macedonia
red, green stripe, white-red ornamental band
Belarus
blue-yellow-red
Romania
blue-yellow-red, coat of arms
Moldova 2424 The back side of the flag was just a plain tricolour.
blue-yellow
Ukraine
blue, yellow triangle, line of 8 white stars along its diagonal edge
Bosnia and Herzegovina
green, three crossed yellow arrows, 12 yellow stars
Adygea
seven green-white stripes, red canton with white hand and 7 stars
Abkhazia
green, white stripe outlined in red
Chechnya
green-red, thin white outline
Tatarstan
white-red-yellow
Ossetia 2525 Flown by the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia and the Russian republic of North Ossetia.
yellow, maroon stripe, maroon tree of life
Chuvashia
black-white-red, 8 pointed star
Udmurtia
blue-white-red, red Mari cross, red inscription
Mari El
blue-white-red, three yellow stars
Gagauzia
blue-white-green, gold flower emblem
Bashkortostan
blue-green-white
Komi
red-blue-green
Karelia
blue, yellow tamgha
Crimean Tatar
white, blue circle, white lotus flower
Kalmykia

Central Asia and Siberia


green-white-black, yellow mosque
Afghanistan
red-white-green, yellow crown, 7 yellow stars
Tajikistan
red, yellow sun, red circular pattern resembling the top of a yurt
Kyrgyzstan
blue, yellow eagle and sun, yellow ornamental stripe
Kazakhstan
green, red carpet-pattern band, white crescent, 5 white stars
Turkmenistan
blue-white-green, red outline, white crescent and 12 white stars
Uzbekistan
blue-yellow-green, white and red outlines, white crescent and 7 stars
Karakalpakstan
blue, white crescent and star
East Turkestan 2626 The national flag of the Uyghur people, banned within the People's Republic of China. Xinjiang Province does not have an official flag.
white triangle, 12-red-blue wedges, yellow sun, two snow lions, yellow border
Tibet 2727 Banned within the People's Republic of China. The Tibet Autonomous Region does not have a flag.
red-blue-red, yellow soyombo
Mongolia
blue-white-yellow, yellow sun symbol in top left
Buryatia
blue, yellow triangle, blue sideways Y outlined in white
Tuva
blue, white circle, three small white-red-green stripes
Sakha
white, thin blue stripe at the bottom, even thinner blue stripe above
Altai
white, rainbow stripe
Jewish Autonomous Region

South Asia and the Indian Ocean


orange-white-green, blue wheel
India
green, thick white stripe, white crescent and star
Pakistan
green, red circle
Bangladesh
red double-tailed pennant outlined in blue, white moon, white sun
Nepal
diagonal yellow-red, white dragon
Bhutan
yellow, orange and green vertical bars, maroon rectangle, yellow lion, yellow leaves
Sri Lanka
green, thick red outline, white crescent
Maldives
green, white crescent, four white stars, white Arabic inscriptions in the corners
Comoros
red-blue-yellow-green
Mauritius
blue-yellow-red-white-green diagonal rays
Seychelles
yellow-red-green-blue triangles, white disc, elongated French flag stripe
Réunion 2828 An unofficial local flag.
white, coat of arms under the word
Mayotte 2929 Flown by the departmental council and used as a local flag.
orange-black-blue
Chagos Islands 3030 Flown by the Chagossians, who were forcibly removed from the islands by the British to make way for a military base. The islands are officially administered as the British Indian Ocean Territory, which has a colonial ensign with a wavy white and blue stripes and a palm tree badge.
red, white plough, three white bars
Jammu and Kashmir 3131 Flown in the Indian-controlled parts of the disputed region of Kashmir.
green, four white stripes, orange canton, white crescent and star
Azad Kashmir 3232 Flown in the Pakistan-controlled parts of the disputed region of Kashmir.
green-red, blue triangle, white star
Balochistan 3333 Flown by Baloch nationalists seeking independence from Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. The star is sometimes flipped upside down or replaced by a white sun. The provincial government of Balochistan in Pakistan flies a green flag with a white camel emblem.
blue, white 6-pointed star, red-yellow-green striped-arc
Nagaland 3434 Flown by nationalists and separatists. The Indian state of Nagaland does not have an official flag.
yellow-red
Kannada 3535 The popular but unofficial flag of the Kannada people. The Indian state of Karnataka does not have an official flag.

East and Southeast Asia


white, red circle
Japan
white, red-blue taeguk surrounded by four black trigrams
South Korea
blue-red-blue, white outlines, white disc, red star
North Korea
red, yellow star
Vietnam
red, five yellow stars
China
red, white orchid emblem
Hong Kong
green, white lotus flower, 5 yellow stars
Macau
red, blue canton, white sun
Taiwan 3636 The flag of the Republic of China, which is the government of Taiwan. Banned on the mainland, as the People's Republic of China claims sovereignty over the island. At major international sporting events like the Olympics, Taiwan competes under the name "Chinese Taipei" and flies a neutral flag.
red, blue canton, white gear and wheat emblem, 14 white stars
Myanmar
red-white-blue-white-red
Thailand
red-blue-red, white circle
Laos
blue-red-blue, white Angkor Wat
Cambodia
blue-red, white triangle, yellow sun, three yellow stars
Philippines
14 red-white stripes, blue canton, yellow crescent and 14-point star
Malaysia
red-white
Indonesia
red-white, white crescent, 5 white stars
Singapore
yellow, diagonal white-black stripes, red emblem
Brunei
yellow, diagonal black-red stripes, yellow 9-point star
Sarawak
red, yellow triangle, smaller black triangle, white star
East Timor 3737 The most popular flag within Timor-Leste during the transition to independence. There was no official flag at the time, and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor flew the U.N. flag. The blue, white, green and black Falintil flag was also sometimes flown.
yellow-green-red, white circle
Shan
green, gold Arakanese coin
Rohingya
blue-white-red, yellow star, a white sword, yellow crescent and 4 stars on a green disc
Muslim Mindanao
red-white-blue, thick blue stripe, red sunburst and yellow drum
Karen 3838 Flown by Karen nationalists seeking independence and separation from Myanmar. Kayin State has its own flag, a blue-white-red tricolour with a white star in the top left.
azure-white-blue, azure canton, blue mountain
Sabah
azure, abstract red arrow piercing a white cloud
Ainu

Oceania


diagonal black-red, white southern cross, yellow bird of paradise
Papua New Guinea
black-red, yellow circle
Aboriginal Australians
black-white-red, interrupted by a curving spiral pattern
Māori
thin yellow sideways Y outlined in black, surrounded by red, green and black, yellow boar tusk
Vanuatu
blue-red-green, black rooftop spire emblem, yellow disc
Kanaky-New Caledonia
FLNKS flag 3939 Flag of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front, which sought the independence from France.
blue, red headdress, black circle surrounded by green and white triangles
Bougainville
diagonal blue-green bicolour, yellow outline, 5 white stars
Solomon Islands
blue British ensign, white 7-pointed star and southern cross
Australia
blue British ensign, red southern cross outlined in white
Aotearoa New Zealand
blue British ensign, ring of 15 white stars
Cook Islands
light blue British ensign, coat of arms
Fiji
light blue British ensign, 9 yellow stars in the shape of Tuvalu
Tuvalu
yellow British ensign, five yellow stars on the Union Jack
Niue
blue, orange-white diagonal rays, white 24-point star
Marshall Islands
blue, thin yellow stripe, white 12-pointed star
Nauru
blue, diamond of four white stars
Micronesia
blue, yellow circle
Palau
red, yellow sun rising from 6 white-blue wavy stripes, yellow frigatebird
Kiribati
white-red-blue-white-red-blue-white-red, union jack
Hawaiʻi
red, blue canton, white southern cross
Samoa
red, white canton, red cross
Tonga
red, white maltese cross, French flag outlined in white
Wallis and Futuna
red-white-red, outrigger emblem
Maohi Nui
white, red reimiro necklace
Rapa Nui
blue, stone pillar, wreath of flowers, white star
Northern Mariana Islands
blue outlined in red, emblem
Guam
blue, white triangle outlined in red, American eagle holding a gold fly-whisk and club
American Samoa
blue British ensign, coat of arms
Pitcairn Islands
green-white-green, green Norfolk pine
Norfolk Island
diagonal blue-green, white southern cross, a yellow bird, green map on a yellow disc
Christmas Island
green-blue-green, black outlines, white headdress and star
Torres Strait Islands
black, white southern cross, blue and green rectangles outlined in yellow
South Sea Islanders

North America


red-white-red, red maple leaf
Canada
white-red, counterchanged circle
Greenland
13 red-white stripes, blue canton, fifty white stars
United States
red British ensign, coat of arms
Bermuda
blue, yellow sailing ship, Basque flag, Breton banner of arms, Norman banner of arms
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4040 A popular but unofficial local flag.
blue, white cross, four white fleurs-de-lis
Québec
white, four blue triangles, two hollow red triangles, yellow-outlined-red shaft
Newfoundland and Labrador
yellow-white, red inuksuk, blue star in top right
Nunavut
white, red stripe, bear, the words CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC, red star
California
blue, yellow big dipper and polaris
Alaska
white-red, thick blue stripe, white star
Texas
blue-white-red, yellow star
Acadia
white, red offset cross, red star, red crescent
Mi’kmaq
blue, white infinity symbol
Métis
blue, white morning star glyph
Northern Cheyenne
purple, hiawathas belt pattern in white
Haudenosaunee
purple, seal
Choctaw
orange, black-green fringe, seal, seven 7-pointed yellow stars, black 7-pointed star
Cherokee
red, thin blue outline, 9 white tipis
Oglala Lakota
red, white thunderbird inside a white ring
Anishinabek
red, white raven and eagle
Haida
red-white-black, copper shield within a red-black circle
Nisga’a
red-white-black-white-black-white-red, white triangle outlined in black, red-black circle
Arapaho
white-black-red-yellow, seal
Seminole
white, blue border, national seal, white-blue-green-black patterened stripe
Ho-Chunk
blue, feather staff, map emblem, ring of feathers
Blackfeet
blue-red, yellow emblem
Comanche
tan, seal on a map, four black-white-blue-yellow mountains, rainbow
Navajo
yellow-purple, feathered staff and
Tohono O’odham
green-white-blue-white-green, snowshoe and antlers
Innu

The Caribbean and South Atlantic


green-black triangles, yellow saltire
Jamaica
diagonal green-black-red, yellow outlines, two white stars
Saint Kitts and Nevis
red, diagonal black stripe outlined in white
Trinidad and Tobago
black-blue-white, red triangles, yellow sunrise
Antigua and Barbuda
green, yellow triangle outlined in white, smaller red triangle outlined in black
Guyana
green, yellow-white-black cross, red circle, ring of green stars, purple parrot
Dominica
green-yellow triangles, red border, red disc, yellow star, nutmeg, six yellow stars
Grenada
diagonal yellow-green, red star
Guyane
green-white-red-white-green, yellow star
Suriname
green-red-green, white outlines, yellow star
Guadeloupe 4141 An unofficial flag flown by Guadeloupe nationalists. There is also a rarely used "heraldic banner" based on the coat of arms of Pointe-à-Pitre.
green-black, red triangle
Martinique 4242 An unofficial flag flown by Martinican nationalists and occasionally by local municipalities.
blue-yellow-blue, black triangle
The Bahamas
blue, black triangle outlined in white, shorter yellow triangle
Saint Lucia
blue-yellow-blue, black trident
Barbados
blue-yellow-green, three green diamonds in a V-shape
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
diagonal yellow-white-blue, red 6-pointed star, black compass
Bonaire
blue, two thin yellow stripes, red 4-pointed star outlined in white
Aruba
blue, thin yellow stripe, two white stars
Curaçao
yellow-green, three blue-red-blue stripes, black emblem
Saint Martin
unity flag 4343 A common cultural flag representing both the French and Dutch halves of the island of Saint Martin.
red-blue, white triangle, coat of arms
Saint Martin (Dutch)
white diamond surrounded by red and blue, gold star
Saba
white, thin red stripe, thin blue band, ring of 5 stars
Netherlands Antilles
red-blue-red, white disc, coat of arms
Belize
blue British ensign, coat of arms
Virgin Islands (British)
blue British ensign, coat of arms
Montserrat
blue British ensign, coat of arms
Turks and Caicos
blue British ensign, coat of arms
Cayman Islands
blue British ensign, coat of arms
Falkland Islands
blue British ensign, coat of arms
Saint Helena
blue British ensign, coat of arms
Anguilla
blue ensign 4444 The official flag of the British overseas territory, flown by the government and allowed to be flown by anyone.
white, blue stripe, three orange dolphins
Anguilla
dolphin flag 4545 The unofficial but popular cultural flag of the island, dating back to Anguilla's unrecognized secession in 1967.
white, American eagle flanked on either side by the blue letters
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
red-green, black frigatebird, yellow sun
Barbuda
red-yellow-green, black emblem
Taíno
black-white-yellow
Garifuna

Latin America


green, yellow diamond, blue and white celestial sphere
Brazil
green-white-red, eagle and snake symbol
Mexico
red-white-red, coat of arms
Peru
national ensign 4646 Flown by the government, the navy, the national police, and national sports teams. Raised at major ceremonies. The army uses a similar flag with a different coat of arms.
red-white-red
Peru
national flag 4747 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
blue-white-blue containing an emblem
Guatemala
blue-white-blue, gold sun
Argentina
blue-white-blue, 5 blue stars
Honduras
blue-white-blue, coat of arms
Nicaragua
blue-white-blue, coat of arms
El Salvador
national flag 4848 The most common flag, flown over most government buildings, at ceremonies, by diplomatic missions and often by public citizens.
blue-white-blue, yellow
El Salvador
inscribed flag 4949 An alternative government flag, most commonly flown by the armed forces but also on some public buildings and offices.
blue-white-blue
El Salvador
plain flag 5050 The simplest version of the national flag, flown by some private citizens.
red-white-blue, star seal
Paraguay
front side
red-white-blue, lion seal
Paraguay
back side
blue-white-red-white-blue,
Costa Rica
national flag 5151 The most common Costa Rican flag. Officially designated for private citizens, but in practice often used on government buildings and schools too.
blue-white-red-white-blue, coat of arms
Costa Rica
national ensign 5252 Flown by the government and by diplomatic missions, although also used sometimes by private citizens.
5 red-white stripes, blue triangle, white star
Puerto Rico
5 blue-white stripes, red triangle, white star
Cuba
9 white-blue stripes, white canton, yellow sun
Uruguay
national flag 5353 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
blue-white-blue, red diagonal stripe
Uruguay
flag of Artigas 5454 A traditional military emblem, ceremonially flown alongside the national flag at government buildings.
red-white-blue, the words
Uruguay
flag of the Treinta y Tres 5555 A historic flag, ceremonially flown alongside the national flag at government buildings.
black-red, white square containing a coat of arms
Haiti
blue-red quarters, white cross, coat of arms
Dominican Republic
white-red, blue canton, white star
Chile
white-red-white-blue quarters, blue star, red star
Panama
yellow-blue-red, arc of 7 white stars, coat of arms
Venezuela
national ensign 5656 Flown by the government and armed forces, and unofficially used by many private citizens.
yellow-blue-red, arc of 7 white stars
Venezuela
national flag 5757 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
yellow-blue-red
Colombia
yellow-blue-red, coat of arms
Ecuador
red-yellow-green, coat of arms
Bolivia
state flag 5858 Flown by the governmnent. The armed forces flew a similar flag with olive and laurel branches around the coat of arms.
red-yellow-green
Bolivia
national flag 5959 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
7-by-7 grid of coloured squares, diagonally arranged white-green-blue-purple-red-orange-yellow
Aymara
red-orange-yellow-green-azure-blue-purple
Quechua
blue-green-red, yellow drum, thin black diamond-studded stripes on the top and bottom
Mapuche
red-blue-white-black
Misak
red-white-black-yellow triangles
Maya

Other International and Cultural Flags


blue, white map of the world, white wreath
United Nations
blue, white map of antarctica
Antarctica
blue, circle of 12 yellow stars
Europe
green-white-green, yellow outlines, emblem
Organization of African Unity
blue, yellow globe surrounded by rays in the shape of a C
Commonwealth of Nations
yellow, ring of yellow green purple red and blue segments
La Francophonie
white outlined in blue, CPLP logo
Lusophone Community
blue-yellow-red-white-orange-multicolour
Buddhist Flag
blue-green, red wheel
Romani
red-black-green
Pan-African Flag
red, yellow sunburst, Mohawk warrior head
Warrior Flag
green, white canton, green star
Esperanto
white, red cross
Red Cross
white, red crescent
Red Crescent
red-orange-yellow-green-blue-purple
Pride Flag
blue-pink-white-pink-blue
Transgender Flag
white, olympic rings
Olympic Games

Events of 2001


AFGHANISTAN • The United States invaded Afghanistan on October 7, forcing the Taliban out of their capital Kabul on November 13, and their original base Kandahar on December 7. This marked the end of the unrecognized Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The country's interim government would go on to adopt a new flag in January 2002.
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NEWFOUNDLAND • The province was officially renamed Newfoundland and Labrador on December 6.
NISGA’A • The Nisga’a Nation of British Columbia, which had become an autonomous government the previous year, adopted a flag on April 24. The central device was a copper hayatskw shield, surrounded by concentric circles representing a rainbow.
Nisga
RWANDA • Rwanda abandoned its 'R' flag, which had become associated with the 1994 genocide, on October 25. The blue, yellow and green stripes on its replacement represented peace, economic development and prosperity.
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TAÍNO • The Taíno flag was designed sometime around April 2001.
Taino flag
TURKMENISTAN • On January 24, Turkmenistan shortened the ratio of its flag from 1:2 to 2:3 and slightly adjusted the carpet pattern.
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Notes


1 The plain tricolour is still flown unofficially.
2 Flag of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, which sought independence for the southern part of Sudan. Direct predecessor of the modern flag. The region did not have an official flag within Sudan.
3 Some versions of the flag have the ring of stars extending over all three stripes.
4 Flag of the Oromo Liberation Front, a nationalist liberation movement within Ethiopia. The regional government flies a red, white and black flag with a tree in the middle.
5 Flown by the Polisario Front and the unrecognized Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, which claims to be the rightful government of the disputed Western Sahara. Most of the territory is occupied by Morocco.
6 Flown by private citizens and municipalities.
7 Flown by the federal government and the armed forces.
8 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
9 Flown by the royal house, the government, and the armed forces. Also granted to a select list of private institutions and companies.
10 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
11 Flown only on state-owned buildings and naval ships.
12 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
13 Flown on government buildings and coast guard ships.
14 Flown for all purposes. A three-tailed version of the national flag is flown by the military.
15 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
16 Flown by the government, border guard, and public universities. The armed forces fly a version with a swallowtail cut.
17 Northen Ireland has not had an official flag since 1973, but the Ulster Banner is still flown by some sporting teams and private citizens. More or less exclusively a unionist symbol. Nationalists tend to fly the Irish tricolour instead.
18 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
19 Flown over the Prince's Palace and government buildings.
20 The traditional Catalan flag, and the official flag of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
21 The flag preferred by supporters of Catalan independence.
22 Flown over the Presidential Palace, parliament, provincial legislatures, and other government buildings. Technically only allowed for private use on national holidays, but in practice flown throughout the year by anyone.
23 Only supposed to be flown by embassies, airports, and merchant ships. In practice, flown by private citizens as well.
24 The back side of the flag was just a plain tricolour.
25 Flown by the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia and the Russian republic of North Ossetia.
26 The national flag of the Uyghur people, banned within the People's Republic of China. Xinjiang Province does not have an official flag.
27 Banned within the People's Republic of China. The Tibet Autonomous Region does not have a flag.
28 An unofficial local flag.
29 Flown by the departmental council and used as a local flag.
30 Flown by the Chagossians, who were forcibly removed from the islands by the British to make way for a military base. The islands are officially administered as the British Indian Ocean Territory, which has a colonial ensign with a wavy white and blue stripes and a palm tree badge.
31 Flown in the Indian-controlled parts of the disputed region of Kashmir.
32 Flown in the Pakistan-controlled parts of the disputed region of Kashmir.
33 Flown by Baloch nationalists seeking independence from Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. The star is sometimes flipped upside down or replaced by a white sun. The provincial government of Balochistan in Pakistan flies a green flag with a white camel emblem.
34 Flown by nationalists and separatists. The Indian state of Nagaland does not have an official flag.
35 The popular but unofficial flag of the Kannada people. The Indian state of Karnataka does not have an official flag.
36 The flag of the Republic of China, which is the government of Taiwan. Banned on the mainland, as the People's Republic of China claims sovereignty over the island. At major international sporting events like the Olympics, Taiwan competes under the name "Chinese Taipei" and flies a neutral flag.
37 The most popular flag within Timor-Leste during the transition to independence. There was no official flag at the time, and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor flew the U.N. flag. The blue, white, green and black Falintil flag was also sometimes flown.
38 Flown by Karen nationalists seeking independence and separation from Myanmar. Kayin State has its own flag, a blue-white-red tricolour with a white star in the top left.
39 Flag of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front, which sought the independence from France.
40 A popular but unofficial local flag.
41 An unofficial flag flown by Guadeloupe nationalists. There is also a rarely used "heraldic banner" based on the coat of arms of Pointe-à-Pitre.
42 An unofficial flag flown by Martinican nationalists and occasionally by local municipalities.
43 A common cultural flag representing both the French and Dutch halves of the island of Saint Martin.
44 The official flag of the British overseas territory, flown by the government and allowed to be flown by anyone.
45 The unofficial but popular cultural flag of the island, dating back to Anguilla's unrecognized secession in 1967.
46 Flown by the government, the navy, the national police, and national sports teams. Raised at major ceremonies. The army uses a similar flag with a different coat of arms.
47 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
48 The most common flag, flown over most government buildings, at ceremonies, by diplomatic missions and often by public citizens.
49 An alternative government flag, most commonly flown by the armed forces but also on some public buildings and offices.
50 The simplest version of the national flag, flown by some private citizens.
51 The most common Costa Rican flag. Officially designated for private citizens, but in practice often used on government buildings and schools too.
52 Flown by the government and by diplomatic missions, although also used sometimes by private citizens.
53 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
54 A traditional military emblem, ceremonially flown alongside the national flag at government buildings.
55 A historic flag, ceremonially flown alongside the national flag at government buildings.
56 Flown by the government and armed forces, and unofficially used by many private citizens.
57 Allowed to be flown by anyone.
58 Flown by the governmnent. The armed forces flew a similar flag with olive and laurel branches around the coat of arms.
59 Allowed to be flown by anyone.