List of Burmese flags

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This is a list of flags used in Myanmar.

National flags

Flag Date (century) Use Description
Flag of Myanmar.svg 2010 onwards Flag of Myanmar A horizontal triband of yellow, green and red; charged with a large white five-pointed star at the centre.

Military

Flag Date (century) Use Description
Flag of the Myanmar Armed Forces.svg Flag of the Myanmar Armed Forces, Tatmadaw
Flag of the Myanmar Army.svg Flag of the Myanmar Army A red field defaced with the crest of the Myanmar Army.
Air Force Ensign of Myanmar.svg Flag of the Myanmar Air Force A sky blue field defaced with the Union Star in the canton, with the Myanmar Air Force crest to the fly.
Naval Ensign of Myanmar.svg Naval ensign of the Myanmar Navy White field with a red canton charged with a white five-pointed star. A blue anchor in the lower fly.[1]
Naval Ensign of Burma (1948-1974).svg 1948 – 1974 Former Naval Ensign of the Union of Burma
Air Force Ensign of Burma (1948-1974).svg 1948 – 1974 Former Air Force Ensign of the Union of Burma

Police

Flag Date (century) Use Description
Myanmar Police Flag.svg Flag of the Myanmar Police Force Three vertical bands of yellow, blue and red with a union star in the middle.

Administrative divisions

The flags of the Burmese states and regions exhibit a variety of regional influences and local histories, as well as different styles and design principles. Modern state flags date from the 1940s when Burma was starting to gain its independence from the colonial British Empire. Most state flags were designed and adopted after independence in 1948.

States

Flag Date (century) Use Description
Flag of Chin State.svg Flag of Chin State
Flag of Kachin State.svg Flag of Kachin State
Flag of Kayah State.svg Flag of Kayah State
Flag of Kayin State.svg Flag of Kayin State
Flag of Mon State.svg Flag of Mon State
Flag of Rakhine.svg Flag of Rakhine State
Flag of the Shan State.svg Flag of Shan State

Regions

Flag Date (century) Use Description
Flag of Ayeyarwaddy Division.svg Flag of Ayeyarwady Region
Flag of Bago Division.svg Flag of Bago Region
Flag of Magway Division.svg Flag of Magway Region
Flag of Mandalay Division.svg Flag of Mandalay Region
Flag of Sagaing Division.svg Flag of Sagaing Region
Flag of Tanintharyi Division.svg Flag of Tanintharyi Region
Flag of Yangon Division.svg Flag of Yangon Region

The Union Territory of Naypyidaw and the self-administered zones and divisions of Naga Self-Administered Zone, Danu Self-Administered Zone, Pa-O Self-Administered Zone, Pa Laung Self-Administered Zone, Kokang Self-Administered Zone and Wa Self-Administered Division do not seem to have their own flags.

Historical

Kingdom flags

Flag Date (century) Use Description
Golden Hintar flag of Burma.svg Flag used in the Hanthawaddy Kingdom (c. 1300 – 1500)
Flag of the Alaungpaya Dynasty of Myanmar.svg Flag of the Third Burmese Empire under the Konbaung dynasty (1752–1885)

Colonial and national flags

Flag Date (century) Use Description
British Raj Red Ensign.svg Flag of British Burma as a part of British India (1824–1937)
Flag of British Burma (1939–1941, 1945–1948).svg Flag of British Burma as a separate colony (1939–1941, 1945 – January 3, 1948)
Flag of Burma (1941–1942).svg Flag of British Burma (1941–1942)
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Provisional flag used during the Japanese Occupation (1942–1943)
Flag of the State of Burma (1943–1945).svg Flag of the State of Burma (1943–1945)
Flag of the State of Burma (Stylized version).svg Simplified flag of the State of Burma (1945)
Flag of Burma (1948–1974).svg Flag of the Union of Burma (4 January 1948 – 3 January 1974)
Civil Ensign of Burma (1952-1974).svg Former Civil Ensign of the Union of Burma (1952–1974)
Flag of Myanmar (1974–2010).svg Flag of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (3 January 1974 – 18 September 1988), flag of the Union of Myanmar (18 September 1988 – 21 October 2010)
Civil Ensign of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg Former Civil Ensign of the Union of Burma (1974–2010)

See also

References

  1. ^ Burmese Flags (Myanmar) from The World Flag Database. Flags.net (21 October 2010). Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
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