List of Taiwanese flags

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Taiwan has been controlled by various governments and has been associated with various flags throughout its history. Since 1945, the Republic of China controls the island; thus the flag most commonly associated with it is the Flag of the Republic of China.

National flags[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of the Republic of China.svg 1945– Flag of the Republic of China. A red field, with a blue canton containing a 12-ray white sun.

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1624–1662 Flag of Dutch Formosa Same as the Flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Flag of Cross of Burgundy.svg 1626–1642 Flag of Spanish Formosa Same as the Flag of the Spanish Empire
Flag of Ming Cheng.svg 1661–1683 Flag of the Kingdom of Tungning The Han character "鄭" in a red circle outline on a plain white field.
Flag of China (1889–1912).svg 1890–1895 Flag of the Qing Dynasty Azure Dragon on a plain yellow field with the red sun of the three-legged crow in the upper left corner.
Flag of Formosa 1895.svg 1895 Flag of the Republic of Formosa Tiger on a plain blue filed with azure clouds below it.
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg 1895–1945 Flag of Taiwan under Japanese rule Same as the Flag of the Empire of Japan

Political divisions[edit]

Below are the flags used in the political divisions of Taiwan.

Provinces[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Fukien Provincial Government Seal.svg Fujian Province
Flag of Taiwan Province.svg Taiwan Province

Special municipalities[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Kaohsiung City.svg 2010– Kaohsiung City

高雄市

Stylized "高". Colors symbolizing sunshine, vitality, environmental protection, & ocean.

http://www.kcg.gov.tw/CP.aspx?n=1FA00AF1B01EEB41&s=B5FC50A1C806D74A

Flag of New Taipei City.svg 2010– New Taipei City

新北市

Highly stylized "北" in the form of four hearts arranged to resemble a four-leaf clover.

http://www.ntpc.gov.tw/ch/home.jsp?id=53&parentpath=0,5,10

Flag of Taichung City.svg 2008– Taichung City
Flag of Tainan City.svg 2010– Tainan City
Flag of Taipei City.svg 2010– Taipei City
Flag of Taoyuan City.svg 2014– Taoyuan City

Provincial cities[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Chiayi City.svg Chiayi City
Flag of Hsinchu City.svg Hsinchu City
Flag of Keelung City.svg Keelung City

Counties[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Changhua County.svg Changhua County
Flag of Chiayi County.svg Chiayi County
Flag of Hsinchu County.svg Hsinchu County
Flag of Hualien County.svg Hualien County
Flag of Kinmen County.svg Kinmen County
Flag of Lienchiang County.svg Lienchiang County
Flag of Miaoli County.svg Miaoli County
Flag of Nantou County.svg Nantou County
Flag of Penghu County.svg Penghu County
Flag of Pingtung County.svg Pingtung County
Flag of Taitung County.svg Taitung County
Flag of Yilan County.svg Yilan County
Flag of Yunlin County.svg Yunlin County

Military flags[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of the Republic of China Army.svg Flag of the Republic of China Army (formerly National Revolutionary Army) The Blue Sky with a White Sun with a red border.
Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China Navy Identical to the Kuomintang flag (see below).
Flag of the Republic of China Air Force.svg Republic of China Air Force
Flag of the Republic of China Marine Corps.svg Republic of China Marine Corps
Flag of the Republic of China Military Police.svg Republic of China Military Police
ROC Ministry of National Defense Flag.svg Armed Forces
Flag of the Taiwan Garrison Command.svg Flag of the Taiwan Garrison Command.
Flag of the Republic of China Reserve Command.svg Armed Forces Reserve
ROC Military Academy Flag.svg Republic of China Military Academy
Flag of the Republic of China Combined Service Force.svg Combined Logistics Command
ROCA General's Flag.svg ROCA General's Flag
Flag of the Coast Guard Administration of the Republic of China.svg Coast Guard Administration (Taiwan)
Flag of police of the Republic of China.svg Flag of the Republic of China Police
Flag of the Chairman of the ROC Military Affairs Commission.svg Chairman of the ROC Military Affairs Commission
ROC National Defense University Flag.svg National Defense University (Republic of China)

Other state flags[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 1979– Chinese Taipei's Olympic flag. The ROC is recognized as "Chinese Taipei" in the Olympics, due to the political status of Taiwan.
Commander-in-Chief Flag of the Republic of China.svg 1929– Commander-in-Chief Flag of the Republic of China, also known as Standard of the President of the Republic of China
Standard of the Vice President of the Republic of China.svg 1930– Standard of the Vice President of the Republic of China (abolished)
Standard of the Vice President of the Republic of China.svg 1947–1986 Standard of the Vice President of the Republic of China Abolished with Act of Ensign of the Republic of China Navy (海軍旗章條例) on Jan. 3rd, 1986.
Civil Ensign of the Republic of China.svg 1929–1966 Civil Ensign of the Republic of China Four serrated yellow stripes are added to the flag of the Republic of China for use as a civil ensign at sea. Present civil ensign is national flag.

Political party flags[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg 1895– Kuomintang flag (shared as the Naval Jack of the nation). The "Blue Sky with a White Sun", 12 rays of the sun represent progressive ideals.
1986– Democratic Progressive Party flag.
2000– Taiwan Solidarity Union flag.
2000– People First Party flag.
Flag of China Youth Corps.svg 1952– China Youth Corps flag.
Flag of Minkuotang.svg 2015– Minkuotang flag.

See also[edit]