Only a few countries have red, white, and yellow on their national flag. However, many states, counties, and municipals use these colors on the flags.
The colors are representations of their environment, history, beliefs, and more. In this article are 13 locations with red, white, and yellow on their official flags.
What countries have red, white, and yellow on their flag?
1. South African flag
South Africa designed its flag in March 1994 but hoisted it on the 27th of April, 1994 during the start of its 1994 general election. The flag came as a replacement for the former one which it adopted in 1928.
South Africa’s flag is very unique with six different colors which include black, green, yellow, red, white, and blue. The flag is divided into three parts by a green big horizontal Y bordered by white color.
At the hoist side is a black triangle bordered by a yellow line. Above the leg of the Y-shape is a red stripe and below is a blue band. The Y-shape is symbolic of the co-existence and acceptance between diverse races and colors in south Africa.
Black, green, and yellow represent the African heritage, while red, white, and blue are colors found on the flags of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
2. Suriname flag
Suriname officially adopted its flag on the 25th of November 1975 when it gained independence. The flag features three horizontal bands of green at the bottom and top and a white-edged red band in the middle. Right in the middle also is a yellow star.
The white bar is a symbol of freedom, green depicts the lush vegetation of the land. Red represents hope and progress and the star stands for the sacrifices of the people in the struggle for independence as well as the bright future they envisage.
Nunavut is Canada’s Northernmost and largest city. The city adopted its flag on the 1st of April, 1999 upon its separation from the northwest territory to join Canada.
Its flag features a triangle with an equal vertical band of yellow and white. In the middle are a red inuksuk and a blue star at the top of the fly side on the white band.
The inuksuk is a traditional symbol of the Inuit land that guides people in the land as well as marks sacred places. The star represents the Niqirtsuituq (North Star) and the wisdom and leadership of the community elders.
Yellow depicts the wealth of the land, while blue color is a symbol of the sky and seas. On the other hand, red represents Canada itself.
4. Guernsey flag
Guernsey is a British crown dependency and island. It is the second largest of the Channel Islands. The flag of Guernsey consists of a white background divided into four corners by a wide red cross whose bars extend to the four edges of the flag.
In the middle of the red cross is a yellow Norman cross. The flag was introduced in 1985 after confusion ensued at an international sporting event when rivals from Guernsey and England used the same flag.
The red cross is a symbol of the island’s relationship with the British crown and the yellow Cross depicts the aged-long connection of Guernsey to the Duchy of Normandy.
5. Isle of Man flag
The Isle of Man also known as Mann is one of the British Crown dependencies located in the Irish Sea off the northwest coast of England. The Isle of man is not part of the UK, rather the Crown governs its internal affairs under the supervision of the British Home Office.
Its flag has a red background that consists of a triskele with three armored lags containing golden (yellow) spurs. The flag was adopted officially in December 1932 and the design is based on the coat of arms that has existed since the 13th century.
The triskelion is a symbol of the sun, the throne of power and life. It also relates to the Silican leg and the Nordic Trie Cassyn (the three-legged symbol found on Nordic coins in the tenth century).
6. Jersey flag
Jersey officially known as the Bailiwick of Jersey is an independent Crown County of Britain situated near the coast of France. It is the largest of the Channel Islands and contains Jersey Island as well as uninhabited islands and rocks.
On Jersey’s flag is a white field with a red saltire in the center that extends to the edges of the flag. Above the saltire intersection is the state’s coat of arms with a yellow Plantagenet crown.
The coat of arms consists of a red shield with three golden leopards. The country adopted its flag on the 12th of June, 1979, and was endorsed by Queen Elizabeth II on the 10th of December, 1980.
On the 7th of April, 1981 the flag was hoisted for the first time. The coat of arms is a symbol of the agricultural tradition of Jersey while the saltire represents liberty.
7. Carinthia flag
Carinthia is one of Austria’s states located in the Southernmost part with lots of mountains and lakes. Their official language is German. The state’s flag is a rectangle with three horizontal colors yellow, red, and white.
In the middle of the flag is the coat of arms. The coat of arms is a crest that’s split into two. The left side of the crest is colored yellow and contains three dragons and on the right side are two red stripes at the top and bottom and a white stripe at the middle.
The flag was officially adopted on the 18th of June 1946. Additionally, the colors of the flag are derived from the colors on the coat of arms.
8. Barcelona flag
Barcelona is a city in Spain on the northeastern coast. The city is the capital of Catalonia and the second most populous municipality in Spain with a population of 1.6 million people. Its current flag was launched officially in 2004.
The flag is divided into four parts with a red cross centered in the middle of a white background at the upper left and lower right as well as the red and yellow bars of Senyera at the upper right corner and lower left.
Unlike the modern flag of Catalonia, the red and yellow bars on the Barcelona flag is vertical and it is a symbol of the ancient crown of Aragon. The red cross centered in the middle of a white background represents the Patron saint of Catalonia and Saint George
9. Lesser Poland
Lesser Poland is one of Poland’s provinces located in the southeastern part of the country. The province is known for its ancient landmarks, wooden churches, and mountainous topography. The city’s flag was adopted on the 24th of May, 1999.
It is a horizontal tricolor of white at the top, yellow in the middle, and red at the bottom. The white and red bands are equal and double the width of the white band.
The colors of the flag come from the coat of arms which is a red shield that contains an eagle with a golden crown, legs, and a band of the sash.
10. San Diego
San Diego is a city located on the Pacific coast of California. It is popular for its beautiful beaches, parks, and friendly climate.
The flag is a vertical triband of red, white, and yellow. In the middle is a golden emblem that bears the city seal with the phrase, “the City of San Diego State of California.
Right below the emblem is the number 1542 which represents the year Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first came into San Diego Bay and claimed the area for the Spanish empire. The red and yellow stripes are from the Spanish flag.
The flag is a design by Albert Mayrhofer that the city council adopted on the 16th of October, 1934.
Chelyabinsk is a Russian city located in the west-central near the Ural Mountains. The city boasts of over 1 million people, making it the seventh largest city in Russia. Chelyabinsk introduced its flag on the 27th of December, 2001.
The flag is a rectangle with a 2:3 width-to-length ratio. It consists of a red background with a yellow stripe at the bottom but not to the extreme. Also, there is a white Bactrian camel with yellow stripes in the middle which is a symbol of the Ural Mountains.
Limburg is one of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. The province is the southernmost of the 12 provinces with Gelderland on its northern border and North Brabant at the west. Its flag was adopted by Order-in-council on the 28th of October 1936.
The flag of Limburg, Netherlands is a 2:3 aspect ratio flag featuring three horizontal colors of white, blue, and yellow respectively with a red Limburg Lion emblem with twin tails facing the pole.
Both the white and yellow stripes are large with equal width. The small blue color in the middle of the flag represents the river, Meuse.
Middlesex was once a county based in southeast England. It incorporated the central north of London, the Thames in the south, and surrounding areas of the east and west. Most of Middlesex has become part of Greater London since 1965 for administrative purposes.
Middlesex adopted its first flag with a red background and three Saxon seaxes on the 7th of November 1910. But in 1990, the country added a crown above the three Saxon seaxes to differentiate it from that of Essex.
The three Saxon seaxes are the three rivers Thames, Lea, and Colne that surround Middlesex.
Which country has a red and yellow flag?
The likes of Spain, the Philippines, DRC Congo, and Columbia, have red and yellow on their flag.
Which country has a red and white flag?
Countries like England, Singapore, Tunisia, Indonesia, and Turkey, have red and white on their flag.
As mentioned earlier, the places mentioned in this article are not all countries. They are mostly cities, states, counties, and municipals found in different sovereign countries.
That said, learning about the different flags of the world is a great way to gain insight into global geography. So, if you’d like to study history or geography, it’s added knowledge.
Finally, you may read the article on countries with green and yellow flags to gain more knowledge.
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