Historical flags

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English: This is a gallery of notable historical flags of the world.

Historical flags of Algeria[edit]

Flag of the Algiers Regency (circa 1800)
Flag of the Algiers Regency (circa 1800)
Emirate of Abdelkader (1832-1847)
Emirate of Abdelkader (1832-1847)
Naval Flag of French Algeria (1848-1910)
Naval Flag of French Algeria (1848-1910)

Historical flags of Australia[edit]

Flag of the Commonwealth of Australia (1901–1903)
Flag of the Commonwealth of Australia (1901–1903)
Flag of the Commonwealth of Australia (1903–1908)
Flag of the Commonwealth of Australia (1903–1908)

Historical flags of Bangladesh[edit]

Flag of Bangladesh(1971-1972)
Flag of Bangladesh(1971-1972)
Flag of Bangladesh (1972)
Flag of Bangladesh (1972)

Historical flags of Belarus[edit]

Flag of Belarus (1991-1995)
Flag of Belarus (1991-1995)
Flag of Lithuanian-Byelorussian SSR
Flag of Lithuanian-Byelorussian SSR
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1919-1927)
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1919-1927)
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1937-1940)
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1937-1940)
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1944-1951)
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1944-1951)
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1951-1991)
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1951-1991)
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012)
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012)

Historical flags of Bolivia[edit]

First w:flag of Bolivia (1825-1826)
First w:flag of Bolivia (1825-1826)
Second flag of Bolivia (1826-1851)
Second flag of Bolivia (1826-1851)

Historical flags of Brazil[edit]

Flag of Brazil(1822-1889)
Flag of Brazil(1822-1889)
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960)
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960)
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968)
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968)
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992)
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992)

Historical flags of Canada[edit]

1st Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921)
1st Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921)
Ensign Flag of the Dominion of Canada (1921-1957)
Ensign Flag of the Dominion of Canada (1921-1957)
Ensign Flag of the Dominion of Canada (1957-1965)
Ensign Flag of the Dominion of Canada (1957-1965)

Historical flags of Chile[edit]

First flag of Chile (1812-1814)
First flag of Chile (1812-1814)
Second flag of Chile (1817-1818)
Second flag of Chile (1817-1818)

Historical flags of China[edit]

Flag of the Qing dynasty (1862–1889)
Flag of the Qing dynasty (1862–1889)
Flag of the Qing dynasty (1889–1912)
Flag of the Qing dynasty (1889–1912)
Flag of the Republic of China (1912–1928)
Flag of the Republic of China (1912–1928)
Flag of the Empire of China (1915-1916)
Flag of the Empire of China (1915-1916)
Flag of the Chinese Soviet Republic (1931-1937)
Flag of the Chinese Soviet Republic (1931-1937)
Flag of the Reformed Government of the Republic of China (1938-1940)
Flag of the Reformed Government of the Republic of China (1938-1940)

Historical flags of Eritrea[edit]

Flag of Eritrea (1952-1961)
Flag of Eritrea (1952-1961)
Flag of Eritrea (1993-1995)
Flag of Eritrea (1993-1995)

Historical flags of Germany[edit]

Flag of the North German Confederation (1867-1871), the German Empire (1871-1918), and Nazi Germany (1933-1935, with 3:5 aspect ratio)
Flag of the North German Confederation (1867-1871), the German Empire (1871-1918), and Nazi Germany (1933-1935, with 3:5 aspect ratio)
Flag of the German Confederation and the Weimar Republic (1919-1933)
Flag of the German Confederation and the Weimar Republic (1919-1933)
Flag of Nazi Germany (1935-1945)
Flag of Nazi Germany (1935-1945)
Flag of East Germany (1959-1990)
Flag of East Germany (1959-1990)

Historical flags of Georgia[edit]

Flag of Georgia (1918-1921)
Flag of Georgia (1918-1921)
Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1921-1922)
Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1921-1922)
Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1937-1951)
Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1937-1951)
Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1951-1990)
Flag of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1951-1990)
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004)
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004)

Historical flags of Great Britain[edit]

The Scottish version of the Union Flag (1606-1707)
The Scottish version of the Union Flag (1606-1707)
The English version of the Union Flag (1606-1707), also flag of the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1801)
The English version of the Union Flag (1606-1707), also flag of the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1801)

Historical flags of Hungary[edit]

Flag of the Principality of Hungary (895-1000)
Flag of the Principality of Hungary (895-1000)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1000-1038)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1000-1038)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1046-1172)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1046-1172)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1172-1196)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1172-1196)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (13th century-1301)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (13th century-1301)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1301-1382)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1301-1382)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1387-1437)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1387-1437)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1440-1444)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1440-1444)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1458-1490)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1458-1490)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1490-1516)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1490-1516)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1516-1526)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1516-1526)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (18th century-1848, 1849-1867)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (18th century-1848, 1849-1867)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1848-1849, 1867-1869)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1848-1849, 1867-1869)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1869-1874)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1869-1874)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1874-1896)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1874-1896)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1896-1915)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary (1896-1915)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary and the Hungarian People's Republic (1915-1918)
Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary and the Hungarian People's Republic (1915-1918)
Flag of the Hungarian People's Republic (1918-1919)
Flag of the Hungarian People's Republic (1918-1919)
Flag of the Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
Flag of the Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
Flag of the Hungarian Republic, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Hungarian Republic (1919-1946)
Flag of the Hungarian Republic, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Hungarian Republic (1919-1946)
Flag of the Hungarian Republic (1946-1949) and the Hungarian People's Republic (1956-1957)
Flag of the Hungarian Republic (1946-1949) and the Hungarian People's Republic (1956-1957)
Flag of the Hungarian People's Republic (1949-1956)
Flag of the Hungarian People's Republic (1949-1956)

Historical flags of Italy[edit]

Flag of the Transpadane Republic (1796-1802)
Flag of the Transpadane Republic (1796-1802)
Flag of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy (1805-1812)
Flag of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy (1805-1812)
Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia (and from 1861 of the Kingdom of Italy) (1848-1946)
Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia (and from 1861 of the Kingdom of Italy) (1848-1946)
Flag of the Italian Social Republic (1943-1945)
Flag of the Italian Social Republic (1943-1945)
Flag of the Italian Republic (2003-2006)
Flag of the Italian Republic (2003-2006)

Historical flags of Japan[edit]

Flag of the Tokugawa Shogunate
Flag of the Tokugawa Shogunate
Flag of the Ryūkyū Kingdom (1869-1875)
Flag of the Ryūkyū Kingdom (1869-1875)
Flag of Japan (1870-1999)
Flag of Japan (1870-1999)

Historical flags of Korea[edit]

Royal flag of Goryeo (918-1392)
Royal flag of Goryeo (918-1392)
Flag of Joseon (1856)
Flag of Joseon (1856)
Flag of Joseon (1882-1897) and the Korean Empire (1897-1910)
Flag of Joseon (1882-1897) and the Korean Empire (1897-1910)
Royal standard of Joseon
Royal standard of Joseon
Flag of the People's Republic of Korea (1945-1946)
Flag of the People's Republic of Korea (1945-1946)
Flag of South Korea (1945-1948)
Flag of South Korea (1945-1948)
Flag of South Korea (1948-1949)
Flag of South Korea (1948-1949)
Flag of South Korea (1949-1997)
Flag of South Korea (1949-1997)
Flag of North Korea (July 1948-September 1948)
Flag of North Korea (July 1948-September 1948)
Flag of North Korea (1948-1992)
Flag of North Korea (1948-1992)

Historical flags of Kurdistan[edit]

Flag of the Soran Emirate  (1816-1835)
Flag of the Soran Emirate (1816-1835)
Flag of the Kingdom of Kurdistan (1922-1924)
Flag of the Kingdom of Kurdistan (1922-1924)
Flag of the Republic of Ararat (1927-1930)
Flag of the Republic of Ararat (1927-1930)
Flag of the Republic of Mahabad (1946-1947)
Flag of the Republic of Mahabad (1946-1947)

Historical flags of Mexico[edit]

Flag of the Three Guarantees
Flag of the Three Guarantees
Flag of the First Mexican Empire
Flag of the First Mexican Empire
Flag of the Second Mexican Empire
Flag of the Second Mexican Empire
Flag of Mexico (1917-1934)
Flag of Mexico (1917-1934)
Flag of Mexico (1934-1968)
Flag of Mexico (1934-1968)

Historical flags of Peru[edit]

Flag of Peru (1825-1950)
Flag of Peru (1825-1950)

Historical flags of Russia[edit]

Flag of the Russian Empire (1721-1917)
Flag of the Russian Empire (1721-1917)
Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1918-1937)
Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1918-1937)
Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1937-1954)
Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1937-1954)
Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1954-1991)
Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1954-1991)
Flag of the Russian Federation (1991-1993)
Flag of the Russian Federation (1991-1993)

Historical flags of South Africa[edit]

South Africa Red Ensign (1910-1912)
South Africa Red Ensign (1910-1912)
South Africa Red Ensign (1912-1951)
South Africa Red Ensign (1912-1951)
Blue Ensign of South Africa (1910-1912)
Blue Ensign of South Africa (1910-1912)
Blue Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928)
Blue Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928)
Flag of South Africa (1928-1995)
Flag of South Africa (1928-1995)

Historical flags of the Soviet Union[edit]

Flag of the Soviet Union (1923-1955)
Flag of the Soviet Union (1923-1955)
Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980)
Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980)
Flag of the Soviet Union (1980-1991)
Flag of the Soviet Union (1980-1991)

Historical flags of Spain[edit]

Royal Banner of Catholic Monarchs (1479-1504)
Royal Banner of Catholic Monarchs (1479-1504)
Royal Banner of Queen Joanna (1504-1519)
Royal Banner of Queen Joanna (1504-1519)
Royal Standard of Spain (1580-1668)
Royal Standard of Spain (1580-1668)
Royal Standard of Spain (1668-1700)
Royal Standard of Spain (1668-1700)
Royal Standard of Spain (1700-1761)
Royal Standard of Spain (1700-1761)
Cross of Burgundy Flag, Military flag, also used in the Spanish Overseas Territories (1506-1701 Eventually until 1785)
Cross of Burgundy Flag, Military flag, also used in the Spanish Overseas Territories (1506-1701 Eventually until 1785)
Pavilion of Spanish Navy (1701-1748)
Pavilion of Spanish Navy (1701-1748)
Pavilion of Spanish Navy (1748-1785)
Pavilion of Spanish Navy (1748-1785)
Flag of Spanish Coast Defenses (1700-1771)
Flag of Spanish Coast Defenses (1700-1771)
Flag of Spain  (1785-1873 and 1875-1931)
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931)
Flag of Spain (1873-1874) "w:First Spanish Republic"
Flag of Spain (1873-1874) "w:First Spanish Republic"
Flag of Spain (1931-1939) "w:Second Spanish Republic"
Flag of Spain (1931-1939) "w:Second Spanish Republic"
Flag of w: Francoist Spain
Flag of w: Francoist Spain
Flag of Spain  (1977-1981)
Flag of Spain (1977-1981)

Historical flags of Turkmenistan[edit]

Flag of Turkmenistan (1992-1997)
Flag of Turkmenistan (1992-1997)
Flag of Turkmenistan (1997-2001)
Flag of Turkmenistan (1997-2001)

Historical flags of Ukraine[edit]

Flag of the Ukrainian People's Republic (1917)
Flag of the Ukrainian People's Republic (1917)
Flag of the Ukrainian SSR (1950-1991)
Flag of the Ukrainian SSR (1950-1991)
Flag used in the Ukrainian Free Territory (1918-1921)
Flag used in the Ukrainian Free Territory (1918-1921)

Historical flags of the United States of America[edit]

Flag of the United States of America (1775-1777)
Flag of the United States of America (1775-1777)
Flag of the United States of America (1777-1795)
Flag of the United States of America (1777-1795)
Flag of the United States of America (1795-1818)
Flag of the United States of America (1795-1818)
Flag of the United States of America (1818-1819)
Flag of the United States of America (1818-1819)
Flag of the United States of America (1819-1820)
Flag of the United States of America (1819-1820)
Flag of the United States of America (1820-1822)
Flag of the United States of America (1820-1822)
Flag of the United States of America (1822-1836)
Flag of the United States of America (1822-1836)
Flag of the United States of America (1836-1837)
Flag of the United States of America (1836-1837)
Flag of the United States of America (1837-1845)
Flag of the United States of America (1837-1845)
Flag of the United States of America (1845-1846)
Flag of the United States of America (1845-1846)
Flag of the United States of America (1846-1847)
Flag of the United States of America (1846-1847)
Flag of the United States of America (1847-1848)
Flag of the United States of America (1847-1848)
Flag of the United States of America (1848-1851)
Flag of the United States of America (1848-1851)
Flag of the United States of America (1851-1858)
Flag of the United States of America (1851-1858)
Flag of the United States of America (1858-1859)
Flag of the United States of America (1858-1859)
Flag of the United States of America (1859-1861)
Flag of the United States of America (1859-1861)
Flag of the United States of America (1861-1863)
Flag of the United States of America (1861-1863)
Flag of the United States of America (1861-1863)
Flag of the United States of America (1861-1863)
Flag of the United States of America (1863-1865)
Flag of the United States of America (1863-1865)
Flag of the United States of America (1863-1865)
Flag of the United States of America (1863-1865)
Flag of the United States of America (1865-1867)
Flag of the United States of America (1865-1867)
Flag of the United States of America (1867-1877)
Flag of the United States of America (1867-1877)
Flag of the United States of America (1877-1890)
Flag of the United States of America (1877-1890)
Flag of the United States of America (1890-1891)
Flag of the United States of America (1890-1891)
Flag of the United States of America (1891-1896)
Flag of the United States of America (1891-1896)
Flag of the United States of America (1896-1908)
Flag of the United States of America (1896-1908)
Flag of the United States of America (1908-1912)
Flag of the United States of America (1908-1912)
Flag of the United States of America (1912-1959)
Flag of the United States of America (1912-1959)
Flag of the United States of America (1959-1960)
Flag of the United States of America (1959-1960)
First National Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861-1863), aka the "Stars and Bars"
First National Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861-1863), aka the "Stars and Bars"
Second National Flag of the Confederate States of America (1863-1865), aka "Stainless Banner"/"White Man's Flag"
Second National Flag of the Confederate States of America (1863-1865), aka "Stainless Banner"/"White Man's Flag"
Third National Flag of the Confederate States of America (1865), aka "The Bloodstained Banner"
Third National Flag of the Confederate States of America (1865), aka "The Bloodstained Banner"
The Confederate Navy Jack (1863-1865)
The Confederate Navy Jack (1863-1865)

Historical flags of Vietnam[edit]

Flag of the Tây Sơn dynasty
Flag of the Tây Sơn dynasty
Flag of North Vietnam (1945-1955)
Flag of North Vietnam (1945-1955)
Flag of South Vietnam (1955-1975)
Flag of South Vietnam (1955-1975)

Historical flags of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia from 1896-1979)[edit]

Flag of the Central African Federation (1953-1963)
Flag of the Central African Federation (1953-1963)
Flag of Rhodesia (1954-1968)
Flag of Rhodesia (1954-1968)
Flag of Rhodesia (1968-1979)
Flag of Rhodesia (1968-1979)
Flag of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979)
Flag of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979)

Miscellaneous historical flags[edit]

Flag of Portugal
Flag of Portugal
Flag of the Kalmar Union
Flag of the Kalmar Union
Flag of the United Baltic Duchy
Flag of the United Baltic Duchy
Flag of the Cretan Republic
Flag of the Cretan Republic
Flag of Dutch Republic (1581-1795)
Flag of Dutch Republic (1581-1795)
Flag of Moresnet (1816-1919)
Flag of Moresnet (1816-1919)
Flag of Gran Colombia (1819-1920)
Flag of Gran Colombia (1819-1920)
Flag of The Republic of Texas (1836-1839)
Flag of The Republic of Texas (1836-1839)
Flag of the Lares Revolution of Puerto Rico (1868)
Flag of the Lares Revolution of Puerto Rico (1868)
Flag of Transylvania (before 1918)
Flag of Transylvania (before 1918)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918)
Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945-1992)
Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945-1992)
Flag of Saar (1947-1956)
Flag of Saar (1947-1956)
Flag of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1947-1994)
Flag of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1947-1994)
Scottish Red Ensign, used by the Royal Scottish Navy (before 1707)
Scottish Red Ensign, used by the Royal Scottish Navy (before 1707)
Flag of Hong Kong (1959-1997)
Flag of Hong Kong (1959-1997)
Flag of South Yemen (1970-1990)
Flag of South Yemen (1970-1990)
Flag of Zaire (1971-1997)
Flag of Zaire (1971-1997)
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1997-2006)
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1997-2006)
Flag of the British Straits Settlements of Singapore, Penang and Malacca, 1874-1942
Flag of the British Straits Settlements of Singapore, Penang and Malacca, 1874-1942
Flag of Iran (1907-1979)
Flag of Iran (1907-1979)
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936 and 1941-1974)
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936 and 1941-1974)
Flag of Laos (1952-1975)
Flag of Laos (1952-1975)