List of Hong Kong flags

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This is a list of flags of Hong Kong.

Official flag[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Since 1997 Flag of Hong Kong A white, five-petal Bauhinia blakeana on a red field.[1] The Chinese name of Bauhinia × blakeana has also been frequently shortened as 紫荊/紫荆 (洋 yáng means "foreign" in Chinese, and this would be deemed inappropriate by the PRC government), although 紫荊/紫荆 refers to another genus called Cercis. A statue of the plant has been erected in Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong. Although the flowers are bright pinkish purple in colour, they are depicted in white on the Flag of Hong Kong.

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Portugal (1495).svg 1514–1521 Flag of the Kingdom of Portugal Portuguese navy occupied Tamão (present-day Tuen Mun, Lantau and Kwai Chung) in 1514.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1843–1868 Flag of United Kingdom Union Jack flew during the initial possession of the colony in 1841 and seal found in the 1870 flag was used by the Government beginning in 1843.
Flag of China (1862–1889).svg 1862–1890 Flag of the Qing dynasty The first variant (triangular) of the Qing flag. New Territories was still Qing land before 1898. Qing Empire had no official flags from 1644-1862.
Flag of Hong Kong (1871–1876).svg 1871–1876 Flag of the British Crown colony of Hong Kong A British Blue Ensign with a crowned "HK".
Flag of Hong Kong (1876–1955).svg 1876–1941
1945–1955
Flag of the British Crown colony of Hong Kong A British Blue Ensign with local waterfront scene.
Flag of China (1889–1912).svg 1890–1898 Flag of the Qing dynasty The second variant (rectangular) of the Qing flag. New Territories was still Qing land before 1898.
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg 1941–1945 Flag of Japan Military occupation by the Empire of Japan.
Flag of Hong Kong (1955–1959).svg 1955–1959 Flag of the British Crown colony of Hong Kong A British Blue Ensign with local waterfront scene.
Flag of Hong Kong (1959–1997).svg 1959–1997 Flag of the British Crown colony and later British Dependent Territory of Hong Kong A British Blue Ensign with the coat of arms of Hong Kong (1959–1997).
HK Regional Council Logo.svg 1985–1999 Flag of the Regional Council (Hong Kong) A stylized Bauhinia blakeana leaf outline in white, in the form of a diagonally-tilted capital "R", on a green background, representing the green of the leaves.
HKUrbanCouncil.svg 1960s–1999 Flag of the Urban Council (Hong Kong) A stylized Bauhinia blakeana flower outline in white on a pink background, representing the colour of the flower.
Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong (1910–1955).svg 1910–1941
1945–1959
Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong
Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong (1959–1997).svg 1959–1997 Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong

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