National flag

  • johnson's new chart of national emblems, published c. 1868. the large flags shown in the corners are the 37-star flag of the united states (flown 1867–1877), the royal standard of the united kingdom, the russian imperial standard, and the french tricolore with inset imperial eagle. various other flags flown by ships are shown. the flag of cuba is labelled "cuban (so called)". the chinese dragon on the flag of china was drawn mistakenly as a western dragon.

    a national flag is a flag that represents and symbolizes a country. the national flag is flown by the government of a country, but can usually also be flown by citizens of the country. a national flag is designed with specific meanings for its colours and symbols. the colours of the national flag may be worn by the people of a nation to show their patriotism, or related paraphernalia that show the symbols or colours of the flag may be used for those purposes.

    the design of a national flag may be altered after the occurrence of important historical events. the burning or destruction of a national flag is a greatly symbolic act.

  • history
  • process of adoption
  • usage
  • design
  • north america, central america and the caribbean
  • south america
  • europe
  • africa
  • asia
  • oceania
  • see also
  • references
  • external links

Johnson's new chart of national emblems, published c. 1868. The large flags shown in the corners are the 37-star flag of the United States (flown 1867–1877), the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom, the Russian Imperial Standard, and the French tricolore with inset Imperial Eagle. Various other flags flown by ships are shown. The Flag of Cuba is labelled "Cuban (so called)". The Chinese dragon on the Flag of China was drawn mistakenly as a western dragon.

A national flag is a flag that represents and symbolizes a country. The national flag is flown by the government of a country, but can usually also be flown by citizens of the country. A national flag is designed with specific meanings for its colours and symbols. The colours of the national flag may be worn by the people of a nation to show their patriotism, or related paraphernalia that show the symbols or colours of the flag may be used for those purposes.

The design of a national flag may be altered after the occurrence of important historical events. The burning or destruction of a national flag is a greatly symbolic act.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Nasionale vlag
العربية: علم وطني
български: Държавно знаме
eesti: Riigilipp
Ελληνικά: Εθνική σημαία
Esperanto: Nacia flago
فارسی: پرچم ملی
français: Drapeau national
한국어: 국기
հայերեն: Ազգային դրոշ
Bahasa Indonesia: Bendera nasional
íslenska: Þjóðfáni
עברית: דגל לאומי
қазақша: Санат:Тулар
മലയാളം: ദേശീയപതാക
မြန်မာဘာသာ: နိုင်ငံတော်အလံ
Nederlands: Nationale vlag
日本語: 国旗
norsk nynorsk: Nasjonalflagg
português: Bandeira nacional
संस्कृतम्: राष्ट्रियध्वजः
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Državna zastava
svenska: Nationsflagga
Tiếng Việt: Quốc kỳ
文言: 國旗
粵語: 國旗
中文: 国旗