Template:Flag

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This template is used to display a small flag icon next to a wikilinked country name. It is related to the {{flagicon}}, {{flagcountry}} and {{flagu}} templates, but offers more options in terms of the text string displayed.

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Flag Template for the main documentation/discussion page for the flag templates system.

Usage[edit]

{{flag|country identifier|optional variant|name=alternative text string|size=maximum width and/or height of the flag image}}

  • country identifier is the common name of the country (e.g. "United States"), a common alias (e.g. "US"), or a standard country code such as those listed at ISO 3166-1 alpha-3
  • variant is an optional second parameter that can be used to display a flag variation, such as a historical flag. The list of variants for each country is documented on the appropriate template page, such as Template:Country data Germany
  • alternative text string, this optional value, specified by the name parameter, is used to display alternative text
  • size, this optional value is specified by the size parameter, and is used to specify the maximum width and/or height of the flag image. This parameter is specified using standard image syntax.

See the prefix index for the templates latently called by this one.

Examples[edit]

Wiki markup Displays Notes
{{flag|United States}}  United States Note that both instances link to United States.
{{flag|USA}}  USA
{{flag|Nepal}}    Nepal
{{flag|Germany}}  Germany All three instances link to Germany.
In addition to the ISO country codes, those used by FIFA, IOC, etc. are also supported.
{{flag|DEU}}  DEU
{{flag|GER}}  GER
{{flag|Germany|empire}}  Germany Flag variations can be used with either country names or country codes.
{{flag|DEU|empire}}  DEU
{{flag|CAN|name=Canadian}}  Canadian The name parameter can be used to change the display string but keep the link to the correct article.
{{flag|Canada|1957|name=Canadian}}  Canadian The name parameter can also be used when flag variants are specified.
{{flag|Texas}}  Texas Flags are also available for several sub-national and multi-national entities such as US states, Canadian provinces, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the European Union.
A complete list can be found at Category:Country data templates.
{{flag|British Columbia|name=BC}}  BC
{{flag|Commonwealth of Nations|name=Cmnwlth}}  Cmnwlth
{{flag|EU}}  EU
{{flag|Switzerland|size=14px}}  Switzerland The size parameter can be used to control the image dimensions.
23x15px is the default size for most countries (some entities have a different default size).
{{flag|Switzerland|size=28px}}  Switzerland

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for the template used by the new VisualEditor.

Flag

This template displays a small flag icon next to a wikilinked country name

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Country identifier 1

Common name of the country (e.g. 'United States'), a common alias (e.g. 'US'), or a standard country code

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Variant 2

Identifies a flag variant to be used instead of the standard flag, e.g. 1815

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Alternative text name

Display alternative text instead of the standard country name

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Maximum dimension size

The maximum width or height, specified via standard 'extended image syntax' (e.g. x30px)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional

See: Wikipedia:Extended image syntax.

See also[edit]

Template Description Example
{{Coat of arms}} displays coat of arms image
Coat-elements-2.pngDialog-warning-orange.svg This file depicts a coat of arms.

The composition of coats of arms are generally public domain with respect to copyright laws, and may be reproduced freely. This corresponds to the international traditional usage, and is explicitly stated in some national copyright laws. Some compositions, of more recent origin, may be copyrighted.

This is not a valid license as such, being a "public domain" statement for the coat of arms definition only. It must be completed with the copyright tag associated to the picture creation.

See Commons:Coats of arms for further information.

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Please note that this applies only to the coat of arms definition (composition / description). The representation of a coat of arms is an artistic creation, subject as such to copyright laws.

Restriction of use - Legal notice:
Most of the time, the usage of coats of arms is governed by legal restrictions, independent of the status of the depiction shown here. A coat of arms represents its owner. Though it can be freely represented, it cannot be appropriated, or used in such a way as to create a confusion with or a prejudice to its owner.

Usage on Commons:
Please provide licence information for the coat of arm representation, information for the author of the picture, and the source if not self-made work.


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{{Flagcountry}} always expands the link text to the full country name  Germany
{{Flagu}} does not link the country name  Germany
{{Flagicon}} displays the flag only, linked to the country name Flag of Germany.svg 
{{Flagdeco}} displays an unlinked flag icon only
{{Flagc}} links the flag image to its description page flag Germany
{{Flaglist}} aligns country names correctly in vertical lists (see that template's documentation) <span class="flagicon" style="display:inline-block;width:Script error: No such module "Flaglist/size".px;">Germany
{{Flagteam}} adds country code in parentheses after linked country name  Germany (GER)
{{Flagathlete}} displays the flag and another name, followed country name or code  Dirk Nowitzki (GER)
{{Flagmedalist}} displays the flag and a name, above linked country name and code  Dirk Nowitzki
Germany (GER)
See Wikipedia:WikiProject Flag Template#List for a longer list of flag templates.