Flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Flag of ASEAN.svg
Proportion 2:3
Adopted July 1997
Design The ASEAN emblem on a blue background.

The flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was adopted in July 1997,[1] and consists of the official emblem of ASEAN on a blue background. The design of the flag derived from the Emblem of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.


ASEAN flag in front of the Central Post Office building in Manila.


Set upon a blue background, ten paddy or rice stalks are drawn in the middle of a red circle with white circumference.

The colours of the flag are specified as follows:

Scheme Blue Red White Yellow
Pantone Pantone 286 Pantone Red 032 Pantone Process Yellow
CMYK C100-M60-Y0-K6 C0-M91-Y87-K0 C0-M0-Y0-K0 C0-M0-Y100-K0
RGB 34-85-158 227-49-49 255-255-255 248-244-0

The ratio of width to length of the flag is 2:3. The ASEAN Charter includes size specifications for usage of the flag:[2]

  • Table flag: 10 cm x 15 cm
  • Room flag: 100 cm x 150 cm
  • Car flag: 20 cm x 30 cm
  • Field flag: 200 cm x 300 cm


The official symbolism of the flag is detailed in the ASEAN Charter. Blue represents peace and stability, red represents courage and dynamism, white represents purity, and yellow represents prosperity.[2]

The stalks symbolise ASEAN's ten members.

The colours of the flag – blue, red, white, and yellow – represent the main colours of the national flags of all ten ASEAN member states.[2]


ASEAN's previous flag was similar to the current one - it had six paddy stalks representing the five founding members and Brunei and the word ASEAN written under the stalks. The background was white instead of blue, the border of the circle along with the word ASEAN was cyan, and the circle was bright yellow. The stalks themselves were golden brownish in colour.


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