National Flags - small GIFs
I have made a set of GIFs of national Flags, all of the same format, to be
used on Web pages.
These flags are as correct as possible within the small format (36 x 54 pixels),
with two main exceptions :
Since the formats are all the same, the correct format of the flags had to
be adapted. A flag is only correct when also its proportional shape is correct.
Side by side however, a standard format is to be preferred
All flags have been drawn using the same colour palette. Therefor, the shades
are not exact. But this too provides a nicer look when presented side by
You are free to use these flags on your site, but please put a reference
on your page :
mail me (HermanDW@skynet.be) to tell
me. That way, I can also inform you of changes.
If you need additional flags, that can be arranged.
Here are the National flags : A-C /
D-K / L-R /
Also here are US States Flags.
And selected other subnational flags, and some
sporting and former nations.
This is a zipped file of all flags
Recently changed flags:
Belize changed the official presentation of its flag, but the
changes are too small to be seen on this gif.
(FYRO) Macedonia changed its name to North Macedonia
Swaziland changed its name to Eswatini
Swaziland redefined the blue in its flag (previously
in november 2017, Mauritania changed its flag
On 2012-05-28, Malawi reverted to the previous national
flag (was the official one for two years)
Changes from 2011:
Libya's flag was changed at UN hedquarters on 2011-09-21
South Sudan achieved independence on 2011-07-09
Changes from 2010:
on 2010-10-21, Myanmar changed the national flag
( was the old one)
Curacao and Sint-Maarten became "independant"
on 2010-10-10, but did not change their flag
on 2010-07-02, Malawi changed the national flag (but
they reverted in 2012)
Changes from 2008:
in 2008-05, Tokelau approved new national symbols, meanwhile
accepted by the New Zealand Government and Queen Elisabeth 2
on 2008-02-17, Kosovo declared independance and presented
on 2008-01-22, Iraq adopted a new flag, dropping the three
stars that the Kurds (mistakenly) believed were a symbol of Saddam's party.
Changes from 2007:
on 2007-02-23, the French Southern Territories adopted
a new flag, the previous one () being only the flag of
the Senior Administrator.
Changes from 2006:
on 2006-10-01, Lesotho adopted a new flag
on 2006-03-12, Venezuela added an eighth star to its flag
on 2006-02-20, the Democratic Republic of Congo got a new
constitution and flag, returning to the flag of the period 1963-71.
Changes from 2005:
Scotland wrote down regulations for the width of the
Changes from 2004:
Zanzibar (part of Tanzania) adopted a new flag
Serbia (part of Serbia & Montenegro) adopted a
new state flag
Montenegro (part of Serbia & Montenegro) adopted
a new flag on 2004-07-12
Iraq started using a new flag in July, but the change
was minor (new type of letters)
Cyprus will not get the new flag because the constitution
has not been ratified in both parts of the island
Angola announced a new flag. It is not yet official.
Yugoslavia changed its name to "Serbia and Montenegro".
The new Flag was announced on 2003-06-29, but has been superseded since
Georgia changed its flag on 2004-01-14
Afghanistan changed the colour (and the image) of the
coat-of-arms in its flag.
Changes from 2003:
Changes from 2002:
Changes from 2001 :
Tunisia changed the design of the crescent in its flag.
Turkmenistan changed the width of the green stripe near
Changes from 1999 :
Japan made an official change to the proportions of its
Rwanda changed its flag, but the change was not carried
through until 2002.
Changes from 1998 :
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Changes from 1997 :
Comoros (changed back in 2002)
Congo, Democratic Republic (changed again in 2006)
Tuvalu (returning to the pre-1995 flag)
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Last Modified : 2020-04-06
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