Flag of the United Kingdom (GIF)



The national flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Jack, also known as the Union Flag. The UK flag is a red, white, and blue flag formed by overlapping Saint George (England and Wales), Saint Andrew (Scotland), and Saint Patrick (Ireland) crosses. The height-to-width ratio on the flag is 1:2 or 3:5 (the 1:2 ratio flag above is the sea variant, while the 3:5 ratio flag below is the land variant), and the flag was adopted on January 1, 1801.

The shield in its coat of arms includes lions of England and Scotland, as well as an Irish harp. The shield is supported by an English lion and a Scottish unicorn. The green field below features a thistle, a Tudor rose, and a shamrock, representing Scotland, England, and Ireland, respectively.

The United Kingdom flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in Western Europe. It consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Its capital is London, and its population is about 67.33 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Spain.

The waving flag of the United Kingdom (land variant with 3:5 ratio, animated GIF)
The waving flag of the United Kingdom with the Wales dragon (unofficial)
The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom on a waving white flag
The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom (Scotland) on a waving white flag
The waving vertical flag of the United Kingdom (Animated GIF)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:London
Other major cities:Birmingham,
Liverpool,
Nottingham
Official language:English
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:87.1% White,
7.0% Asian,
3.0% Black,
2.0% Mixed,
0.9% others
Religions:59.5% Christian,
25.7% Irreligious,
4.4% Muslim,
1.3% Hindu,
0.7% Sikh,
0.4% Jewish,
0.4% Buddhist,
0.4% Other,
7.2% Unknown
Nationality names:British, Briton
Area:242,495 km²
(93,628 sq mi)
Population:67.33 million (2021)
Currency:Pound sterling
Country codes:GB, GBR (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.uk
Calling code:+44
Flag emoji code:🇬🇧
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6 comments:


Anonymous
When the flag is hung vertically do not hang it upside down.
August 5, 2022 at 3:52 PM
Conor
The flag proportions on land are exclusively 3:5. You have to use this version as it says by law.
The one you're using is the version used at sea, which is 1:2.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom_(3-5).svg
https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/uk-flags/british-flag-protocol/
September 10, 2022 at 7:11 PM
Conor
Hey, not to sound annoying but if you don't wanna change the 1:2 flag, can you at least add the 3:5 version as a variant as this version is mainly used on land?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom_(3-5).svg
September 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM
admin
I'll update soon Conor. I'm a little busy right now.
September 12, 2022 at 7:49 PM
admin
Added 3:5 variant.
September 18, 2022 at 12:42 AM
Anonymous
I think it is high time Wales is supported on the Union Jack
October 4, 2022 at 12:57 PM

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