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[FOTW official flag]
The official FOTW flag was designed by Mark Sensen. Click on the flag to view its history and meaning. This waving flag was drawn by Pascal Gross.

Index to FOTW site

Flags of the World (FOTW) is the Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 40,000 pages about flags and view more than 77,000 images of flags.

About FOTW

FOTW (Flags of the World) is a site originally established by Giuseppe Bottasini, and devoted to vexillology. The site is fed with news and images posted to the FOTW mailing list and with other contributions from interested readers and visitors. Flags of the World is produced and maintained by an Editorial Staff of unpaid volunteers and the contents of these pages are offered freely to the Internet community. FOTW has been a full member of FIAV (Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques) since 2001. Accessing this site implies an acceptance of the following: disclaimers and copyright rules. See also our page about the history of FOTW.

XXIII International Congress of Vexillology - Yokohama 2009 
12-17 July 2009

Vexillological references

Useful links in FOTW

  • Colouring Book. Black and white line drawings of flags for you to colour in.
  • UFEs unidentified flags and ensigns we have encountered - can you help us by identifying them?
  • Buying flags
  • When to fly the flag: the Flag Flying Days site.
  • Is this link too slow for you? Try another FOTW mirror site.
  • Do you want to build your own copy of this site? Check build your own local copy or mirror of FOTW website.
  • Disclaimers and copyright rules.
  • View our awards.
  • Interested in helping maintain this site? Pages are edited by volunteer editors - qualifications include a keen interest in flags and a willingness to learn html editing. Graphics (flag images) require a willingness to work with graphics programs. Contact for further information.

Related sites

  • The Flag Detective, compiled by Edward Mooney, will help you to identify common flags.
  • The Flag Identifier, a more detailed flag identification tool, compiled by Ivan Sarajčić.
  • Coats of arms of countries, states, and municipalities available from the International Civic Heraldry site, maintained by Ralf Hartemink.
  • Flag Links and Personal Flags by Philippe Bondurand.
  • Tom Gregg's War Flags Glossary.
  • When to fly the flag: the Flag Flying Days site (now located in FOTW).
  • What's new ? Check Shipmate's recently changed flags.
  • Looking for smaller flag images to use as icons? Check Edward Mooney's miniflags site.
  • Writing a report on flags? See Edward Mooney's Flag Report for some hints and directions.
  • Vexphoto - a photo-archive of vexillologically interesting photographs.
  • Flags of Micronations
  • Interested in other flag sites?
  • Medals of the World maintained by Megan Robertson.
  • Looking for National Anthems? Try the National Anthems Reference Page.

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