National colours

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National colours are frequently part of a country's set of national symbols.

Many states and nations have formally adopted a set of colours as their official "national colours" while others have de facto national colours that have become well-known through popular use. National colours often appear on a variety of different media, from the nation's flag to the colours used in sports.


Country Flag Primary colours Secondary colours Further information
Argentina Argentina Light blue and white[1]
Australia Australia Green and gold[2] Red, white and blue National colours of Australia
Canada Canada Red and white[3] Black[dubious ] National colours of Canada
Czech Republic Czech Republic White, red, and blue[4][5][6][7] National colours of the Czech Republic
Greece Greece Blue and white National colours of Greece
Israel Israel Blue and white[8] National colours of Israel
Italy Italy Green, white and red[9] Azure National colours of Italy
Netherlands Netherlands Orange National colours of the Netherlands
New Zealand New Zealand Black[10] White, silver, red National colours of New Zealand
Pakistan Pakistan Green and White National colours of the Pakistan
Serbia Serbia Red, blue and white[11][12][13] National colours of Serbia
United Kingdom United Kingdom Red, white and blue National colours of the United Kingdom
Ukraine Ukraine Blue and yellow National colours of Ukraine

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Símbolos nacionales". Government of Argentina. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Our national symbols". Government of Australia. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  3. ^ "National Colours - Red and White". Government of Canada. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
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  5. ^ cs:Státní barvy České republiky
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  8. ^ "Israel National Symbols: The Israeli Flag". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Ferorelli, Nicola (1925). La vera origine del tricolore italiano. Rassegna storica del Risorgimento 12. 
  10. ^ "Design of The New Zealand Orders Insignia". The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Government of New Zealand. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  11. ^ The Journal of the Orders & Medals Research Society of Great Britain. Orders and Medals Research Society. 1969. p. 207). 
  12. ^ Chronicles. Rockford Institute. 1994. p. 39. 
  13. ^ Nigel Thomas; Krunoslav Mikulan (2006). The Yugoslav Wars (2): Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia 1992 - 2001. Osprey Publishing. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-1-84176-964-6.