List of flags by design

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This is a list of flags, arranged by design, serving as a navigational aid for identifying a given flag.

Solid[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Libya (1977–2011)
Flag of Libya (1977–2011)
Flag of China(charged with canton stars)
Flag of China
(charged with canton stars)
Flag of Japan(charged with a disc)
Flag of Japan
(charged with a disc)
Flag of Rapa Nui(charged with a red Rei Miru, an Easter Island wood carving)
Flag of Rapa Nui
(charged with a red Rei Miru, an Easter Island wood carving)
Olympic Flag
Olympic Flag

Bicolour[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Rome (vertical bicolour)
Flag of Rome (vertical bicolour)
Flag of Malta (charged vertical bicolour)
Flag of Malta (charged vertical bicolour)
Flag of Portugal (charged vertical bicolour)
Flag of Portugal (charged vertical bicolour)
Flag of Algeria (charged vertical bicolour)
Flag of Algeria (charged vertical bicolour)
Vatican City (charged vertical bicolour)
Vatican City (charged vertical bicolour)
Flag of Indonesia (horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Indonesia (horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Ukraine (horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Ukraine (horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Tatarstan (fimbriated horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Tatarstan (fimbriated horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Haiti (charged horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Haiti (charged horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Angola (charged horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Angola (charged horizontal bicolour)
Flag of Bhutan (charged diagonal bicolour)
Flag of Bhutan (charged diagonal bicolour)
Flag of Galicia (bicolour with a diagonal stripe)
Flag of Galicia (bicolour with a diagonal stripe)
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago (charged fimbriated diagonal bicolour)
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago (charged fimbriated diagonal bicolour)
Flag of Finland (cross bicolour)
Flag of Finland (cross bicolour)
Flag of Bahrain (serrated vertical bicolour)
Flag of Bahrain (serrated vertical bicolour)

Tricolour and other tribands[edit]

Examples:

Flag of India (charged Horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of India (charged Horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of France (vertical tricolour triband)
Flag of France (vertical tricolour triband)
Flag of Italy (vertical tricolour triband)
Flag of Italy (vertical tricolour triband)
Flag of Romania (vertical tricolour triband)
Flag of Romania (vertical tricolour triband)
Flag of Mexico (charged vertical tricolour triband)
Flag of Mexico (charged vertical tricolour triband)
Flag of the Netherlands (horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of the Netherlands (horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Germany (horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Germany (horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Russia (horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Russia (horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Serbia (charged horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Serbia (charged horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Hungary (horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Hungary (horizontal tricolour triband)
Flag of Canada (charged vertical bicolour triband)
Flag of Canada (charged vertical bicolour triband)
Flag of Austria (horizontal bicolour triband)
Flag of Austria (horizontal bicolour triband)
Flag of Ecuador (charged horizontal tricolour)
Flag of Ecuador (charged horizontal tricolour)
Flag of The Gambia (fimbriated horizontal tricolour)
Flag of The Gambia (fimbriated horizontal tricolour)
Flag of Namibia (charged fimbriated diagonal tricolour)
Flag of Namibia (charged fimbriated diagonal tricolour)
Flag of Benin (tribar)
Flag of Benin (tribar)
Flag of Madagascar (tribar)
Flag of Madagascar (tribar)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates (polybar)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates (polybar)
Flag of Oman (polybar)
Flag of Oman (polybar)
Flag of Nigeria (vertical bicolour triband)
Flag of Nigeria (vertical bicolour triband)
Flag of Sealand (diagonal tricolour)
Flag of Sealand (diagonal tricolour)

Quartered[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Maryland, United States (orthogonal)
Flag of Maryland, United States (orthogonal)
Flag of Panama (orthogonal)
Flag of Panama (orthogonal)
Flag of Burundi (diagonal)
Flag of Burundi (diagonal)
Flag of Jamaica (diagonal)
Flag of Jamaica (diagonal)
Flag of Ceuta, Spain (gyronny)
Flag of Ceuta, Spain (gyronny)

Stripes[edit]

Examples:

NATO signal flag turn (vertical stripes)
NATO signal flag turn (vertical stripes)
Flag of Catalonia, Spain (horizontal stripes)
Flag of Catalonia, Spain (horizontal stripes)
Flag of South Africa (pall)
Flag of South Africa (pall)
Flag of Vanuatu (pall)
Flag of Vanuatu (pall)
Flag of the Republic of Macedonia (ray)
Flag of the Republic of Macedonia (ray)
Naval Jack of the Netherlands (ray)
Naval Jack of the Netherlands (ray)

Border[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Grenada
Flag of Grenada
Flag of Montenegro
Flag of Montenegro
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Flag of Wyoming, United States
Flag of Wyoming, United States

Canton[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Bermuda
Flag of Bermuda
Flag of Chile
Flag of Chile
Flag of Fiji
Flag of Fiji
Flag of Malaysia
Flag of Malaysia
Flag of Saint Helena
Flag of Saint Helena
Flag of the United States
Flag of the United States
British Red Ensign (see also: Flags based on British ensigns on Wikimedia Commons)
British Red Ensign (see also: Flags based on British ensigns on Wikimedia Commons)
Esperanto flag
Esperanto flag

Shape[edit]

Circle or sphere[edit]

Examples:

Earth flag
Earth flag
Flag of Europe
Flag of Europe
Flag of Japan
Flag of Japan
Flag of Bangladesh
Flag of Bangladesh
Flag of Palau
Flag of Palau
Flag of the Vietnamese National Party
Flag of the Vietnamese National Party

Crescent[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Turkey (crescent facing single star)
Flag of Turkey (crescent facing single star)
Flag of Azerbaijan (crescent facing single star)
Flag of Azerbaijan (crescent facing single star)
Flag of Malaysia (crescent facing a 14-point star)
Flag of Malaysia (crescent facing a 14-point star)
Flag of Turkmenistan (crescent facing constellation)
Flag of Turkmenistan (crescent facing constellation)
Flag of Nepal (crescent and sun)
Flag of Nepal (crescent and sun)
Flag of Singapore (crescent and five stars)
Flag of Singapore (crescent and five stars)

Cross[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Saint David (symmetric cross)
Flag of Saint David (symmetric cross)
Flag of Denmark (Nordic cross)
Flag of Denmark (Nordic cross)
Flag of Scotland (Saltire / St. Andrew's Cross)
Flag of Scotland (Saltire / St. Andrew's Cross)
Flag of the Dominican Republic
Flag of the Dominican Republic
Flag of Occitania (Occitan cross and Felibritge star)
Flag of Occitania (Occitan cross and Felibritge star)

Diamond[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Amapá
Flag of Amapá
Flag of Arkansas
Flag of Arkansas
Flag of the Republic of the Rif
Flag of the Republic of the Rif
Flag of Yokohama, Japan
Flag of Yokohama, Japan

Spiral[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Tino rangatiratanga movement
Flag of Tino rangatiratanga movement
Flag of Ottawa
Flag of Ottawa
Flag of Ibaraki Prefecture
Flag of Ibaraki Prefecture

Square[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Switzerland (square flag)
Flag of Switzerland (square flag)
Banner of Qulla Suyu (square flag)
Banner of Qulla Suyu (square flag)
ICS flag sierra (square in flag)
ICS flag sierra (square in flag)
Flag of the Northwest Territories, Canada (Canadian pale)
Flag of the Northwest Territories, Canada (Canadian pale)
The checkered flag
The checkered flag
Flag of Croatia (checkerboard in seal)
Flag of Croatia (checkerboard in seal)

Star[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Israel (blue 6-pointed star - Star of David)
Flag of Israel (blue 6-pointed star - Star of David)
Assyrian flag
Assyrian flag
Flag of Brazil
Flag of Brazil
Flag of Chile
Flag of Chile
Flag of the People's Republic of China
Flag of the People's Republic of China
Flag of Comoros
Flag of Comoros
Flag of Dominica
Flag of Dominica
Flag of Cabo Verde
Flag of Cabo Verde
Flag of Morocco (pentagram)
Flag of Morocco (pentagram)
Flag of the Community of Madrid (white 5-pointed stars)
Flag of the Community of Madrid (white 5-pointed stars)
Flag of Chicago
Flag of Chicago
Flag of the Red Army of the Soviet Union (fimbriated red 5-pointed star)
Flag of the Red Army of the Soviet Union (fimbriated red 5-pointed star)
Flag of Portland, Oregon (white 4-pointed star)
Flag of Portland, Oregon (white 4-pointed star)
Flag of Texas(white 5-pointed star)
Flag of Texas(white 5-pointed star)
Flag of the United States
Flag of the United States

Triangle[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Flag of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Flag of the Czech Republic
Flag of the Czech Republic
Flag of Djibouti
Flag of Djibouti
Flag of Guyana
Flag of Guyana
Flag of South Sudan
Flag of South Sudan
Flag of Salinas, Puerto Rico
Flag of Salinas, Puerto Rico
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Saint Lucia
Flag of Saint Lucia

Living organism[edit]

Animal[edit]

Examples:

Flag of California, United States (grizzly bear)
Flag of California, United States (grizzly bear)
Flag of Berlin, Germany (bear)
Flag of Berlin, Germany (bear)
Flag of Albania (double-headed eagle)
Flag of Albania (double-headed eagle)
Flag of Saurashtra (horse)
Flag of Saurashtra (horse)
Flag of Papua New Guinea (bird-of-paradise)
Flag of Papua New Guinea (bird-of-paradise)
Flag of Flanders, Belgium (lion)
Flag of Flanders, Belgium (lion)
Flag of Sri Lanka (lion)
Flag of Sri Lanka (lion)
Flag of Bhutan (dragon)
Flag of Bhutan (dragon)
Flag of Wales  (dragon)
Flag of Wales (dragon)
Flag of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Bird)
Flag of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Bird)

Person or Body Part[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Corsica (head)
Flag of Corsica (head)
Flag of the Isle of Man (leg)
Flag of the Isle of Man (leg)
Flag of Sicily (leg and head)
Flag of Sicily (leg and head)
Flag of New Jersey (Liberty and Ceres)
Flag of New Jersey (Liberty and Ceres)
Flag of Ulster (hand)
Flag of Ulster (hand)
Flag of Benin Empire (people)
Flag of Benin Empire (people)

Plant[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Quebec (fleur-de-lis)
Flag of Quebec (fleur-de-lis)
Flag of Kalmykia (lotus)
Flag of Kalmykia (lotus)
Flag of the United Nations (olive branches)
Flag of the United Nations (olive branches)
Flag of Lebanon (cedar)
Flag of Lebanon (cedar)
Flag of Hong Kong (Bauhinia blakeana)
Flag of Hong Kong (Bauhinia blakeana)

Object[edit]

Anchor, Boat, or Ship[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Anchorage, Alaska (an anchor)
Flag of Anchorage, Alaska (an anchor)
Flag of New Brunswick (a galley)
Flag of New Brunswick (a galley)
Flag of Quebec City (the Don de Dieu)
Flag of Quebec City (the Don de Dieu)
Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (the Grande Hermine)
Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (the Grande Hermine)

Astronomical object[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Argentina (Sun of May)
Flag of Argentina (Sun of May)
Flag of Australia (Crux)
Flag of Australia (Crux)
Flag of Brazil (several constellations)
Flag of Brazil (several constellations)
Flag of Laos (Moon)
Flag of Laos (Moon)
Flag of Palau (Moon)
Flag of Palau (Moon)
Flag of the Republic of Macedonia (Sun)
Flag of the Republic of Macedonia (Sun)
Flag of New Zealand (Crux)
Flag of New Zealand (Crux)
Flag of the Philippines (Sun)
Flag of the Philippines (Sun)

Book[edit]

Flag of the Dominican Republic
Flag of the Dominican Republic
Flag of Mozambique
Flag of Mozambique

Building[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Afghanistan (a mosque)
Flag of Afghanistan (a mosque)
Flag of Cambodia (Angkor Wat)
Flag of Cambodia (Angkor Wat)
Flag of Durban, South Africa (City Hall dome)
Flag of Durban, South Africa (City Hall dome)
Flag of the Isle of Wight, UK (Carisbrooke Castle)
Flag of the Isle of Wight, UK (Carisbrooke Castle)
Flag of Toronto, Canada (Toronto City Hall)
Flag of Toronto, Canada (Toronto City Hall)
Royal Standard of the Duke of Edinburgh (Castle)
Royal Standard of the Duke of Edinburgh (Castle)

Headgear[edit]

Examples:

State Ensign of Belgium (crown)
State Ensign of Belgium (crown)
State Flag of Hungary (Crown of Saint Stephen)
State Flag of Hungary (Crown of Saint Stephen)
Flag of Calgary, Alberta (Smithbilt)
Flag of Calgary, Alberta (Smithbilt)
Flag of the Vatican City (Papal Tiara)
Flag of the Vatican City (Papal Tiara)
Personal Flag of Queen Elizabeth II (crown)
Personal Flag of Queen Elizabeth II (crown)
Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1951-1970) (crown)
Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1951-1970) (crown)

Flag[edit]

Examples:

South African Prinsevlag (1928–1994) (flags of the United Kingdom, Orange Free State, and Transvaal)
South African Prinsevlag (1928–1994) (flags of the United Kingdom, Orange Free State, and Transvaal)
Flag of Georgia, USA (2001–2003) (1777 U.S. flag, traditional, 1920, and 1956 Georgia flags, and current U.S. flag)
Flag of Georgia, USA (2001–2003) (1777 U.S. flag, traditional, 1920, and 1956 Georgia flags, and current U.S. flag)
Flag of Haiti (six vertically hoisted Haitian flags)
Flag of Haiti (six vertically hoisted Haitian flags)
Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, France (Basque, Breton, and Norman flags)
Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, France (Basque, Breton, and Norman flags)
Flag of Tuvalu (Union Jack in canton)
Flag of Tuvalu (Union Jack in canton)

Hill, Mountain, or Rock[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Roswell, New Mexico (El Capitan)
Flag of Roswell, New Mexico (El Capitan)
Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture (Mount Fuji)
Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture (Mount Fuji)
Flag of Sint Eustatius (The Quill)
Flag of Sint Eustatius (The Quill)
Flag of Slovakia (Tatra, Mátra and Fatra)
Flag of Slovakia (Tatra, Mátra and Fatra)

Map[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Bangladesh (1971)
Flag of Bangladesh (1971)
Flag of Cyprus
Flag of Cyprus
Flag of Kosovo
Flag of Kosovo
Flag of Unified Korea
Flag of Unified Korea

Machine, Tool, or Instrument[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Angola (machete and cog wheel)
Flag of Angola (machete and cog wheel)
Flag of Kaluga, Russia(satellite)
Flag of Kaluga, Russia
(satellite)
Flag of Portugal(armillary sphere)
Flag of Portugal
(armillary sphere)
Presidential Standard of Ireland (harp)
Presidential Standard of Ireland (harp)
Flag of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland (key)
Flag of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland (key)
Flag of the Soviet Union (hammer and sickle)
Flag of the Soviet Union (hammer and sickle)

Shield or Weapon[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Saudi Arabia (Sword)
Flag of Saudi Arabia (Sword)
Flag of Essex, England (seax)
Flag of Essex, England (seax)
Flag of Guatemala (rifle)
Flag of Guatemala (rifle)
Flag of Kenya (shield and spears)
Flag of Kenya (shield and spears)
Flag of Mozambique (AK-47)
Flag of Mozambique (AK-47)
Flag of Swaziland (shield and spears)
Flag of Swaziland (shield and spears)
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands (arrows)
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands (arrows)

Inscription[edit]

Examples:

Flag of Rwanda (1962-2001) (Latin)
Flag of Rwanda (1962-2001) (Latin)
Flag of Venda (1973-1994) (Latin)
Flag of Venda (1973-1994) (Latin)
Flag of Dutch East India Company, (Latin)
Flag of Dutch East India Company, (Latin)
Flag of Russian SFSR (1918-1920) (Cyrillic)
Flag of Russian SFSR (1918-1920) (Cyrillic)
Flag of Magway Division, Myanmar (Burmese)
Flag of Magway Division, Myanmar (Burmese)
Flag of Saudi Arabia (Arabic)
Flag of Saudi Arabia (Arabic)
Flag of Iran (Arabic)
Flag of Iran (Arabic)
Flag of Righteous Army, Japan (Kanji)
Flag of Righteous Army, Japan (Kanji)
Flag of Lanfang Republic (1777-1884) (Chinese)
Flag of Lanfang Republic (1777-1884) (Chinese)

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