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 & 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 world 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 67,546,000.

The waving flag of the United Kingdom (Land variant with 3:5 ratio, Animated GIF)
The waving flag of United Kingdom with 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 (pop. 7,557,000)
Other major cities:Birmingham (984,000)
Liverpool (864,000)
Nottingham (730,000)
Official languages:English
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:87.1% White
7.0% Asian
3.0% Black
2.0% Mixed
0.9% others
Religion: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
Demonym:British, Briton
Area:242,495 km²
(93,628 sq mi)
Population:67,546,000
Currency:Pound sterling
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5 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

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