United Kingdom
Sub-national flags

Image of England FIAV Code **....

England "St George’s Cross" [3:5]

Capital City: London
Main Cities: Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle


Image of Scotland FIAV Code **....

Scotland "St Andrew’s Saltire" [3:5]

Capital City: Edinburgh
Main Cities: Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Stirling


Image of Wales FIAV Code **....

Wales "The Red Dragon" [3:5]

Capital City: Cardiff
Main Cities: Swansea, Newport, Aberystwyth


Image of Northern Ireland (unofficial)

Northern Ireland (unofficial) [3:5]

Capital City: Belfast (Beal Feirste)
Main Cities: Londonderry

This flag is a banner of the arms of the old Government of Northern Ireland. The flag ceased to be official in 1973, but continues to be used by Unionists. On no account should it be used for official purposes.


Image of St David’s Cross

St David’s Cross [3:5]

Image of St Patrick’s Cross

St Patrick’s Cross [3:5]

Image of Union Pennant (or vimpel) FIAV Code ***...

Union Pennant (or vimpel)

Pennants may be flown where a flagpole would otherwise be unused and may be flown 24 hours a day without lighting.

Image of England Pennant (or vimpel) FIAV Code ***...

England Pennant (or vimpel)

Pennants may be flown where a flagpole would otherwise be unused and may be flown 24 hours a day without lighting.

Image of Scotland Pennant (or vimpel) FIAV Code ***...

Scotland Pennant (or vimpel)

Pennants may be flown where a flagpole would otherwise be unused and may be flown 24 hours a day without lighting.

Image of Wales Pennant (or vimpel) FIAV Code ***...

Wales Pennant (or vimpel)

Pennants may be flown where a flagpole would otherwise be unused and may be flown 24 hours a day without lighting.

Image of Cornwall

Cornwall [3:5]

Image of Derbyshire

Derbyshire [3:5]

This design was the winner of a poll organized by BBC Derby.

Image of Devon

Devon [3:5]

This design was the winner of a poll organized by BBC Devon.

Image of Dorset

Dorset [3:5]

The flag of Dorset was chosen by a public vote, following a competition to generate designs. The result was announced on 16 September 2008.

Image of East Anglia

East Anglia [3:5]

The blue shield bearing three gold crowns is the arms of East Anglia, derived from the Wuffingas dynasty which ruled in Saxon times.

Image of Essex

Essex [3:5]

Image of Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire [3:5]

This flag was the winner of a competition organized by the High Sherrif of Gloucestershire, Jonathan Carr.

Image of Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire [3:5]

Hertfordshire County Council, under the leadership of Robert Gordon, passed a resolution on 19th November 2008: "This Council has, for the better representation of the County of Hertfordshire and its people, decided that the banner of the County COuncil's arms, namely 'Barry wavy of eight Azure and Argent an Inescutcheon Or charged with a Hart lodged proper' is a fitting and proper emblem for the county and its people and will from this day be the County flag of Hertfordshire. The use of the full achievement of arms, with supporters and mural crown as a crest, is still restricted to the County Council and those specifically authorised by it."

Image of Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire [3:5]

The gold horn is taken from the flag shown on the arms of the county.

Image of Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight [3:5]

The Isle of Wight Flag Committee, in association with the County Press newspaper, organized a public competition to design a flag for the island. They received over 350 entries. These were whittled down to a shortlist of four designs which the public then had an opportunity to vote on. This was the winning design.

Image of Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly [3:5]

The flag was chosen by a series of votes held by the Scilly News. The orange represents the fireglow sunsets for which Scilly is famous. The blue represents the sea. The five white pentacles (stars) represent the main Isles of Scilly.

Image of Kent

Kent [3:5]

This is the traditional flag of Kent, supposedly based on that of Horsa, the Jute. Horsa was the brother of Hengest, who founded the Kingdom of Kent in 449. The first recorded reference is in 1605.

Image of Lancashire

Lancashire [3:5]

The red rose is the traditional symbol of Lancashire and the yellow background was chosen as it, along with red, are the livery colours of the county.

Image of Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire [3:5]

This design was the winner of a poll organized by BBC Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Life.

Image of Middlesex

Middlesex [3:5]

This is the traditional flag of Middlesex, the county that forms the central and north-west parts of Greater London. The seax is the symbol of the Saxons and the Saxon crown was added in 1909 to differentiate the arms and flag from those of Essex.

Image of Northumberland

Northumberland [3:5]

Northumberland County Council encourages its people to fly the banner of the Council's arms. The decision was made in November 1995. The historical county of Northumberland includes the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Image of Orkney Islands

Orkney Islands [3:5]

For many years Orkney used a flag with a red Scandinavian cross on gold, but the Lord Lyon, who controls flags in Scotland, refused to register it as it was too similar to the arms of the Earls of Ulster. In 2007 Orkney Council held a competition to select a new flag. This was won by Duncan Tullock of Birsay. Lord Lyon approved this design.

Image of Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire [3:5]

The flag is based on that of St David, with the Tudor rose symbolising Henry Tudor (Henry VII). Blue is for the sea and green is for the land and cliffs of Pembrokeshire.

Image of Shetland Islands

Shetland Islands [3:5]

Designed in 1969 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the transfer of Shetland from Norway to Scotland, the colours come from the Scottish flag, and the cross shape from Scandinavian tradition.

Image of Wiltshire

Wiltshire [3:5]

The Great Bustard is unique to Wilthshire in the UK.

Image of Yorkshire

Yorkshire [3:5]

The white rose is the traditional symbol of Yorkshire, and placed on a blue background, has been the flag of Yorkshire for over forty years.

 
 
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