What's the meaning of the Flag of the United Kingdom »

Flag of the United Kingdom

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Flag of the United Kingdom.


Rate this symbol:(3.00 / 3 votes)
Flag of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland uses as its national flag the royal banner known as the Union Flag or Union Jack — technically the latter term, although the more common name for the flag, refers to its use as naval jack when flown at sea.

The current design of the flag dates from the union of Ireland and Great Britain in 1801. It consists of the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England), edged in white, superimposed on the Cross of St Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which are superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland). Wales, however, is not represented in the Union Flag by Wales' patron saint, Saint David, as at the time the flag was designed Wales was part of the Kingdom of England.

867 Views

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Flags.

Flag of the United Kingdom is part of the World Flags group.

More symbols in World Flags:

Flags from countries around the world, including their origins, design and history. read more »

Flags

More symbols in Flags:

A flag is usually a piece of fabric with a distinctive design that is usually rectangular and used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphi… read more »

Have a discussion about Flag of the United Kingdom with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this symbol to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Flag of the United Kingdom." Symbols.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 21 Oct. 2020. <https://www.symbols.com/symbol/flag-of-the-united-kingdom>.

    We need you!

    Are we missing an important symbol in this category?

    Graphical index

    Use our unique search feature to find a symbol based on its various graphical characteristics:


    • Symmetry:
    • Shape:
    • Colors:
    • Curveness:
    • Crossing:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.