Flags whose reverse differs from the obverse

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This article concerns national, sub-national, and historical flags whose reverse is, or was, at some point of their history, different from the obverse.

Nation Subdivision Dates Obverse Reverse Notes
Argentina San Juan
Bandera de la Provincia de San Juan.svg
Bandera de la Provincia de San Juan (reverso).svg
Bulgaria Stara Zagora
Flag of Stara Zagora (obverse).svg
Flag of Stara Zagora (reverse).svg
Moldova 1990–2010
Flag of Moldova.svg
Flag of Moldova back.svg
Flag of Moldova
Moldova Transnistria
Flag of Transnistria (state).svg
Flag of Transnistria.svg
Flag of Transnistria
Flag of Paraguay.svg
Flag of Paraguay (reverse).svg
Flag of Paraguay
Philippines 1898-1901
Philippines Aguinaldo flag (reverse).svg
Philippines Aguinaldo flag (obverse).svg
Flag of First Philippine Republic
  • Obverse has "Fuerzas Expeditionarias del Norte de Luzon" inscribed
  • Reverse has the words "Libertad Justicia e Igualdad" inscribed.
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (reverse).svg
Soviet Union 1923-1991
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Flag of the Soviet Union Backside.svg
While the flag was officially two-sided, in practice the flag was usually made through and through. All flags of the constituent republics of the Soviet Union did not bear the hammer and sickle on their reverse side.
Spain Arapiles
Bandera de Arapiles.svg
Bandera de Arapiles reverso.svg
United States Alabama 1861–1865
Alabama 1861 Obverse.svg
Alabama 1861 Reverse.svg
Flag of Alabama
Massachusetts 1908–1971
Flag of Massachusetts.svg
Flag of Massachusetts (1908-1971).svg
In 1971 the pine tree design on the reverse of the flag of Massachusetts was replaced by the obverse design; a shield depicting an Algonquian Native American with bow and arrow, with the arrow pointed downwards signifying peace.
Flag of Oregon.svg
Flag of Oregon (reverse).svg
The flag of Oregon is currently the only double-sided state flag.

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