Top Ten Hardest Country Flags to Draw

The Top Ten
1 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west. Ashgabat is the capital and largest city of the country. The population of the country... read more

There are octagons with blizzard things inside, with leaves. This is crazy for an Islamic country. Stars on the flag and a moon, what can I say?

Now, you may be angry at the design on the left. But that design represents Turkmenistan's carpet-making industry, with the five patterns representing the five tribes. So it has a reason for being there.

There must have been a way simpler method to represent the five major tribes or houses than those difficult-to-draw carpet designs.

2 Belize Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole and Spanish are also commonly spoken.

There is so much content to it. There are loads of different colors, and it would take forever just to get proportions right, as somebody said for the Bhutan flag, but this is even worse because there is so much stuff to compare it to. I know what I'm talking about anyway...

As a citizen of Belize, I gotta say, it's kind of hard to draw the coat of arms, aka everything in the white circle.

The hardest flag in the world to draw by far. It has so many colors and symbols, and it's hard and stuff.

3 Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered by China to the north and India to the south. Nepal and Bangladesh are located in proximity to Bhutan but do not share a land border. The country has a population of over... read more

The reason I chose Bhutan is that the Turkmenistan flag, although really hard, is a pattern. So once you get started, you get the hang of drawing it. Bhutan, on the other hand, is not a pattern. So it would take much longer to draw.

The Turkmenistan flag has a pattern, but the dragon is completely different. It's also really hard to draw the dragon with the right proportions and position.

Good luck to anyone trying to draw this. There is way too much detail on this flag. It makes it look a bit ugly. The color scheme is very unique.

4 Belarus Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous... read more

Wow, those motifs are cool but so hard to draw. The green and red background isn't that hard, but those white motifs are insanely hard.

It's one of the hardest flags to draw due to the pattern on the left.

5 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Referred to as the Heart of Asia, it is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, Tajikistan... read more

The background, black, red, and green isn't that hard. The hard parts are the mosque, the Arabic letters, and what looks like crops. The mosque itself is hard, the Arabic letters are so hard, and the intricate designs resembling crops.

Technically, this isn't their flag, and their new one is kind of like Saudi Arabia's. Still, it's very hard.

This is the hardest since the thing in the middle is hard to draw.

6 Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Growing up in a Welsh primary school, this flag was the hardest to draw in a detailed way.

It's a complex dragon. Maybe not as much as Bhutan, but it's a literal dragon! It's never going to be easy.

This is the reason why Wales is not included in the Union Jack.

7 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

It may start out easy when you draw like the Italy flag, where you just trace two lines with a ruler to make three squares, then color the left dark green and the right red. But when you get to the bird eating a worm standing on a cactus part, you're going to have a hard time drawing that.

Look at the shading of the wing! Enough said, really. Most people forget that there's a snake being eaten! Now draw that.

Because we are trying to draw it, but it's harder than the other ones.

8 Swaziland Eswatini, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini and formerly named Swaziland (officially renamed in 2018), is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west, south, and southeast. At no more than 200 kilometres (120 mi) north to... read more

I have no idea what the centerpiece is in the middle of Swaziland's flag.

Swaziland's flag looks like it was designed by someone high on acid.

Yes, drawing the spears and the pelts can be easy, but the curly lines inside the oval can be challenging.

9 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

Very hard due to being one of the oldest designed flags in the world.

10 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the... read more

Indeed, the stripes don't seem that hard, but the stars seem pretty challenging if you ask me.

It's somewhat hard on A4 since you have to fit quite a lot of stars in that blue box.

I'm not from America, so I don't actually know how many stars there are. Sorry.

The Contenders
11 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian... read more

The flag is really good until you zoom in and see the green and red patterns. Horrible. Ruins the whole flag.

Sigh, the red part in the middle isn't too hard, but that pattern...

Why did they have to have that pattern on the green and red?

12 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It has a land area of about 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia. It is bordered... read more

Voted for this. My handwriting is so bad people can't differentiate between my F and R...almost every letter looks the same. No joke, even I get confused sometimes. So, there's no chance I'd get these squiggly lines right. Flags with figures and humans are way too easy to draw.

Where would you even start drawing this monster?

The only thing I can't draw are letters.

13 Mozambique Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

Is it just me, or does the symbol remind you of the USSR?

14 Haiti Haiti, officially known as the Republic of Haiti, is a sovereign state located in the Western Hemisphere. Despite its sovereignty, it faces numerous challenges that have led to functional difficulties... read more

The hard one is the coat of arms. It's small and very hard.

Looks like they could not find a transparent image of their coat of arms.

15 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec,... read more

The maple leaf design is nice, but if you're a schoolchild, it will be impossible to get it right. Most attempts are just squiggles in red crayon.

Canadian here. Try drawing this flag, biased foreigners...

Canadians all agree that mastering the ability to draw the maple leaf in the center is a life goal.

16 Cambodia Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In... read more

Since Cambodia is one of the lesser-known countries (I am from here), it does not get credit for having its prided Angkor Wat on its flag. Having the flags of the USA and Canada ahead of this beauty is blasphemy. It will not beat Turkmenistan or Belarus, but I believe it should be in the top 10.

Why does the temple have to be there? Really, it could just be a star or a circle.

I had to draw this flag for a school project, and it was really hard!

17 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.

Drawing that eagle and the pattern on the left can be really tough.

I tried drawing this flag, and the bird looked nothing like the one on the flag.

18 San Marino San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains. San Marino covers a land area of just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi),... read more

The flag is pretty nice, but the emblem ruins it! At least there is another variant so you can kind of avoid having to draw the emblem.

Hard to draw. If you mess up one detail, it has an impact on the rest of the flag. However, the end result is beautiful.

19 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked country in Southeastern and Central Europe, situated at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. It shares land borders with Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south,... read more

Ah yes, my home country! The coat of arms is the only reason that it's hard.

The crown speaks for itself, let alone adding the bird in all its scary glory.

This should be higher than the Canadian flag.

20 Brunei Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is separated into two... read more

As a Bruneian myself, it's hard for me to draw the coat of arms. This flag is hard to draw.

21 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands... read more

I had to draw this for my class, and I am still in elementary school. I ended up printing it. When I showed my mom, she was surprised. I think it should be higher ranked. Why should three stripes be harder than this, really...even my little brother could do that!

Whew, that drawing is over there.

22 Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It is the smallest nation on Earth, and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.

It is very complicated and hard to draw. I just drew it, and it took me over an hour to finish the sketch.

The keys ruin the whole thing. The color scheme is pretty nice, though.

It's easy for the yellow and white part, but it's too hard to draw the thing on the white part. I think it's the arms.

23 Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912... read more

How is the Albanian flag in 23rd place? It should be higher. Canada's and the USA's flags are easier than the Albanian flag. A student in my class can draw the Canadian flag and the USA flag, and they don't draw the best. And how is the Canadian flag in 15th place and the USA flag in 9th place? (I am a teacher, by the way.)

How is this not number 1? Do you seriously think Ukraine's and Canada's flags are harder to draw?

I love Albania. It is my home country. They are very friendly people and very generous.

24 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad... read more

Hey, drawing 24 stripes inside a circle with an equivalent distance from each other, then draw a hexagon and bisect it into four.

I am an Indian and cannot draw that chakra. It also has little bumps.

25 Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia.

It is home of the famous Gurkhas whose name come from a small district in Nepal called Gorkha. The name Gorkha came from the legendary Indian sage Gorakhnath who did spent later part of his... read more
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