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Countries with Red-and-White-Striped Flags 2024

Many countries have adopted a flag that features red and white stripes. The stripes can run horizontally or vertically, displaying a bold and prominent bicolor flag. Typically, horizontal stripes are more common. Poland, Monaco, and Indonesia have very similar flags. Each flag with red and white stripes features only one stripe of each color. Poland has a white stripe on top of a red stripe, while Monaco and Indonesia feature a red stripe on top of a white stripe. Indonesia and Monaco's flags only differ in the shade of red used. Monaco has a lighter red, while Indonesia's flag features a deeper red.

Austria is another prominent country to feature a flag with only red and white stripes. This flag is made of three stripes, with two red stripes bounding a middle white stripe. Singapore's flag is very similar to Indonesia's, featuring a red stripe over a white stripe. However, a white symbol featuring a crescent moon and stars is displayed in the upper left corner of the red stripe.

What Variations Exist for a Red and White Striped Flag?

Many other countries feature a red and white striped flag which includes a design or the addition of blue stripes. The flag of the United States is a prime example of a predominantly red and white striped flag that features a blue corner with white stars. Other flags which feature red and white stripes include Liberia and Malaysia.

Another flag variation which includes red and white stripes features a blue triangle bounded to the left of the flag. The point of the triangle then intersects the area between the red and white stripes. This popular flag design is featured on the former flag for Czechoslovakia and the current flag for the Czech Republic. Puerto Rico has a flag design that is similar to this variation.

Still, other red and white flag variations exist, with some countries featuring a crest or symbol within the red and white stripes. Lebanon, Gibraltar, and French Polynesia are great examples of flags that are mostly red and white striped but have the addition of a symbolic crest.

What Do Red and White Symbolize on a Flag?

Flags carry plenty of symbolism and history, and often, the colors used to decorate a flag hold special meaning. According to tradition, white usually represents innocence or purity. The color red can symbolize courage, but it has recently come to represent the blood shed by soldiers and citizens fighting for independence. Red can symbolize boldness or power, particularly popular for countries who have successfully revolted, starting a newly independent country.

Notes: - Many flags, such as those of Greenland and Gibraltar, feature thick bands that take up half the flag's height (or more). Not every source qualifies these bands as stripes, but they are given the benefit of the doubt here for the sake of inclusion.

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Country
Flag
2024 Population
Flag Details
MalaysiaMY Flag34,671,89514 stacked horizontal stripes of alternating red (7) and white (7), with a dark blue rectangle in the upper left/hoist corner. Inside the blue rectangle is a gold crescent moon and 14-pointed sun.
United StatesUS Flag341,814,42013 stacked horizontal stripes of alternating red (7) and white (6), with a dark blue rectangle in the upper left/hoist corner. Inside the blue rectangle are 50 white, five-pointed stars arranged in alternating rows of five (four rows) or six (five rows).
LiberiaLR Flag5,536,94911 stacked horizontal stripes of alternating red (6) and white (5), with a dark blue square in the upper left/hoist corner and a single white five-pointed star inside the square.
PolandPL Flag40,221,726Two thick horizontal stripes of white (top), and red (bottom). Similar to Indonesia and Monaco, but colors are reversed, and to Greenland, but without the circle.
GreenlandGL Flag56,789Two thick horizontal stripes of white (top), and red (bottom) with a left-of-center circle of the opposite color (ie, red on top and white on the bottom).
ChileCL Flag19,658,839Two thick horizontal stripes of white (top), and red (bottom) with a blue rectangle in upper left and a single white, five-pointed star in the center of the blue rectangle.
Czech RepublicCZ Flag10,503,734Two thick horizontal stripes of white (top), and red (bottom) overlaid by a blue triangle aligned along the left/hoist edge.
IndonesiaID Flag279,798,049Two thick horizontal stripes of red (top), and white (bottom). Similar to Monaco, but wider (2:3 ratio).
MonacoMC Flag36,157Two thick horizontal stripes of red (top), and white (bottom). Similar to Indonesia, but nearly square (4:5 ratio).
SingaporeSG Flag6,052,709Two thick horizontal stripes of red (top), and white (bottom) with white crescent moon and five five-pointed stars in upper left/hoist corner.
LatviaLV Flag1,810,240Three horizontal stripes of (from top) double-thick red, white, and double-thick red.
AustriaAT Flag8,977,139Three equal horizontal stripes of (from top) red, white, and red, with a black eagle wearing a crown and holding a hammer and sickle in its talons in the center.
Puerto RicoPR Flag3,268,802Stacked horizontal stripes of (from top) red, white, red, white, and red, overlaid by a blue triangle aligned along the left/hoist edge and with a single five-pointed white star in its center.
French PolynesiaPF Flag311,383Horizontal stripes of (from top) red, double-thick white, and red, with an emblem in the center featuring a yellow sky, blue sea, and a red canoe with five stylized rowers.
LebanonLB Flag5,219,044Four horizontal stripes of (from top) red, double-thick white, and red, with a green cedar tree in the center.
GibraltarGI Flag32,718Double-thick white horizontal band atop a band of red, with a red castle in the center and a gold key hanging from the castle's entryway.
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Which countries have red-and-white-striped flags?

Red and white stripes appear on the national flags of Austria, French Polynesia, Czech Republic, Singapore, Monaco, Poland, Gibraltar, Indonesia, and Lebanon.

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