Flag of the United Kingdom (GIF)

The national flag of the United Kingdom (UK), also known as the Union Flag or Union Jack, has a distinctive design composed of a deep blue field with a combination of red and white crosses. The flag's intricate symbolism represents the union of four countries within the United Kingdom. The red St. George's Cross of England, the white St. Andrew's Cross of Scotland, and the red diagonal St. Patrick's Cross of Ireland, symbolizing Northern Ireland, are superimposed to create this iconic design. The Union Jack reflects the historical unity of these nations under a single monarchy and government, as well as their cultural and political ties. (the 1:2 ratio flag above is the sea variant, while the 3:5 ratio flag below is the land variant)

Adopted:January 1, 1801
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇬🇧

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 coat of arms of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, boasts a complex and rich design. It features a shield divided into four quadrants, each representing different parts of the United Kingdom. The first quadrant showcases the three lions of England, symbolizing strength and valor. The second quadrant displays the lion rampant of Scotland, representing Scottish pride and nobility. The third quadrant features the harp of Ireland, symbolizing Irish culture and heritage. The fourth quadrant includes the rampant lion of Wales, signifying Welsh strength and power. Above the shield, there is a royal crown, and to the sides are the supporters, a lion and a unicorn, symbolizing strength and unity. The motto "Dieu et mon droit" (God and my right) emphasizes the monarch's divine right to rule. This elaborate coat of arms encapsulates the union and history of the United Kingdom, highlighting its diverse and interconnected heritage and traditions.

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 waving vertical flag of the United Kingdom (Animated GIF)
Capital and largest city:London
Other major cities:Birmingham,
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)
Country codes:GB, GBR (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.uk
Calling code:+44



When the flag is hung vertically do not hang it upside down.
August 5, 2022 at 3:52 PM
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.
September 10, 2022 at 7:11 PM
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?
September 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM
I'll update soon Conor. I'm a little busy right now.
September 12, 2022 at 7:49 PM
Added 3:5 variant.
September 18, 2022 at 12:42 AM
I think it is high time Wales is supported on the Union Jack
October 4, 2022 at 12:57 PM
The Union Jack, when displayed vertically on this site, is the wrong way up.
September 21, 2023 at 5:08 PM
All vertical flags are prepared according to standard flag protocols on wikipedia.
September 21, 2023 at 6:07 PM

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