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by Edward Mooney and Albert S Kirsch
This is a "Comparative Flag Dimensions" sheet I created to be able to send to people who write in asking about this subject; I have had a few messages about this. Usually they are asking something like this: is a 3x4 flag is longer looking than an 18x25 flag? The chart is a sampler of flag dimensions, for educational purposes.
Edward Mooney 10 January 2000
Flag ratios are typically measured by the height of the flag (the side closest to the pole or staff, i.e. hoist) by the length of the flag (the top or bottom of the flag extending from the hoist to the free end, i.e. fly). The following are some flag ratios in use. Italicized entries represent current dependencies, departments, subdivisions and colonies. The table is listed in decreasing size.
1:2 | 1:1.9 | 21:40 | 11:20 | 5:9 | 4:7 | 10:17 | 3:5 | 11:18 | 5:8 | 7:11 | 17:26 | 2:3 | 7:10 | 5:7 | 18:25 | 8:11 | 3:4 | 28:37 | 4:5 | 6:7 | 13:15 | 1:1 | 4:3
In some instances, the ratios have been reduced by the highest common denominator. Nepal is the only country where the hoist dimension is greater than the fly.
compiled by Christopher Southworth, James Dignan, Phil Nelson 5-6 December 2004