- World Flags
International Flags From Around the World
An Array of Different Country and National Flags
While we pride ourselves on our American flags, we also understand the importance of inclusiveness and diversity of people from all walks of life and ultimately the world at large. At the United States Flag Store, our goal is to be the go-to online store that specializes in all things flag and flag-related items with our international flags from around the world being no exception. Our array of options available for these different country and national flags is extensive and encompasses just about every independent nation, city-state, and territory you can think of.
World flags are a powerful symbol of national pride and unity behind them. They are colorful representations of a country or region’s unique culture, history, and place on this Earth. Each comes in their own shapes, sizes, and designs giving them their own story, meaning, and symbolism. They can be used to represent a nation or region in sporting events, national holidays, or other special occasions. These flags serve as a wonderful way to honor your heritage, and pride or to promote awareness and learning in the form of an educational experience or setting. They can also be used to decorate homes, offices, and schools. World flags are a great way to show off your country or region’s identity and can be used to spark conversations, and connections and create a sense of unity.
We carry flags from 232 different nations, provinces, city-states, and territories. All of these flags are accurate representations with attention to detail regarding their colors, shapes, and symbols making sure that these flags are seen for what they truly are and honoring the places they stand for.
Search for Your Country, Province, City-State, or Territory
This page is going to be your main hub for the different international flags we have available. All of these are in alphabetical order to ensure you can find what you are looking for. If you happen to not see what you are looking for, you can use the search bar at the top of the page as well.
Deciding on a fabric
After you have found the particular flag you are looking for you can check out just what we have in stock. This is going to vary from flag to flag, but for the most part, there should be multiple options that have their own unique qualities and attributes.
For the most part, you will have different options for what type of fabric you want with them coming in the following categories:
- Nylon- A very popular choice among our customers, these flags do well with UV exposure and fly easily with little wind making them an optimal choice as an all-around outdoor flag. These flags look fantastic and are durable and affordable.
- Polyester and Printed Polyester Flags- Standard polyester is going to be used primarily indoors as it is a more economical fabric. They still possess bright colors but are more prone to fading in sunlight and encountering water damage. However, polyester and printed polyester offer an attractive and easy solution at a low price.
- Super Knit Polyester- This particular fabric is a special blend of polyester with an emphasis on durability. This fabric is still an economic one, but is a tier up from standard polyester and is more a cross between both that and nylon. These flags have a great feel and last up to four times longer than standard polyester.
- Sewn Polyester- These flags are designed specifically to fly in high-wind areas and are the heaviest generally most expensive flag type we have. Sewn polyester flags have the most durability out of all the flag fabrics and are the best option if you plan on flying your flag 24/7. These will need more wind to “fly,” and may not be as readily available as our other flag types in our World flags.
What size flag do you need?
From our smallest option of world flags at 4 inches by 6 inches to a grandiose world flag of 6ft by 10ft and everything in between, you are bound to find it here.
The most popular flag size we have at the United States Flag Store is the 3ft by 5ft flag. With a multitude of options in this size, you can find just about all of our World Flags that fit this criteria. Most flags of this size are going to be offered in nylon, polyester, and Superknit Polyester. A 3ft by 5ft flag is the ideal size to put on flagpoles that are 15 to 25ft in height.
Next in popularity would be the 4-inch by 6-inch stick flag. They are great to take with you on the go, whether you are attending a parade, party, event, or holiday celebration about a particular country. Also, a great option for teachers and professors to bring to the classroom and explore their design, history, and meanings. These can also make a great choice and handsome addition to any home or work office desk.
The 4-inch by 6-inch stick flags are also offered at budget-friendly prices and are even available for bulk and wholesale discounts.
Please Note: International flags over 5 ft. x 8 ft. are considered a special order item and are non-refundable and non-returnable. Please see Customer Service for more details.
Did you know we can make custom flags out of your designs? We absolutely can, whether for your business, community, or just for fun the United States Flag Store has got you covered. We utilize the same care, colors, and fabrics as our other products ensuring you get a quality custom flag that’s in good company.
Which flag takes precedence?
Depending on where you are, a different flag may take precedence. While in the United States, the American flag always takes precedence and is displayed first, this is going to change in other countries. The host country is always to be displayed first and take precedence. The remaining international flags should be displayed in alphabetical order and on different flagpoles of equal or lesser height. It should be noted that international flags displayed in other countries should not exceed the host flag in size either.
How many flags represent the world?
Recent estimates put the total world flag count at 194.
Is there a flag that represents the world?
There are a couple of designs, variations, and proposals for flags representing the world, that are known as the Flag of Earth. The first time we see this concept dates back to 1937 from George Dibbern. Dibbern, a German sailor who had been traveling the world for some time refused to fly the obligatory Nazi swastika of his time and instead opted to not be loyal to any country or coat of arms. He did however want to be loyal to what he called the brotherhood. This flag had the red cross of St. George on a white background overtop a blue circle with a blue star in the upper left corner. This was to be representative of humanity as a whole and that in order for the species to carry on, we must all work together.
John McConnel would propose a version in 1973, which saw a photo of Earth as seen from space on a dark blue background.
In 1970, James W. Cadle proposed what looks like a clip art version with a blue-filled circle, on a half-yellow and black background with a smaller white circle in the bottom right representative of the Earth, Sun, space, and the Moon, subsequently.
Paul Carroll would come up with the concept of the World Flag we carry at the United States Flag Store today in 1988. This was done to promote global unity and cooperation and consisted of 159 different members of the United Nations at this time.
We carry the 2006 version of The World Flag from Paul Carroll which has 216 flags on it that are made of different countries, the United Nations flag, and some territories. In the middle, you can see a map of the world as well.
Where to buy flags?
You can buy your flags right here at the United States Flag Store, we do our best to keep all of our products in stock and available at competitive prices.
Just for Fun
One of the most used colors in flags from around the world is the same shade of red found in the American flag. It is found in 14 percent of national flags just behind the color, white.
Purple, on the other hand, is the least used color in the world’s flags only appearing on a handful including, the flag of Dominica, Spain, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
One flag stands out on its own. Most world flags are rectangular, but the flag of Nepal is in the shape of two triangles stacked on top of each other. This was done to represent the Himalayan Mountains.
The flag of Somalia features light blue as an homage to the troops of the United Nations who had helped to keep the peace and their country safe.
Liberia’s flag looks quite similar to that of the United States as it was founded by freed American slaves and they believed in the ideals that the U.S. had stood for.
Chile, Cuba, Panama, and Puerto Rico expressed their support for the United States and their struggle for independence hence they modeled their flags after the American flag.
Multiple flags in the Middle East contain similar colors. The colors black, red, green, and white appear in the flags of Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, and the United Arab Emirates. This was done as a tribute to the flag of the Kingdom of the Hejaz and the Sharif of Mecca, who had helped to take down the Ottoman Empire with the Arab people.