Top Ten Countries with the Best National FlagThe top ten best country flags, based on the meaning, design, and how attractive it looks. Also, each flag has info on its meaning.
The Top Ten
Yes! I am Turkish and am very proud to see my flag at the way top. The red shows the brave people that gave their lives for this country. My country. The moon and stars also show freedom! We may not have the best president at the moment, but he sure better than Donald Dump.
Turkish flag is the best with its meaning. Red is the blood color of martrys who gave their lives for this country. Image of crescent and star is the reflection of them on the blood of martrys.
When you look at this flag you can see how beautiful it by its design and the meaning of its simbols. The white moon that tells us about purity, freedom, the star about victory and the red color represents the blood of those who battle and died protecting this beautiful country that it is Turkey. For me this a truly heroic meaningful flag that talks about its country history and the bravery of its people.
Did the meaning of beautiful or best is change into boring and childish? I know that red is the most attractive color but, in here, it's pain in the eye. Did the picture means the moon bullying the star because it is small? Where is the beauty? Where is the best?
The Stars and Stripes of the United States of America is a flag people love or hate (because of America's Wrongdoings). It's represents the past and present United States. The Thirteen Stripes represent the Original Thirteen Colonies that broke away from Britain in 1775, and formed the U.S.A. The Stars in Canton on a Blue background, which there are currently 50, represent the states within the United States. This may change with a possibility of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st State. Changing the Current flag to have 51 stars instead of 50. The current U.S. flag is the longest U.S. flag ever used as previously it had less stars.
I have no bias here, even though I am American... I just genuinely believe that the American flag is beautiful. It is visually pleasing, and looks pretty unique, though it does look awfully simililar to an Asian country's flag, though I think this is probably a coincidence. It is also so full of meaning and history of our origins. Which is always a plus in a nation's flag. I think this and the Union Jack of Great Britain (also beautiful and full of meaning and history) are tied in the best flags in the world. But, you should all have pride in your nation's flag, no one is better it is all about historics when you think of flags
always looked at this flag in envy. Gorgeous flag. I don't know what's so controversial about the blue line and red lien flags, I like them too. I am a European national, but I may still say I like all of them. Betsy Ross, etc.
It's alright but it doesn't deserve 2. If this was the flag of some South Asian country or somewhere in West Africa, it wouldn't be this high. Most of the votes are coming from Americans who are told their whole lives that their flag is the greatest and whatever. Constant salutes, pledges of allegiance and flag raising ceremonies all for some average looking piece of cloth. There are many flags better than this and Turkey (which is #1 at the moment)
Bhagwa or the saffron colour denotes renunciation or disinterestedness. Our leaders must be indifferent to material gains and dedicate themselves to their work. The white in the centre is light, the path of truth to guide our conduct. The green shows our relation to (the) soil, our relation to the plant life here, on which all other life depends. The "Ashoka Chakra" in the centre of the white is the wheel of the law of dharma. Truth or satya, dharma or virtue ought to be the controlling principle of those who work under this flag. Again, the wheel denotes motion. There is death in stagnation. There is life in movement. India should no more resist change, it must move and go forward. The wheel represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.
India, s Flag is best in world as it defines Peace, Leadership & Happiness in its three Colours.
India is 21st senctury power in the world
Economically, population etc...
India falg is best in the world.. And India is all religion in the country so this is the best,... Rocks
The flag of India has various interpretations if viewed from multiple angles. Saffron, the dominant colour of Hinduism, signifies Warmth and Love while Green, the dominant colour of Islam, signifies Nature. Together they balance each other with the White of Christianity - signifying Peace, the need of whole World today - between them. The Ashoka Chakra in between - the Emblem of India - is taken from Buddhism. So overall, the flag of India stands for PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE OF HUMANITY also known as SECULARISM.
Another interpretation is that Saffron stands for the colour of the Fiery Sun above us followed by the Neutral White Sky or the Atmosphere and then by the Kind Green Mother Nature where we all live. Balancing all these three Elements of Creation stands the Unstoppable Wheel in between (signifying Time, a never-ending entity) which stands Unbiased (witnessing every event in History, but never taking sides).
Overall it can be said that India is a Peaceful & Democratic ...more
This flag always catches my attention. I really like its awesome colors combination and shapes composition. I, too, think it stands in the crowd. Thank you very much for sharing the interesting meanings of each color and elements in the flag. Not in a million years I'd suspect that the green and yellow represent the Brazilian Imperial House. Finally, I loved your definition of this flag: "Definitely the best symbol of a nation, with striking and really meaningful colors, reminiscent of the past but minding the the future". I also happen to love the British Union Jack, Barbados and Albania. Thanks again.
Brazilian colours have no such qualitative symbology, they are the colours of the imperial house (Green and Yellow) with the blue sphere being, in fact an armilary sphere showing the sky in Rio de Janeiro at the night of independence saw from space. The stars, beside being the stars that can be seen in that corner of space also represent the sates and the federal district. The motto (Order and Progress) comes from the Positivist motto "Love as a principle and order as the basis; Progress as the goal" which was a strong philosophical doctrine among the first republicans.
Definitely the best symbol of a nation, with striking and really meaningful colours, reminiscent of the past but minding the future.
The Brazilian Flag is buzzing with symbolism. Green and yellow sybolises the heritage inhertited from the empire of brazil. The imperial coat of arms is replaced with a globe of the night sky with 27 stars and a banner of the motto over it. The stars, whose position in the flag reflect the sky over Rio de Janeiro on November 15, 1889, represent the union's federated units �" each star representing a specific state, plus one for the Federal District.
Definitely the best thought out design for a national flag. (combines the idea of the australian/new zealand southern cross and american stars for states)
The Brazil flag, displays its national motto, "Ordem e proggresso" (Order in progress) in a small white banner inside a blue circle, inside a yellow dimond, inside a green background. The green most likely represents the massive rain forests Brazil is home to.
Officially the Flag of the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Flag of the United Kingdom are different. The Only difference is that the Red Cross as a letter X isn't include on Great Britain's Flag but is on the U.K's Flag. But the People above probably mean the Current Flag not the previous one. And say Great Britain instead of the United Kingdom because lack of geography or history skills. (J.K. G.B. and U.K. are similar but not the Same lucky they didn't say England instead because the Scots will be angry).
Great Britain - Island of Great Britain - England, Scotland and Wales.
United Kingdom - Island of Great Britain and North-Eastern part of the Island of Ireland - Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Whoever said that the United Kingdom is in Great Britain knows very little about either of them. The flag is called the Union Jack but it's the flag of the United Kingdom (the country). Great Britain is the largest island within the United Kingdom and also uses the Union Jack as it's flag.
This flag appears on 4 other countries flags. It appears on Tuvalu, New Zealand, Fiji and Australia.
United Kingdom is not a flag. The flag is called the 'Union Jack' and it's on this list already.
The Canadian flag demonstrates all that is important in providing a symbol for a national flag: It is simple, iconic, very distinctive. It is recognizable from a distance. It does not rely on colonial ties such as the old British Empire union jack; it does not use boring stripes or tricolours which are difficult to understand (I'm looking at you Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, France - although the French get a pass for implementing the Tricoleur) It does not have jingoistic or militaristic meanings in its design (er - USA for its obvious background & China and other Communist flags). It doesn't contain any complicated heraldry such as Monaco. And most importantly, it leaves religion out of it. this is critical to be an inclusive representation of a nations, there are no crosses (UK, Norway, Sweden etc ) no crescents (Turkey ) no stars of David, nothing. It is a beautiful symbol of a united country which has adopted a natural symbol of a stylized maple leaf (it's not ...more
It's all about Canada, not the history, not even the people but the glorious, beauty of thousands of miles that lucky people from all over the world have come to in the past, the present and the future to escape persecution and inequality based on economics, religion, social customs, sexual preferences, gender or political beliefs. It symbolizes the maple tree in the autumn when they change their colours - they are magnificent to behold. It inspires Canadians to remember that it's all of us that matter not just the few in power. No crowns, religious symbols, histories to mar it. Pure nature and the strength it gives us.
There is no other flag in this world that stands out like the Canadian flag. When traveling throughout the world, many Americans will wear this symbol so they can be safe from threats that would come if they wore their stars & stripes. The Canadian flag is very new (1965) but it has been flown in every corner of the planet and has been the symbol of peace, friendliness and honour.
May she always fly free.
Representing the 2nd Largest Country in the World, Canada's Maple Leaf flag has been in use for just over 50 years. Replacing Canada's Colonial Flag that included the flag of the U.K., the Maple Leaf flag is how Canada represents itself. The Maple Leaf is a common symbol of Canada and Maple Syrup (from a Maple Type Tree with the Maple Leaf) is a common condiment for foods in Canada like Pancakes.
The Republic of the Philippines' flag is called the 'Three Stars and a Sun'. General Emilio Aguinaldo, leader of the revolt against Spain, designed Philippines' flag. The equilateral triangle at the hoist denotes equality. Its white color symbolizes purity. The yellow sun stands for the giant steps made by Filipinos in building a nation. The sun's eight rays represent the first eight Filipino provinces to rebel against Spain. The tree yellow stars represent the main geographical regions - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The blue stripe stands for peace, truth and justice. The red stripe symbolizes patriotism and valor. If Philippines is at war, the national flown upside down with the red band at top.
Well this is my country and I basically love everything about it, as anyone could tell from any comment on any other list about the Philippines I've ever made. But bias aside, I actually would say this flag is quite beautiful and I think should be in the top eight or so.
Very symbolic, very historical, very attractive, perfect design, and colorful flag. Not like others which is so boring flags with two kinds of colors only. They don't give more efforts on their flags. It's like they are so lazy of something that would represent their country. The Philippines flag is very special. Just looking at it, would make you feel like it's a beautiful country. Very flamboyant than any other flag in the world.
The symbols of on a Philippine flag are, the white triangle which stands for equality and fraternity, the three yellow stars which represent Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao which are the three geographical divisions of the country, the eight rays of the yellow sun which represent the original eight provinces that started the Philippine revolution against the Spanish rule, the blue field which represents peace, truth and justice and finally the red field symbolizing patriotism and valor.
The Union Flag, represents the Three Kingdoms that formed the United Kingdom at the time the flag was created. The Red Cross or St. George's Cross represents England, the design came from English Sailors visiting Genoa, Italy during the Crusades. The White Cross on a blue background or St. Andrew's Cross represents Scotland, it's inspired by the English Design. And Finally the Red Cross as a letter X or St. Patrick's Cross, represents Ireland, it's also been inspired by the English Design. St. Patrick's Cross is still included even though most of Ireland left the U.K. but Northern Ireland remains today. Wales unfortunately isn't included as at the time the flag was made, Wales was part of England. The Flag represents how the U.K. came to be and how its flag is one of the most recognisable flags in the World. (Because of Influence and Empire).
The Union Jack [Potential pedants please note that it is still called the Union Jack when not on a ship. If you disagree, please do some actual research rather than repeating what was said to you in a pub]. The flag keeps to good vexilogical rules of three bold colours and has a very pleasing and balanced asymmetry (wide-wide up at the hoist or it is upside down! ) It is among the best flags due to a level of brand awareness possibly only shared with the stars & stripes. Change the colours or change it to black & white, or even put just one half of it on a t-shirt or bag it is STILL recognizable. This would not work with most other flags unless they had a complex symbol. By the way if Scotland become independent it will still exist. The first Union Flag existed from 1606 to the political union in 1707, because the countries shared the same monarch from 1603 and will continue to do so.
Without doubt the most iconic symbol throughout the world for nearly 300 years, the union flag is unrivalled in its beauty and symbolism. It has not been created by clever men to symbolise invented hereditary as others have, it actually comes from the history of a group of united nations, the sum of which are far greater than the constituent parts - may it survive another 300 years and more.
The union jack is one of the only flags that;s whole existence is to unify the four nations under one cut of cotton (I still think they should add the welsh dragon.) not only this but its unique and unmatched beauty and geometry is instantaneously recognisable across the globe for the nations contributions to the modern world therefore I believe it should be no. 1
Simple (one disc, not fifty! ) yet significant design. Fewest possibly interesting colours, and good ones, too. Definitely not eye-jarring or cluttered like more complicated flags often are. Beats even Canada.
I love Japan I am so surpiesed right know. I love the red circle and they are the same as China. I wish I could have Japanese eyes so I could be part of Japan and see the big red tower in Tokyo. Japan is my favorite country. I will not say no to Japan
Imperial Japanese flag was better to be honest... Japan's flag has a special simplicity to it but I kind of like its previous flag better (lol)
Japan is the perfect country and everyone that has been to Japan is perfect. Like they are too happy and I think I should kill myself
It is the One nation that can represent folklore and still maintain beauty and near-simplicity. It is similar to Wales as well and Both of which are really cool flags I would hope you vote for.
It is a sovereign nation with a dragon holding power orbs, Bhutan's name in it's native language is "land of the thunder dragon" how cool is that?
Gold and yellow with a white dragon in the middle how does that not look pretty
This flag is awesome. A giant fire breathing dragon I mean come on!
White is a traditional color of the Korean people. The emblem in the centre of the South Korean flag represents the dual forces of yin (blue) and yang (red). The yin and yang balance each other and maintain a harmonious existence by being complementary opposites, positive and negative, active and passive, male and female, night and day, good and evil and so on. Yin is the passive or static mode and yang the active or dynamic mode. The trigrams represent the elements of fire, water, earth, wood, and metal.
For entire history, Korea never have been a colony of China.
The flag is well designed in the aspect of modern design, I think.
One of the best flags in the world. So symbolic, a simple colour scheme of red, blue, white and black.
It is the national flag currently used from the time of being a colony in China.
The Colour represent the turbulent history of South Africa.
The Black, Gold and Green are the Pan-African Colours representing Ethiopia, the only African country to not be colonised by Europeans. (Except Italy, during WW2). The Red, White and Blue represent the Colours of the flags of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (Union Jack), as both were colonisers of South Africa.
History (The Dutch colonised the Cape, Britain took over, fought Boers (Dutch-descendants), created the Dominion/Union of South Africa, Apartheid, Equality, and Present.)
Looking at this flag always fills me with great pride, emotion, and shivers. We are not at peace, we are not at war, but we are all from this one and only rainbow nation.
The colours express the emotions of its people and how powerful it is E. G for black it meanz power and red for love as the South Africans we love people and all those colour shows our hospitality
This is probably the best flag in the world it is unique and each colour has a different meaning
Nepali flag is the only bi triangular shape flag in the whole world.
The blue border symbolizes peace and harmony.
The crimson red indicates the brave spirits of the Nepalese people.
The two triangles symbolize the Himalaya Mountains.
The depiction of celestial bodies (Sun and Moon) represents permanence, Nepal will be there as the sun and the moon.
Many historic archaeological buildings have two gold plated pennon flag which is evidence of bi triangular flag in Nepal, Nepalese flag is believed to have origin from the ancestral time, at least more than 2000 years ago.
Come on guys why isn't this intriguing flag number 1 it has every thing to be number 1.
First it doesn't have the same rectangular flag that all countries utilized shows the unique quality of Nepal.
Second this flag has solid meaning to the symbols it represents 2 main religion in Nepal which are respectfully Hinduism and Buddhism.
Third Nepalese flag is mathematically the hardest flag to draw.
Fourth the sun also symbolises how Nepalese never gives up or quits or dies out like the sun.
Great flag with great meaning and shape.
The blue border symbolizes the peace and harmony that has been prevalent in the country since the age of Gautama Buddha, who was born in Nepal. The crimson red is Nepal's national colour, and it indicates the brave spirits of the Nepalese people. The two triangles symbolize the Himalaya Mountains and represent the two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. The red triangular flag has been a Hindu symbol of victory since the time of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The depiction of celestial bodies represents permanence, the hope that Nepal will last as long as the sun and the moon. The moon symbolizes that the Nepalese are soothing and calm, while the sun symbolizes fierce resolve. The moon also symbolizes the shades and the cool weather of the Himalayas, whereas the sun symbolizes the heat and the high temperature at the lower part (Tarai) of Nepal. Another interpretation: The flag's shape symbolizes a Nepalese pagoda. Putting a mirror at the ...more
Best flag in the world. Most unique flag. This flag has also got a beautiful meaning. The red color of the flag represents bravery of our Gurkhas which has been the reason why,being a very small nation nepal has never been a part of other countries. The sun and moon represents that nepal will remain on the earth until sun and moon exist.
The only flag that unites religions and makes the people of the nation have a common goal and love for the motherland and for everyone that carries the same flag on the shoulders!
It is the best flag because it represents the history of a nation. First raised by Scanderbeg in 1444 after his return to Albania to stop the Ottoman invasion & to unify all Albanian leaders. Since then the Red flag with the black double-headed eagle has represented Unity among Albanans. It is the flag for which hundred thousands of Albanians have given their life for.
The majesty of this flag is that its not only tue flag of Albania, it's the flag of Albanians, which means it is used not only in Albania, but also by Albanians in Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Greece and in Italy by Albanian Arbreshes in Calabria and Sicily.
It is officially prohibited in Montenegro, burned many times in Macedonia & Serbia for the sole reason that it is sacred for Albanians
The double headed eagle, one facing South and one facing North in a single body represents the unison of the 2 sides of Albania in one common goal to fight for their country no matter of religion or difference as Albanian tribes have always fought with each other. The ancestors of Albanians are the Ilyrians, one of the oldest civilisation in Europe.
The red background is the blood of the fallen soldiers.It is a country of eagles which also stands for their power and fight for freedom
Just learn the history of Albania and then you will understand the flag. The red color represent the blood that our ancestors have shed for the country in different battles. We are descendants of Illyrians. We are Autochthonous.
Our flag represents too much, love, brotherhood, sovereignty, honor, loyalty, and above all means the living blood of men and women who fought for their country, for their beliefs, their family and especially their freedom, thanks to them today we can be free wherever we go, it will remain because we inherited the true honor to our house, and taught us that to achieve many things you have to work and fight for it, for me the eagle represents every Mexican willing to fighting that snake that represents everything that hurts nustra nation, homeland and national freedom. That and much more Mexico is the most beautiful flag in the world!.
The Mexican flag not only incorporates beautiful aesthetics, but is entirely grounded on the histories of of three peoples, the Natives, the Spaniards, and the Mexican mestizos.
Though the colors' meanings are often debated, the color green symbolizes the green gemstone-jade which the natives believed to be a symbol for the "present" and all it involves. The white symbolizes religion, brought by the Spaniards and adopted ever since. The red symbolizes the blood of Mexican heroes shed in defense of the nation. The eagle, snake, and cactus represent the Mexica legend of how Tenochtitlan (future Mexico City) was founded.
Few other flags contain as much potent symbolism and many that do fail to grasp their nation's history in a truly beautiful manner.
I'm Mexican. I'm from Toluca, and what I can say is our flag is one of the greatest. Many people do not know the meaning behind the flag, as the green represents hope, the white represents purity, and the red represents the blood of those who dies fighting in our war for independence. The eagle perched above on a cactus eating a serpent derives from the legend in where the Aztecs were told by the Gods to build a city (Which is Mexico City) on top of the river, where they later see the eagle on the cactus eating the serpent. I am proud of my country. VIVA MEXICO!
The meaning of the Royal Eagle in the flag is the legend of the Aztecs, whose god ordered them to settle there where they could see an eagle eating a snake on top of a cactus in an islet that was on a lake, where they found it was where nowadays is Mexico City. The green Part represents Independence an Hope, the white part represents Purity, and the red part is the Blood of the National Heroes. As a Mexican I love my flag and think it is awesome.
The greatest flag on earth
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Unfortunately this Country maybe underwater in the future due to climate change and global warming.
However they were the First Nation to enter the new millennium which actually started in the 2001.
If this list was purely based on aesthetics, there no way it would be outside the top 5.
Never seen this one before... Now I'm having second thoughts.
The most exotic flag in the world!
P.S Dragons don't Exist, for the Curious.
Represents the country of Wales, where is Wales you ask, well it's a country part of the U.K. and borders England. It's officially represented by the Union Flag (see above in list) but nationally Red Dragon or "Y Ddraig Goch" is representing Wales. Wales was once part of England so for most of it's history it was represented by England's Flag, but times have changed and Wales has a Flag.
The welsh flag is the coolest, most bad-ass flag in the world. Come On! It has a big red dragon. Not to mention the history and story behind it. It is mystical, magical and amazing. I imagine that children all around the world see the flag in an atlas and think "WOW, where is that place?!? "
Easily one of the most original flags in the world (most just have stripes and stars), we have a dragon! Symbolism of strength, power and our historical struggle to be a country and not just be England. The colours as well symbolise the natural beauty of Wales.
Wales should be much higher. It has to be the best flag, it has so much history, and it also looks great. Its only lower down because we only have 3 million people living here.
I really like it, it's bright colourful and strong! And also the coat of arm looks very good on the red and yellow background. It also gives out a royal vibe to it
Now THAT is one country to vote for.
Amazing flg of the world
I love the ensigna and the fiery colorway
This flag is one of the most encouraging, simple flags on Earth. All of the colors work to gether perfectly and portray the former beauty of the Fatherland as well as the people's present-day integrity, kindness and pride.
Then why not vote for Belgium?
They have exactly the same three colours and at least their food is better (not that there's much to beat with bratwurst and sauerkraut)
This is the best flag I'm american and the german is so beautiful with the favorite colors Germany is the most beautiful flag in the world Go Germany!
Really, it is beautiful. You have got to be brave to put black as your primary color, but it works for them.
Pakistan flag is very beautiful flag in the world & Pakistani flag create a relationship, love between the people
The color scheme of the flag is excellent, mind blowing and attractive + eye catching. It represents peace and above all rights to minorities through its white colour.
I love this flag very beautiful
I love. The colors of pakistan and it is the most beautiful country for me
not a Greek national here but the Greek flag would be no 1. Very friendly colours, only usage of two colours, very complex yet simple design, canton in the upper left corner for hanging, looks great in icons or pictograms, easy to recognize, stands out and very unique. The stripes make the flag easier to sew and when sewn it's even more beautiful. When you go shopping for souvenirs buy a Greek flag too!
The blue in the Greek flag represents the sea and the sky. The white represents the purity for freedom and the cleansing of the soul. The cross is for the religion. It has 9 lines to represent the phrase " Freedom or Death" during independence from the Ottomans. It also represents the 9 muses of Greek mythology
The white cross represents the wondrous religion of Orthodoxy!
The Greek flag is a very beautiful flag. The white cross in the top left corner represents the religious orgins of the freedom movement. The nine stripes represent the number of syllables in the common greek battle cry, "Eleutheria H Thanatos", translated as "Freedom or death, "
Emblem is the keys of Saint Peter and the Papal Tiara. Yellow represents gold (spiritual power) and white represents silver (worldly power)
I really like this flag, Keyson. Looks cool!
I like this flag. It's square wich is unique.
I like it a lot
very underrated European flag because of the historical embedded background of the coat of arms. Many European flags have their coat of arms removed or simplified, but Portugal is one of the few standing who refuse to strip the coat of arms from their flag.the only downside this beautiful flag has that it doesn't look quite good when it's rotated.
Green represents our hope, that lead the country to discover South America and the first who navigated across Africa with the purpose of reaching India, Red represents the blood of the ones who died for the country, like when we helped Europe by expelling the Muslims out of Spain. A great combination of colours with a beutiful symbol. Simply the best. the ones on top are only there because there are more people from their countries...
The green of the portugal flag represents Prince Henry, the navigator. The red part represents revoulution. The armillary sphere in the centre is an emblem of Henrey The Navigator, and the five blue sheilds commemorate Alphonso Henriques, who established Portugal as an independent Kingdom
A flag with so much meaning like this one should be in the top 5, best flag in the world