What's New

May, 2013

Canada
new naval ensign.

February, 2012

Belarus
new design for national flag.

August, 2011

Canada
new names for armed forces.
Libya
new national flag.

July, 2011

South Sudan
new country.
United States
state flag of Utah updated.

October, 2010

Myanmar
new national flag.

On 10 October 2010, Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist. Two of the islands became new countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, whilst the rest of the islands became Special Municipalities of the Netherlands.

Curacao
new country.
Sint Maarten
new country.
Netherlands
new special municipalities added.

September, 2010

African Union
new organization flag.
Malawi
new national flag.

December, 2009

Commonwealth
Rwanda added to membership list.
Rwanda
now marked as a Commonwealth member.

August, 2009

United Kingdom
new sub-national flags added.
United Kingdom
new UKBA ensign.
United Kingdom
new UKBA board members' pennant.

October, 2008

New Zealand
new Governor General's flag.
Signals
new versions of the signal flags and pennants.
Tokelau
new national flag.

February, 2008

Iraq
new national flag.
Kosovo
new national flag.

March, 2007

Two more sets of sub-national flags have been added, meaning that Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Netherland Antilles, United Kingdom and United States sub-nationals are now back in the new site. Further countries will be added soon.

Brazil
state flags added.
Germany
state flags added.

February, 2007

A small redesign of the site to improve the display of flags and the indices. The site should also print out better now that it has a specific print stylesheet.

Many small corrections to flag images have also been made.

Lesotho
new national and royal flag.
Canada
Newfoundland traditional flag corrected.
United Kingdom
more county and army camp flags added.
United States
military flags added.

July, 2006

Congo-Kinshasa
new national flag.
Venezuela
new national and state flags.

June, 2006

Montenegro
added new country.
Serbia
added new country.

June, 2005

A major reworking of all the images in the database. The old images had a slightly washed-out appearance and the new images use more vivid colours.

Afghanistan
new national flag.
Saint Lucia
colour of national flag corrected.
Spain
regional flags added.

May, 2005

Maps! An often requested feature is making its appearance. Most countries now feature a button that will popup a map of the country. There are now over 250 maps in the database.

Our new USA flag shop is operational and if you live in the USA the buy buttons under certain flags will now take you to the US-based flag shop, as will the flag shop button on the left-hand bar.

January, 2005

Two more sets of sub-national flags have been added, meaning that Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Netherland Antilles, United Kingdom and United States sub-nationals are now back in the new site. Further countries will be added soon.

Austria
provincial flags added.
The Netherlands
provincial flags added.
NATO
membership list corrected.

October, 2004

The entire site has been re-designed and re-engineered. It now runs from a database using PHP. The HTML has been modernized, and now uses CSS stylesheets. The flag images are now larger and where relevant the FIAV flag code is given beside each flag.

There is now a full search facility that allows you to find a flag by colour or design.

Initially some of the sub-national regions that were covered in the old version, and the flags from history, are not in the new version, but rest assured that these will be added back in. In the meantime there are many more head-of-state flags, more naval ensigns, etc. There are also a whole lot more British flags (this being my speciality), including all the current yacht ensigns.

The new site is still a work in progress, with new features being added as time allows.

Hungary
state flag updated with official arms.
India
new naval ensign.
Irâq
new national flag.
Serbia
new national flag.
Montenegro
new national flag.
Vojvodina
provincial flag added.

January, 2004

Georgia
new national flag.
Gibraltar
updated design detail of national flag.
United States
state flag of Georgia updated.

February, 2003

Serbia & Montenegro
new name for Yugoslavia.

January, 2003

Irân
corrected drawing of emblem and arabic writing.

October, 2002

Commonwealth
added flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
Switzerland
now UN member.
Timor-Leste
new country name, now UN member.
Tristan da Cunha
new flags.

September, 2002

See our brand new flag shop, for all your flag needs.

May, 2002

East Timor
new national flag.

February, 2002

Afghanistan
new national flag.
Bahrain
new country name, national flag and royal standard.
Canada
province name of Newfoundland & Labrador updated.
Comoros
new national flag.

January, 2002

Rwanda
new national flag of Rwanda.
Andorra
currency updated.
Aruba
currency updated.
Austria
currency updated.
Belgium
currency updated.
Finland
currency updated.
France
currency updated.
French Polynesia
currency updated.
French Southern & Antarctic Lands
currency updated.
Germany
currency updated.
Greece
currency updated.
Ireland
currency updated.
Italy
currency updated.
Luxembourg
currency updated.
Monaco
currency updated.
Netherlands
currency updated.
Netherlands Antilles
currency updated.
New Caledonia
currency updated.
Portugal
currency updated.
Réunion
currency updated.
San Marino
currency updated.
Spain
currency updated.
St. Pierre & Miquelon
currency updated.
Vatican City
currency updated.

October, 2001

India
new naval ensign added.

Many small changes to the country data to reflect updates and corrections.

May, 2001

Commonwealth
organization flag updated.
Turkmenistan
new national flag of Turkmenistan.
United States
state flag of Wyoming corrected with the seal in blue.

February, 2001

Poland
Polish eagle corrected to match government drawing and air ensign added.
United States
new state flag of Georgia added.

January, 2001

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
flag images corrected to show the full achievement of arms.

December, 2000

Hong Kong
regional flag corrected to match official specification and more flags added.
Hungary
state flag added.

September, 2000

A new section "Flags from History" covers flags for specific historical periods or events.

Initially it only contains World War II but I plan to add more periods shortly.

FIAV
new entry.
Islamic Conference
new entry.
Jordan
national flag corrected, naval ensign and royal standard added.
Nordic Council
new entry.
Olympics
new entry.
Pacific Community
new entry.
Red Cross
new entry.
SAMI
new entry.
Scouts & Guides
new entry.
Sovereign Military Order of Malta
new entry.

August, 2000

Andorra
national flag and arms changed to match new government drawings.
Egypt
eagle on national and naval ensigns corrected.
Eritrea
national flag corrected.
India
aspect ratio of naval ensign corrected.
Mongolia
shade of blue corrected.
Paraguay
aspect ratio corrected.
Saudi Arabia
civil ensign corrected.
Switzerland
cantonal flag of Schwytz corrected.
United Kingdom
30 new flags added.
United States
state flags of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oregon updated.
Yugoslavia
separate flag of Montenegro added.

June, 2000

The main index has been redone, with clearer links to the different parts of the site. The new "Complete Index" now includes sub-national regions. There is a new section "About Flags" which includes the list of other websites that it replaces in the navigation bar. The section is still under construction but I hope it will answer many of your queries about flags.

March, 2000

Advertising banners have been added to all the pages. As the popularity of this site has grown over the last few years the costs of hosting it have increased. In order to cover these costs and provide the opportunity to expand the site I have decided to take advertising. I am using a very reputable ad agency that does not take adverts for subjects unsuitable for children, but if you do come across an advert that you feel is inappropriate please email me about it (the more details about the ad you send me the better able I will be to track it).

If you have any other comments about the adverts then please email me.

February, 2000

A major update to the database with numerous countries updated. Links to additional pages now have graphical buttons to make them more obvious. The main memberships of each country are now given and many organizations now include membership lists.

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
flags added.

August, 1999

Canada
Royal and Armed Forces flags added.

May, 1999

The entire database has been recreated with the main country pages now concentrating on national and state flags and ensigns. Flags of subnationals are now given on additional pages. This should reduce page load times for users who are mainly interested in national flags, while allowing the total flag coverage to be increased (see United Kingdom for an example).

British Antarctic Territory
new entry added.
East Timor
new entry added.
United Kingdom
many flags added.

April, 1999

Canada
new flag for Nunavut, Québec corrected.

February, 1998

Bosnia & Herzegovina
new national and republic flags added.
Congo-Kinshasa
shade of blue on new flag corrected.
Yugoslavia
ratio of Montenegro's flag corrected.

December, 1997

ASEAN
new entry.
Belgium
government ensign added.
Italy
naval ensign corrected.
Kazakhstan
naval and government ensigns added.

A site map shows the layout of the database.

A new help page describes the new navigation controls and includes a glossary of some common flag terms.

A visual flag search facility in Java - still a work in progress, but have a look.

October, 1997

Congo-Brazzaville
short name changed.
Estonia
naval ensign added.
Ethiopia
addition of a star symbol to the flag.
Martinique
local flag added.
New Caledonia
local flag added.
Russia
new Mordvian flag.
St.Pierre & Miquelon
local flag added.
Somaliland
new flag added.
Wake Island
local flag added.
Wallis & Futuna
local flag added.

July, 1997

Comoros
new flag added.
Malaysia
naval ensign added.
Mauritius
civil and government ensigns added.
Seborga
new flag added.
Oman
naval ensign added.
Thailand
naval ensign added.
Turkmenistan
new flag added.

A new page gives links to other websites that cover vexillology.

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