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Countries with Stars on Their Flags 2024

Star symbols are featured on the flags of 59 independent states, plus other governmental and non-governmental organizations. The symbolic meaning of a star on a flag isn’t universal; each country may have a definite reason for featuring the shape.

List of Countries with Stars on Flag

Alongside other symbols, a flag may consist of one or more stars, and these stars can be in various shapes, from hexagrams to 24-pointed stars. However, the five-pointed star is most common on national flags.

While there are many countries with stars on their flag, here we'll look in detail at a list of five states whose flags include conspicuous stars:

Flag of the United States

The United States flag features the most stars than any national flag globally. It consists of a blue canton at the left upper corner bearing fifty-pointed white stars and rows of 13 horizontal red and white stripes.

Each star represents a U.S. individual state, whereas the stripes signify the initial 13 colonies. The American flag has been amended 26 times, most recently in 1959, when Hawaii was incorporated as a state into the Union.

Flag of Brazil

The flag of Brazil is bright green, with a centered yellow diamond occupied by a blue globe. The blue globe has 27 stars and a white banner consisting of the country's slogan.

The green color represents Braganza's royal house, while yellow signifies the house of Habsburg. The stars used to represent how the groups in the southern hemisphere were seen from Rio de Janeiro in the early morning on November 15, 1889, when Brazil became a republic.

Later, they copied the U.S. in having stars representing states. The flag was modified to 21 stars but has still changed to incorporate the changing number of states. Today, the Brazilian flag has 27 stars.

Flag of Israel

Israel is the only country with a star on flag highlighting a hexagram-shape (The Star of David).

The star was incorporated on Israel’s flag after the state's independence, where a white background was placed between two horizontal blue stripes. The symbolic meaning of the star has to do with Jewish identity.

It was initially limited to use by the Jewish population in Austria, the Czech Republic and some parts of Germany. But after the 19th century, the star became an emblem of the Jewish people throughout Eastern Europe.

Flag of Australia

The flag of Australia has six stars—five are seven-sided, and one is a five-sided star. The big seven-pointed star under the Union Jack is a Federation Star signifying Australia's six territories and states.

The four minor seven-pointed stars and the single five-pointed star stands for the Southern Cross constellation- only visible from the Southern Hemisphere and thus representing the geographical location of Australia.

Flag of Aruba

Aruba, one of the four constituent countries of the Netherlands Kingdom, is the only country with a four-sided star on its flag. The red star has a white outline and is packed on a blue background.

The four points on the star represent the origin of the Aruban community, and the red colors indicate the red soil of the country, enclosed by a blue sea. Then there are the white edges of the star that represent purity, honesty, and white beaches.

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Country
Star Details
Flag
AlgeriaRed five-pointed starDZ Flag
AngolaYellow five-pointed starAO Flag
AustraliaSix white stars (one five-pointed star, five seven-pointed)AU Flag
AzerbaijanWhite eight-pointed starAZ Flag
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSeven full five-pointed white stars and two half stars top and bottomBA Flag
BrazilTwenty-seven white five-pointed starBR Flag
Burkina FasoYellow five-pointed starBF Flag
BurundiThree red solid six-pointed stars outlined in greenBI Flag
CameroonYellow five-pointed starCM Flag
Cape VerdeTen yellow five-pointed starsCV Flag
Central African RepublicYellow five-pointed starCF Flag
ChileWhite five-pointed starCL Flag
ChinaFive yellow five-pointed starsCN Flag
ComorosFive white five-pointed starsKM Flag
Cook IslandsFifteen white five-pointed starsCK Flag
CubaWhite five-pointed starCU Flag
CuracaoTwo white five-pointed starsCW Flag
DjiboutiRed five-pointed starDJ Flag
DominicaTen green five-pointed starsDM Flag
DR CongoYellow five-pointed starCD Flag
Equatorial GuineaSix yellow six-pointed starsGQ Flag
EthiopiaYellow five-pointed star on a blue discET Flag
French GuianaRed five-pointed starGF Flag
GhanaBlack five-pointed starGH Flag
GrenadaSeven yellow five-pointed starsGD Flag
Guinea BissauBlack five-pointed starGW Flag
HondurasFive blue five-pointed starsHN Flag
Hong KongFive red five-pointed starHK Flag
IsraelBlue six-pointed star (Star of David)IL Flag
JordanWhite seven-pointed starJO Flag
LiberiaWhite five-pointed starLR Flag
LibyaWhite five-pointed starLY Flag
MacauFive golden five-pointed starsMO Flag
MalaysiaYellow fourteen-point star (Bintang Persekutuan - Federal Star)MY Flag
Marshall IslandsWhite 24-pointed starMH Flag
MauritaniaYellow five-pointed starMR Flag
MicronesiaFour white five-pointed starFM Flag
MoroccoGreen five-pointed starMA Flag
MozambiqueYellow five-pointed starMZ Flag
MyanmarWhite five-pointed starMM Flag
NamibiaYelllow twelve-pointed starNA Flag
NauruWhite twelve-pinted starNR Flag
NepalTwelve white five-pointed starsNP Flag
New ZealandFour red five-pointed star with white borders on the flyNZ Flag
NiueFive yellow five-pointed starsNU Flag
North KoreaRed five-pointed starKP Flag
PakistanWhite five-pointed starPK Flag
PanamaTwo five-pointed star (one blue and one red)PA Flag
Papua New GuineaFive white five-pointed starsPG Flag
ParaguayYellow five-pointed starPY Flag
PhilippinesThree golden-yellow five-pointed starsPH Flag
Puerto RicoWhite five-pointed starPR Flag
Republic of the CongoYellow five-pointed starCG Flag
Saint Kitts and NevisTwo white five-pointed starsKN Flag
SamoaFive white five-pointed starsWS Flag
Sao Tome and PrincipeTwo black five-pointed starsST Flag
SenegalGreen five-pointed starSN Flag
SingaporeFive white five-pointed starsSG Flag
SloveniaThree golden six-pointed starsSI Flag
Solomon IslandsFive white five-pointed starsSB Flag
SomaliaWhite five-pointed starSO Flag
South SudanYellow five-pointed starSS Flag
SurinameYellow five-pointed starSR Flag
SyriaTwo green five-pointed starsSY Flag
TajikistanSeven yellow five-pointed starsTJ Flag
Timor LesteWhite five-pointed starTL Flag
TogoWhite five-pointed starTG Flag
TunisiaRed five-pointed starTN Flag
TurkeyWhite five-pointed starTR Flag
TurkmenistanFive white five-pointed starsTM Flag
TuvaluNine yellow five-pointed starsTV Flag
United StatesFifty white five-pointed starsUS Flag
UzbekistanTwelve white five-pointed starsUZ Flag
VenezuelaEight white five-pointed starsVE Flag
VietnamYellow five-pointed starVN Flag
Western SaharaRed five-pointed starEH Flag
ZimbabweRed five-pointed starZW Flag
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How many countries have stars on their flags?

There are 77 countries that have stars on their official flags.

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