10 Simplest Flags In The World

A national flag is a flag that represents and symbolizes a country. A national flag is designed with specific meanings for its colours and symbols.

Every National flag is elaborate and detailed, but here are 10 of the simplest flags and what their designs represent.

Top 10 Simplest Flags In The World

1. Finland – White with Blue Cross

Finland flag

The flag of Finland, also called siniristilippu, dates from the beginning of the 20th century. On a white background, it features a blue Nordic cross, which represents Christianity. The state flag has a coat of arms in the centre, but is otherwise identical to the civil flag.

Using a color combination of blue – as the color of it’s many lakes and seas, and white – the colour of the snow that covers most of the country.

2. Indonesia – Red and White 

Indonesia flag

The Flag of Indonesia is a simple bicolour with two equal horizontal bands, red and white with an overall ratio of 2:3. The height of this flag is two-thirds the width.

In Indonesian, this flag is called “Sang Saka Merah Putih” (meaning “lofty bicolor red and white”). White represents purity and red represents courage.

3. Libya – Simple Green

Libya flag

Which is the only country flag in the world to be made up of only one colour?

Libya’s flag is the only country flag in the world which is of only one color. The flag is green and has no other insignia or emblem or color on it. Green is the national color of Libya and is also the color that represents Islam.

The flag of Libya was originally introduced in 1951, following the creation of the Kingdom of Libya. It was designed by Omar Faiek Shennib and approved by King Idris Al Senussi who comprised the UN delegation representing the regions of Cyrenaica, Fezzan and Tripolitania at UN unification discussions.

4. Japan – White Background with a Red Sun

japan flag

The national flag of Japan is a rectangular white banner bearing a crimson-red disc at its center. The red disc represents the sun. This flag is officially called Nisshōki, but is more commonly known in Japan as Hinomaru. It embodies the country’s sobriquet: Land of the Rising Sun.

Japan, or “Land of the rising sun”, the current population of Japan is 126,825,295 as of Friday, August 2, 2019. Japan population is equivalent to 1.64% of the total world population.

It is the duty of every citizen to honor the national flag. Why? Because the national flag is the symbol of a country. To respect it means to respect the country.

In other words, if a man loves his country, he must love the national flag.

5. United Nations

United Nations flag

The flag of the United Nations was adopted on December 7, 1946, and consists of the official emblem of the United Nations in white on a blue background.

Maybe it can not termed to be a country, but it does represent a conglomerate of nations.

6. Bangladesh – Green Background and Red Sun

Bangladesh flag

The national flag of Bangladesh was adopted officially on 17 January 1972. It consists of a red disc on top of a green field. The red disc is offset slightly toward the hoist so that it appears centred when the flag is flying.

The red disk means blood of the Bangladeshi martyrs and sun. The green background is the symbol of the greenery of the country.

7. Palau – Yellow Disc and Blue background

Palau flag

Palau is a tiny Pacific island, the flag of Palau was adopted on 1 January 1981, when the island group separated from the United Nations Trust Territory.

As with the flags of several other Pacific island groups, blue is the colour used to represent the ocean and the nation’s place within it. The yellow disc represents the moon, a symbol of peace, love and tranquility.

8. Israel –Blue Star and White background

Israel flag

The flag of Israel is one of the simplest but evocative flags in the world. It was adopted on 28 October 1948, five months after the establishment of the State of Israel.

It depicts a blue hexagram on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes. The Israeli flag legislation states that the official measurements are 160 × 220 cm.

9. Somalia –Blue Background with a White Star

Somalia flag

The Flag of Somalia, also known as the Somali flag, is also blue and white combination – blue background with a white star. The five cornered star represents the five regions in the Horn of Africa, which form the country of Somalia.

Adopted on October 12, 1954, it was designed by Mohammed Awale Liban. The flag was used for the nascent Somali Republic. It was originally conceived and serves as the ethnic flag for the Somali people.

1o. Micronesia – Blue background with four white stars

Micronesia flag

The flag of the Federated States of Micronesia was adopted on 30 November 1978. The blue field represents the Pacific Ocean, while the four stars represent the states in the federation: Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae and Yap.