Northern Ireland Flag GIF (Bratach Thuaisceart Éireann)

The Northern Ireland flag (Irish: Bratach Thuaisceart Éireann), also known as the "Ulster Banner" or "Red Hand Flag,"  consists of a white field with a white six-pointed star, a red hand and a golden crown, and a central red cross. The cross is the St. George's Cross. The six-pointed star represents the six Ulster regions that make up Northern Ireland. The origin of the red hand is unknown, but it is thought to be associated with various Ulster lineages. The height-to-width ratio of the flag is 1:2, and the flag was officially used between 1953 and 1972.

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and is located in the north of the island of Ireland. Its capital is Belfast; its population is about 1.885 million (2019); and its area is 13,562 km².

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