Flag of France (GIF)

The national flag of France (French: drapeau français), known as the Tricolore, is a striking design featuring three vertical stripes of equal width. From left to right, the stripes are blue, white, and red. Its origin dates back to the French Revolution, when the colors of the King (white) and the City of Paris (blue and red) were combined. This flag holds profound historical significance, with each color representing different principles of the French Revolution. Blue symbolizes liberty and the pursuit of ideals, white represents equality and the desire for a just society, and red signifies fraternity and the bloodshed during the revolution's struggle for freedom. The Tricolore reflects France's core values of liberty, equality, and fraternity, making it not only a symbol of the nation's history but also a universal emblem of democratic ideals and human rights.

Adopted:February 15, 1794
Designed by:Lafayette, Jacques-Louis David
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇫🇷

The emblem of France, often referred to as the "Arms of the French Republic," boasts a rich and intricate design. The emblem is characterized by a wide pelte shield that bears a lion's head on one end and an eagle's head on the other, with the letters "RF" for "République Française" in the center. Surrounding the shield, a laurel branch symbolizes the triumph and victory of the French Republic, while an oak branch signifies enduring strength and wisdom. Additionally, the inclusion of the fasces, a bundle of rods with an axe, represents the concept of justice and the power of the state. This emblem reflects France's enduring commitment to its republican values, justice, and the enduring spirit of the nation.

The France flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign country in Western Europe. Its capital is Paris, and its population is about 67.5 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Comoros, Dominica, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritius, Monaco, Saint Lucia, Spain, Switzerland, Suriname, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

The waving light colored flag of France (Animated GIF)
The waving flag of France with its coat of arms or emblem (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Paris
Other major cities:Marseille,
Official language:French
Region:Western Europe
Ethnic groups:89% French (native-born),
4.4% French (naturalized),
6.2% non-citizens,
8.9% foreign-born
Religions:51% Christian,
40% non-religious,
6% Muslim,
1% Jewish,
2% other faiths
Nationality name:French
Area:640,679 km²
(247,368 sq mi)
Population:67.5 million (2021)
Country codes:FR, FRA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.fr
Calling code:+33

Keywords: Flag, emblem, and coat of arms of France (French: Drapeau, emblème et armoiries de la France), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_France
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomatic_emblem_of_France


Hello, so I think the GIF needs updating as France's president has changed the blue of the flag to a darker navy shade.
November 15, 2021 at 2:00 AM
France's flag was changed as of today. Only the blue's been changed to a darker shade.
November 15, 2021 at 2:00 AM
updated to new colors
February 13, 2022 at 6:41 PM
It'd be cool if you could add this as an alternate variant GIF, these are the colours of the flag since 2020, though a lot of wiki pages use the darker coloured flag
February 17, 2024 at 4:26 PM
February 18, 2024 at 10:03 PM
I see you didn't add the French Southern and Antarctic Lands flag on there. Can you please add that?
March 24, 2024 at 4:59 AM
I'm saying you didn't add the French Southern and Antarctic Lands/French Southern Territories flag in the “French flags” list. Please add it.
March 24, 2024 at 5:04 AM
added here
March 25, 2024 at 1:50 PM

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