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20 Green And White Flags In The World(With Pictures)

Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

A flag can be simply defined as a piece of fabric that can be of any forms, howvever the most often it will be rectangular or quadrilateral. The shapes are embedded with proper design or certain colors. The primary purpose of flags is signalling and identification. The national flags of the country are the patriotic symbols and mostly used for messaging, advertising, or for decorative purposes. Let’s discuss the top 10 green and white flags in the world,

Green And White Flags

1.Esperanto

Esperanto is one of the most important countries with green and white flags in the world. The primary part of the flag contains Verda Stelo that was adopted in the year 1905 only for the use of symbols between the Esperantists. It is used by the Esperanto people known as Esperantists, however, the jubilee symbol has been more recently proposed in 1987 as an alternative. The depicts the language and created by Polish ophthalmologist L. L. Zamenhof in 1887. Esperanto translated into English as “one who hopes”.

Esperanto flag

2.Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island flag was approved by the Norfolk Island council in the year 1979. It was offcially commenced on following Norfolk Island Flag and Public Seal Act 1979 on 17 January 1980. Talking about the flag, It has a central white strip in between two green stripes. The centre part has a triband with a height-to-length ratio of 1:2. Also, the central part is wider than the two outer stripes with a ratio of 7:9:7. The flag of Norfolk Island has a similarity with the Nigerian flag. Norfolk Island is the external territory of Australia situated in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and New Caledonia. It is believed that the first known settlers in Norfolk Island were East Polynesians.

Norfolk Island flag

3.Pakistan

Pakistan flag is also one of the green and white flags in the world which was adopted by the authorities of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on 11 August 1947. The same flag has been retained even after the constitution was released in the year 1956 and even used for the present-day Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Talking about the flag, it is made up of greenfield in the background and a tilted white crescent moon and five-pointed star at its centre along with vertical white stripe at its hoist-end. Pakistan has two official languages namely Urdu and English. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and one of the largest cities in the world.

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Pakistan Flag

4.Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia flag was officially used by the government of the country since 15 March 1973. One of the countries with green and white flags features with an Arabic inscription and a sword. The inscription says “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah”. This is a desert country surrounded by the Arabian Peninsula, with the Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf coastlines. Offcially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has Riyadh with its largest and most populous city in the country. The country has one of the largest coastlines in the world with over 2,640 kilometres.

5.Nigeria

Nigeria flag was designed in 1959 and officially hoisted on 1 October 1960. Talking about the flag, it has three vertical bands of green, white, green where the two green stripes resemble natural wealth and the white one represent peace and unity. There was a competition held in the country in the year 1959 and the design of the flag is the winning entry of the competition. officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria shares its border with Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger. The capital city is Abuja since 12 December 1991.

6.Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands that was adopted in the year 1949. The flag has a horizontal triband of green-white-green and the colour combination is also seen in the coat of arms of Rotterdam with a ratio of 2:3. The same colour combination is being used to represent the city since the middle ages. The second-largest city of Netherlands and name of the city “Rotterdam” was first mentioned in 1283 when a small tract of reclaimed land was created by draining the mouth of the Rotte River. It is situated about 30km from the North Sea and linked by a canal called the New Waterway.

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7.Pine Tree Flag

Pine Tree Flag is also known as Tree Flag or Appeal to Heaven Flag is one of the green and white flags used the American revolution. The flag comes with a slogan “An Appeal to God” or, more usually, “An Appeal to Heaven”, is primarily used by a squadron of six cruisers commissioned under George Washington’s authority. The same flag is also used by the Massachusetts state navy vessels along with an addition to privateers sailing from Massachusetts. Talking about the design, The flag came from General Washington’s secretary, Colonel Joseph Reed.

Pine Tree Flag

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8.Siberia

Siberia flag comes with three equal horizontal bands of green, white and green colors. It is primarily used during the Russian Civil War by the White Movement and has two equal bands of green and white. The white colour of the flag symbolises the white movement and the white colour band represents it’s a significant importance to Siberia’s independence. The green band also represents a vast forest land stretching from west to east. The flag traced back to the original flag which is based on the Provisional Siberian government created by the white movement.

Siberia Flag

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9.Saxony

The flag of Saxony has a bicolour band of green and white colour which is similar to the Austrian province of Styria, however, both of them are not historically related to each other. Both state and the civil flag are similar except it is defaced in the centre with the coat of arms of Saxony. The colors of both flags were officially decided as state colours in 1815. The flag was introduced on 13 October 1952 with a ratio of 3:5 and even used as a state design. The flag can be said as the combination of the flag of the Federal Republic of Germany in Schwarz-Rot-Gold with the coat of arms of Lower Saxony.

Saxony flag

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10.North Caucasian Emirate

The North Caucasian Emirate is an Islamic state that existed between the territory between Chechnya and western Dagestan during the Russian Civil War from September 1919 to March 1920. It has a white background along with three stars on to it. Just like other Islamic flags, it features a green field, crescent moon, and stars. The flag was used during the 19th century. The flags has a similar combination with Mauritania only change is the white instead of yellow, and no red, and a brighter green.

North Caucasian Emirate

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11.Andalusia, Spain

The flag of Andalusia, Spain was adopted in the year 1918.Blas Infante, who was considered as the “Father of the Andalusian Fatherland” initiated the assembly at Ronda in 1918.The colors of the flag are flag, green and white that represent hope and peace.

Andalusia, Spain

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12.Antioquia, Colombia

The flag of Antioquia, Colombia is the symbol of the Colombian Department of Antioquia.It was originated at the University of Antioquia but was officially included in the year 1962 by the government ordinance. One of the cities with green and white flags comes with equal horizontal stripes.

Antioquia, Colombia

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14. Jaworzno, Poland

Jaworzno is a city in Poland located near Katowice.The city lies in the Silesian Highlands, on the Przemsza river (a tributary of the Vistula).The city has a flag in green and white colour.

Jaworzno, Poland

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15.Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

Esmeraldas Province is a province located in northwestern Ecuador.The capital of the province is Esmeraldas and it is home to the Afro-Ecuadorian culture.One of the provinces with green and white flags is home to Ethnic groups.

Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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16.Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The flag of Kirkcudbrightshire is officially the flag of the county and Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. It was registered back in June 2016 after the Lord Lieutenant petitioned Lord Lyon.The country flag was designed by the Flag Institute’s Philip Tibbetts.

Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

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17.Ivory Coast

The flag of Ivory Coast contains three equal vertical bands of orange, white and green colour. It also represents the national emblem of the Republic of Ivory Coast. Though the stripes look equal the proportions are 2:3. The flag was adopted by Ivory Coast in the year 1959. The orange colour represents the colour of our rich and generous earth. The white colour represents the peace and the peace of right. The last green colour represents the certainty of a better future.

ivory coast flag
ivory coast flag

18.Namibia

The flag of Namibia is one of the green and white flags in the world that was adopted on 21 March 1990 upon independence from South Africa. All colors has different symbolism where the Red colors represent Namibia’s most important resource, its people. The white colour of course represents peace, unity, tranquillity, and harmony. The green colour symbolises the agricultural resources.The blue colour represents the clear Namibian sky and the Atlantic Ocean. The gold colour represents the yellow sun and that ultimately symbolises life and energy.

Namibia flag
Namibia flag

19.Myanmar

The flag of Myanmar which is also known as Burma was adopted on 21 October 2010 to replace the former flag in use since 1974. The new flag also represents the changed country name that was laid out in the 2008 Constitution. The three-striped colors that include yellow, green and red symbolize solidarity, peace and tranquillity, and courage and decisiveness. The new design of the flag was proposed on 10 November 2006 during a constitutional convention. It has been agreed on three equally sized green, yellow, and red horizontal stripes along with a white star in the hoist end of the green stripe.

Myanmar flag
Myanmar flag

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20.Zimbabwe

The flag of Zimbabwe has seven even horizontal stripes of green, gold, red and black along with a big triangle containing a red 5-pointed star with a Zimbabwe Bird. The design has been adopted on 18 April 1980. The bird on the flag represents the history of Zimbabwe and the red star represents the nation’s aspirations. The design of the flag is also similar to the flag of Zimbabwe’s ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. The country of Zimbabwe was known as Southern Rhodesia from 1895 to 1980.

Zimbabwe flag
Zimbabwe flag

These are the 20 green and white flags in the world. Kindly share and do post your comments.

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