Flags of Asia

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A map of Asia with national flags, excluding dependent territories and partially recognized states

This is a gallery of international and national flags used in Asia.

Supranational and international flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Arab League.svg 1945 – Flag of the Arab League The flag of the Arab League is two olive branches and 22 chain-links encircling a crescent and the name of the organisation (in Arabic)
Link 1997 – Flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations The flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is blue with the emblem of the organisation in the centre.
Flag of the CIS.svg 1991 – Flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States The flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States is blue with the emblem of the organisation in the centre.
1985 – Flag of Economic Cooperation Organization
Flag of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.svg 2011 – Flag of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation The flag of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is white with a green crescent and globe, with the Kaaba at the center of the globe.
Flag of OPEC.svg 1960 – Flag of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
GCC Flag.svg 1981 – Flag of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

Flags of Asian sovereign states[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Afghanistan.svg 2002– Flag of Afghanistan The flag of Afghanistan, adopted in April 2002, consists of three stripes of the colors black, red, and green with the emblem in the centre.
Flag of Armenia.svg 1918–1920
Flag of Armenia[a] After gaining independence, the First Republic of Armenia adopted the modern Armenian tricolor. The independent Armenian government selected the colours used during the last period of Rubenid Dynasty, red, blue and yellow. The Red emblematizes the Armenian Highland, the Armenian people's continued struggle for survival, maintenance of the Christian faith, Armenia's independence and freedom. The Blue emblematizes the will of the people of Armenia to live beneath peaceful skies. The Orange emblematizes the creative talent and hard-working nature of the people of Armenia.
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg 1918 – Flag of Azerbaijan[a] Originally adopted in 1918 as a flag of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, was officially adopted again in 1991, after Azerbaijan gained its independence.

The flag of Azerbaijan is the national ensign of Azerbaijan. It consists of three equal horizontal bands colored blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star are centered in the red band. The blue band refers to Turkic heritage, the red is for progress and Europeanisation and the green refers to Islam.

Flag of Bahrain.svg 2002 – Flag of Bahrain Adopted in February 2002, the flag of Bahrain consists of a white band on the hoist, with red on the right. They are separated by five triangles forming a serrated line.
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 1972 – Flag of Bangladesh Adopted in January 1972, the flag of Bangladesh consists of a slightly off-center red disc over a green field.
Flag of Bhutan.svg 1969 – Flag of Bhutan Adopted in 1969, the flag of Bhutan consists of a diagonally-divided field, the upper left yellow and the lower right orange. Along the diagonal line is a white dragon, the Druk (Thunder Dragon), holding jewels in its claws.
Flag of Brunei.svg 1959 – Flag of Brunei Adopted in September 1959, the flag of Brunei consists of a yellow field divided by diagonal black and white stripes; superimposed over it is Brunei's crest, featuring a crescent facing upwards surrounded by hands and a parasol, all in red.
Flag of Cambodia.svg 1948 – 1970
1993 –
Flag of Cambodia Adopted in 1993 and previously used between 1948-1970, the flag of Cambodia consists of a horizontal tricolor of blue, red (double width) and blue, with a white depiction of Angkor Wat in the center of the red band.
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1949 – Flag of China Adopted in September 1949, the flag of China consists of a red field with five gold stars in the canton; one large star is surrounded by four smaller stars surrounded in a semicircle and set off towards the fly.
Flag of Cyprus.svg 1960 – Flag of Cyprus[b] The flag was officially adopted on August 16, 1960.

The island is depicted in a copper shade representative of its name; the name Cyprus has roots in the Sumerian word for copper (zubar) from the large deposits of copper found on the island. The crossed green olive branches symbolise the hope for peace between the Turks and the Greeks. It was designed by İsmet Güney, a Turkish Cypriot painter.

Flag of East Timor.svg 1975 – Flag of East Timor Adopted in May 2002 (originally in November 1975), the flag of East Timor consists of a red field; at the hoist is a white five-pointed star inside a black isosceles triangle superimposed on a larger yellow triangle, that points toward the center.
Flag of Egypt.svg 2000 – Flag of Egypt Adopted in October 1984, the flag of Egypt consists of a horizontal tricolor of red, white and black, with the eagle of Saladin in the center of the white band.
Flag of Georgia.svg 2004 – Flag of Georgia[a] This recently adopted flag is a simple white rectangle, with a central red cross connecting all four sides of the flag; in each of the four corners is a small red cross. The flag is based on a historic five-cross design that dates back to the 14th century.
Flag of India.svg 1947 – Flag of India Adopted in July 1947, the flag of India consists of a horizontal tricolor of saffron, white and green; in the center of the white band is a 24-spoke wheel (the Ashoka Chakra) colored in navy blue.
Flag of Indonesia.svg 2009 – Flag of Indonesia Adopted in August 2009, the flag of Indonesia consists of a bicolour; red on the top, white on the bottom.
Flag of Iran.svg 1980 – Flag of Iran Adopted in July 1980, the flag of Iran consists of a horizontal tricolor of green, white and red; the national emblem ("Allah") in red is centered on the white band; and the takbir (as written in the Kufic script) is written 11 times on each band in white.
Flag of Iraq.svg 2008 – Flag of Iraq Adopted in January 2008, the flag of Iraq consists of a horizontal tricolor of red, white and black; in the center of the white field is the takbir written in green Kufic script.
Flag of Israel.svg 1948 – Flag of Israel Adopted in October 1948, the flag of Israel consists of a blue hexagram, surrounded by two blue horizontal stripes, all over a white field.
Flag of Japan.svg 1870 – Flag of Japan
Flag of Jordan.svg 1958 – Flag of Jordan
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg 1992 – Flag of Kazakhstan[d]
Flag of North Korea.svg 1948 – Flag of North Korea
Flag of South Korea.svg 1883 – 1910
1949 –
Flag of South Korea
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1961 – Flag of Kuwait
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg 1992 – Flag of Kyrgyzstan
Flag of Laos.svg 1945 – Flag of Laos
Flag of Lebanon.svg 1943 – Flag of Lebanon
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1950 – Flag of Malaysia
Flag of Maldives.svg 1965 – Flag of Maldives
Flag of Mongolia.svg 1945 – Flag of Mongolia
Flag of Myanmar.svg 2010 – Flag of Myanmar
Flag of Nepal.svg 1962 – Flag of Nepal
Flag of Oman.svg 1995 – Flag of Oman
Flag of Pakistan.svg 1947 – Flag of Pakistan
Flag of Palestine.svg 1971 – Flag of Palestine
Flag of the Philippines.svg 1898 – Flag of Philippines
Flag of Qatar.svg 1971 – Flag of Qatar
Flag of Russia.svg 1883 – 1918
1993 –
Flag of Russia The Russian Federation flag was officially adopted on August 22, 1991. The flag was hoisted shortly after the former Soviet Union collapsed. The white, red and blue are Pan-Slavic colours.
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1973 – Flag of Saudi Arabia
Flag of Singapore.svg 1959 – Flag of Singapore
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 1972 – Flag of Sri Lanka
Flag of Syria.svg 1980 – Flag of Syria
Flag of Tajikistan.svg 1992 – Flag of Tajikistan
Flag of Thailand.svg 1917 – Flag of Thailand
Flag of Turkey.svg 1844 – Flag of Turkey[c] The flag of Turkey is a red flag with a white crescent moon and a star in its centre. The flag is called Ay Yıldız (literally, moon star.) or Albayrak (Red flag) which were adopted in 1844 with the Tanzimat reforms; though the shape, placement and shade of the colour vary. The geometric proportions of the flag were legally standardised with the Turkish Flag Law in 1936.
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg 2001 – Flag of Turkmenistan
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1971 – Flag of United Arab Emirates
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 1991 – Flag of Uzbekistan
Flag of Vietnam.svg 1945 – Flag of Vietnam
Flag of Yemen.svg 1990 – Flag of Yemen

Flags of Asian dependencies[edit]

Flag Date Use State (status) Description
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1960 – Flag of Akrotiri and Dhekelia UK (overseas territory) Same as the United Kingdom.
Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory.svg 1990 – Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory UK (overseas territory)
Flag of Christmas Island.svg 2002 – Flag of Christmas Island Australia (external territory)
Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.svg 2004 – Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia (external territory)

Flags of Asian sub-divisions[edit]


Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Hong Kong.svg 1997 – Flag of Hong Kong
Flag of Macau.svg 1999 – Flag of Macau


Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Adjara.svg 2004 – Flag of Adjara


Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Aichi Prefecture.svg 2000 – Flag of Aichi Prefecture Stylised hiragana of あいち (Aichi). The emblem also expresses sunrise and wave to indicate Aichi's location facing the Pacific Ocean.


Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Altai Krai.svg 2000 – Flag of Altai Krai
Flag of Altai Republic.svg 1992 – Flag of the Altai Republic
Flag of Amur Oblast.svg 1999 – Flag of Amur Oblast
Flag of Buryatia.svg 1992 – Flag of Buryatia
Flag of Chelyabinsk Oblast.svg 2001 – Flag of Chelyabinsk Oblast
Flag of Chukotka.svg 1997 – Flag of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Flag of Irkutsk Oblast.svg 1997 – Flag of Irkutsk Oblast
Flag of Kamchatka Krai.svg 2010 – Flag of Kamchatka Krai
Flag of Khabarovsk Krai.svg 1994 – Flag of Khabarovsk Krai
Flag of Khakassia.svg 2003 – Flag of Khakassia
Flag of Yugra.svg 1995 – Flag of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Flag of Krasnoyarsk Krai.svg 2000 – Flag of Krasnoyarsk Krai
Flag of Kurgan Oblast.svg 1997 – Flag of Kurgan Oblast
Flag of Magadan Oblast.svg 2001 – Flag of Magadan Oblast
Flag of Primorsky Krai.svg 1995 – Flag of Primorsky Krai
Flag of Sakha.svg 1992 – Flag of the Sakha Republic
Flag of Sakhalin Oblast.svg 1995 – Flag of Sakhalin Oblast
Flag of Sverdlovsk Oblast.svg 1997 – Flag of Sverdlovsk Oblast
Flag of Tuva.svg 1992 – Flag of Tuva
Flag of Tyumen Oblast.svg 1995 – Flag of Tyumen Oblast
Flag of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.svg 1996 – Flag of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Flag of Zabaykalsky Krai.svg 1995 – Flag of Zabaykalsky Krai

Disputed or partially recognised states[edit]

Flag Date Use Claimed by Description
Flag of the Republic of Abkhazia.svg 1992 – Flag of Abkhazia[a] Georgia The flag of Abkhazia consists of seven green and white stripes with a red upper left canton bearing a white open right hand and seven white stars.
Flag of Artsakh.svg 1992 – Flag of Artsakh Azerbaijan The flag of Artsakh is based on the Flag of Armenia, and has a white pattern added.
Flag of Kurdistan.svg 1920 – Flag of Kurdistan[a] Iraq The flag of Kurdistan is a red-white-green tricolour with a yellow sun in the centre.
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 1984 – Flag of Northern Cyprus[b] Cyprus Adopted by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognized only by Turkey and the Autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan) on 7 March 1984 following the Turkish invasion and the occupation of the northern part of the island in 1974.
Flag of South Ossetia.svg 1990 – Flag of South Ossetia[a] Georgia The flag of the South Ossetia is a tricolour, the top stripe white, the middle stripe red and the bottom stripe yellow.
Flag of the Republic of China.svg 1928 – Flag of Republic of China Taiwan The flag of Taiwan is a red field with a navy blue canton bearing a white sun with 12 triangular rays.

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Old Flag of Brunei.svg 1368–1906 Flag of the Bruneian Empire
Flag of Brunei 1906-1959.svg 1906–1959 Flag of Brunei
Royal banner of Janus of Cyprus.svg 1398–1489 Flag of the Kingdom of Cyprus
Flag of Cyprus (1881–1922).svg 1881–1922 Flag of Cyprus
Flag of Cyprus (1922–1960).svg 1922–1960 Flag of Cyprus
Flag of Cyprus (1960).svg 1960 Flag of Cyprus
Flag of Cyprus (1960–2006).svg 1960–2006 Flag of Cyprus
Flag of Georgia (1990–2004).svg 1990–2004 Flag of Georgia
Flag of Kuban People's Republic.svg 1918–1920 Flag of the Kuban People's Republic
Flag of the Federated Malay States (1895 - 1946).svg 1946–1968 Flag of the Malayan Union
Flag of Malaya.svg 1948–1963 Flag of the Federation of Malaya
Flag of North Vietnam (1945-1955).svg 1945–1955 Flag of North Vietnam
Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg 1844–1922 Flag of the Ottoman Empire
Flag of China (1862–1889).svg 1862–1889 Flag of the Qing Dynasty
Flag of China (1889–1912).svg 1889–1912 Flag of the Qing Dynasty
Flag of South Vietnam.svg 1949–1975 Flag of South Vietnam
Flag of the Soviet Union (1922–1923).svg 1922–1923 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union (1924).svg 1923–1924 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union (1924–1936).svg 1924–1936 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union (1924–1955).svg 1936–1955 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg 1955–1980 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980–1991 Flag of the Soviet Union


  • ^ Part of Transcaucasian Region, at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Physiographically, Armenia falls entirely in Western Asia, while Georgia and Azerbaijan are mostly in Western Asia with small portions north of the Caucasus Mountains divide in Europe.
  • ^ The island of Cyprus, which comprises the Republic of Cyprus, Northern Cyprus and Akrotiri and Dhekelia, is geographically located in Asia, closer to Asian Turkey than to the European mainland. However, the Republic of Cyprus is a member state of the European Union.
  • ^ Turkey is a transcontinental country in the Middle East and Southeast Europe. Turkey has a biggest part of its territory (95%) in Western Asia called Anatolia.
  • ^ Kazakhstan is a transcontinental country. Kazakhstan has a small part of its territories located west of the Urals in Eastern Europe.
  • See also[edit]