List of flags of Vietnam

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The following is a list of flags of Vietnam:[1]

National flags[change | change source]

  • Present
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Vietnam.svg July 2, 1976 to present State flag and civil ensign A large yellow star centered on the red field (2:3).
  • Past
Flag Date Use Description
FNL Flag.svg Apr. 30, 1975 - Jul. 2, 1976 Flag of the South Vietnam A yellow star on the red and blue background.
Flag of North Vietnam (1955–1975).svg Nov. 30, 1955 - Jul. 2, 1976 Flag of North Vietnam A large yellow star centered on the red field (2:3). Influences: Flag of North Vietnam (1945-1955).svg
Flag of South Vietnam.svg Jul. 2, 1949 - Oct. 26, 1955
Oct. 26, 1955 - Apr. 30, 1975
Flag of the State of Vietnam and then South Vietnam A yellow field with three red stripes (2:3).
Flag of South Vietnam.svg May 27, 1948 - Jul. 2, 1949 Flag of the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam what was designed by painter Lê Văn Đệ and adopted by Emperor Bảo Đại in 1948[2] A yellow field with three red stripes (2:3).Influences: Flag of the Empire of Vietnam (1945).svg Flag of Republic of Cochinchina.svg
Flag of North Vietnam (1945-1955).svg Sep. 2, 1945 - Feb. 18, 1947
Oc. 1, 1954 - Nov. 30, 1955
Flag of Democratic Republic of Vietnam A large yellow star centered on the red field (2:3).
Flag of the Empire of Vietnam (1945).svg May 8 – Au. 30, 1945 Flag of the Empire of Vietnam A yellow field with three red stripes. The stripes represent the Quẻ Ly, or Li trigram (☲). Influences: Second flag of the Nguyen Dynasty.svg
Personal Flag of Emperor Minh Mang.svg Apr. 17 - May 8, 1945 Flag of the Empire of Vietnam Yellow field with gold border (2:3). Influences: First flag of the Nguyen Dynasty.svg
First flag of the Nguyen Dynasty.svg Mar. 11 - Apr. 17, 1945 Flag of the Empire of Vietnam A yellow field with a single red stripe (1:2). Influences: Standard of the Nguyen Dynasty (1890 - 1920).svg
Flag of the Vietnamese Nationalist Party (1929–1945).svg Feb. 10 - Feb. 15, 1930 Flag of the Republic of Vietnam (越南民國), used by Yên Bái mutiny[3] Two equal horizontal bands, red [top] and white [bottom] (2:3).
Flag of Colonial Annam.svg 1923 - Mar. 9, 1945 The protectorate flag of Annam and Tonkin French flag canton on a yellow field (2:3). Influences: Flag of France.svg Personal Flag of Emperor Minh Mang.svg
Flag of Central Vietnam (1885-1890).gif 1885 - 1890 The provisional flag of Dainamese empire National name centered on the yellow field (2:3). Influences: Personal Flag of Emperor Minh Mang.svg
Personal Flag of Emperor Minh Mang.svg 1858 - 1885 The diplomatic flag of Dainamese empire[4] Yellow field with gold border (2:3).

Government flags[change | change source]

Royal standards[change | change source]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Flag of Vietnam (1778–1793).svg 1778 - 1793 Flag of Tây Sơn dynasty (Thái Đức) Red field with yellow border.
Royal Flag of Vietnam (1788–1802).svg 1788 - 1802 Flag of emperors Quang Trung and Quang Toản Quang Trung Đế kỳ[5] (光中帝旗) or Quang Trung Emperor Standard. Influences: Royal Flag of Vietnam (1778–1793).svg
Royal Flag of Vietnam (1802–1885).svg 1802 - 1885 Flag of emperors Gia Long and Tự Đức. This was originally the personal banner of Emperor Gia Long (r. 1802–1820). It was used as a national flag beginning in 1863. The Long tinh kỳ or Dragon Star Flag.[6] Influences: Yellow is the imperial color. ["Emperor" is hoàng đế (). Hoàng () is Sino-Vietnamese for "yellow".] The color red is connected to "south".
DaiNamKy (1885-1890).png 1885 - 1890 Flag of emperor Đồng Khánh Đại Nam Đế Kỳ (Personal standard of the Emperor of Đại Nam). Đại Nam (, great south) was the official name of Vietnam at this time.
Standard of the Nguyen Dynasty (1890 - 1920).svg 1890 - 1920 Flag of emperors Thành Thái, Duy Tân and Khải Định National flag of Dainam (Đại-Nam quấc-kì), originally designed by Emperor Thành Thái.[7][8][9] Influences: Personal Flag of Emperor Minh Mang.svg
First flag of the Nguyen Dynasty.svg 1920 - 1945 Flag of emperors Khải Định and Bảo Đại A yellow field with a single red stripe. Referred to as the Long tinh or Dragon Star Flag. Influences: Royal Flag of Vietnam (1802–1885).svg
Second flag of the Nguyen Dynasty.svg May 8 - August 30, 1945 Flag of emperor Bảo Đại A yellow field with a single red stripe. Referred to as the Long tinh or Dragon Star Emperor Flag. Influences: First flag of the Nguyen Dynasty.svg.

Government standards[change | change source]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the RVNMF.svg Nov. 1, 1963 - Oct. 26, 1964 Flag of the Provisional Military Government of RVN Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces (3:4).

Personal standards[change | change source]

  • Emperors
Flag Date Use Description
Royal Flag of Vietnam (1788–1802).svg 1788 - 1802 Standards of emperor Quang Trung Quang Trung Đế kỳ (光中帝旗) or Quang Trung Emperor Standard. Influences: Royal Flag of Vietnam (1778–1793).svg
Personal Flag of Emperor Minh Mang.svg 1821 - 1922 Standard of emperor Nguyễn Thánh Tổ Yellow field with gold border.
Imperial Standard of Nguyen Dynasty1.svg 1922 - 1945 Personal standard of emperors Khải Định and Bảo Đại Flag ratio: 2:3.
Nguyen Imperial Pennon (m3).png 1802 - 1945 Imperial pennon of Nguyễn dynasty Flag ratio: 1:2.
Nguyen Imperial Pennon (m4).gif 1802 - 1945 Imperial pennon of Nguyễn dynasty Flag ratio: 5:3.
  • Presidents
Flag Date Use Description
Personal standard of State Chief Bao Dai.png 1948 - 1955 Personal standard of State Chief Bảo Đại Standard of the State Chief of State of Vietnam (2:3). Influences: Imperial Standard of Nguyen Dynasty1.svg
Presidential Standard of South Vietnam (1955–1963).svg 1955 - 1963 Presidential standard of the First Vietnamese Republic Tiết trực tâm hư[10] (2:3). Influences: Flag of South Vietnam.svg
Flag of the President of the Republic of Vietnam as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.svg 1967 - 1975 Presidential standard of the Second Vietnamese Republic as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Standard of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces[10] (2:3). Influences: Flag of South Vietnam.svg

Ensigns[change | change source]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Flag of Vietnam (1802–1885).svg 1802–1885 Ensign[11] of the Nguyễn dynasty Flag ratio is 3:5.
Ensign of French Indochina.svg 1923–1945,
1945–1949
Civil and Naval Ensign of French Indochina A vertical tricolour of blue, white and red on swallow tail yellow ensign. (proportions 1:2). Influences: Flag of Colonial Annam.svg Flag of French Governor in French Colony.svg
Naval Ensign of French Cochinchina.svg 1868–1945 Naval Ensign of Cochinchina
Naval ensign of South Vietnam.svg 1952–1975 Naval Ensign of the State of Vietnam and Republic of Vietnam Yellow field with three red stripes and an anchor in the middle (2:3). Influences: Flag of South Vietnam.svg
Flag of Saint Tran.png 1956–1975 Flag of Saint Tran Flag ratio is 2:2.

Military flags[change | change source]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the People's Army of Vietnam.svg 1955–present Flag of Vietnam People's Army A yellow star centered on a red field, and yellow words "Quyết thắng" (determined to win) in the upper left (2:3).
Vietnam Border Defense Force flag.svg 1958–present Flag of Vietnam Border Defense Force A yellow star centered on a red field (2:3).
Flag of Vietnam Information and Communications Force.svg 1958–present Flag of Vietnam Information and Communications Force A yellow star centered on a red field (2:3).
Flag of the Vietnam People's Air Force.svg 1959–present Flag of the Vietnam People's Air Force A yellow star centered on a red field (2:3).
Vietnam People's Navy flag.svg 1955–2014 Flag of Vietnam People's Navy A yellow star centered on a red field (2:3).
Ensign of Vietnam People's Navy.svg 2014–present Ensign of the Vietnam People's Navy A white flag with emblem of Vietnam People's Navy in its upper canton with a blue strip below (2:3).[12] Influences: Vietnam People's Navy flag.svg USSR, Flag commander 1950 staff.svg
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces.svg 1955–1975 Republic of Vietnam War flag Yellow flag with three stripes, and the emblem of (gold eagle) in the middle (3:4).
Flag of the RVNMF.svg 1955–1975 Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces Flag ratio: 3:4.
Flag of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.svg 1955–1975 Flag of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Flag ratio: 3:4.
Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Navy.svg 1952–1975 Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Navy Flag ratio: 2:3.
Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force.svg 1955–1975 Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force Flag ratio: 2:3.
Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Marine Division.svg 1968–1975 Flag of Republic of Vietnam Marine Division Flag ratio: 2:3.
  • Others
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Vietnamese Republican Youth Movement.svg 1961 - 1963 Flag of Vietnamese Republican Youth Movement Flag ratio is 2:3.
RVN National Police Flag.svg 1955 - 1975 Flag of Republic of Vietnam National Police[13] Flag ratio: 2:3.
Flag of the Vietnamese National Army.svg 1949 - 1955 Flag of Vietnamese National Army Yellow flag with three stripes, and the name of State of Vietnam (3:4). Influences: Flag of South Vietnam.svg Personal standard of State Chief Bao Dai.png
Flag of Binh Xuyen Army.svg 1945 - 1960 Flag of Bình Xuyên A dark red banner and a small blue banner inside, a small yellow star centered on a blue banner (2:3). Influences: Flag of North Vietnam (1945-1955).svg
Flag of the Vanguard Youth of Vietnam.svg 1945 Flag of Vanguard Youth A large red star centered on the yellow field (2:3).
Flag of Nghe Tinh Soviet Movement.svg 1930 - 1931 Flag of the Red Guards of Nghe-Tinh Revolt Flag ratio: 2:3. Influences: Communist Party of Vietnam flag.svg
Flag of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Army.svg 1929 - 1946 Flag of Vietnamese Revolutionary Army, used at Yên Bái mutiny[3] Two equal horizontal bands, red (top) and white (bottom). Influences: Flag of Vietnamese Nationalist Party (1929 - 1945).svg
Flag of Annam (French protectorate).svg 1923 – March 9, 1945 Flag of Tirailleurs indochinois French flag canton on a yellow field (1:1). Influences: Flag of France.svg Personal Flag of Emperor Minh Mang.svg
N/A 1917 Flag of the forces of Empire of Daihung[14] Five red round-stars centered on a yellow field with 4 black words Nam binh phục quốc (南兵復國) at the left. Influences:

Flags of subjects[change | change source]

  • Provinces
  • Areas with special status

Flags of organizations[change | change source]

  • Political org.s
  • Political parties
  • Religional org.s
  • Social org.s

Historical flags[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  11. Marine drapeau pavillon Chine - Japon - Cochinchine - Corée litho 1858
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  13. Đại nhạc hội Cảm Ơn Anh kỳ 5 Đại nhạc hội Cảm Ơn Anh kỳ 6 Đại nhạc hội Cảm Ơn Anh - Người Thương Binh VNCH kỳ 6 Lễ vinh danh Quân lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa Archived 2013-12-06 at the Wayback Machine Hội ái hữu CSQG Georgia - 2009 Archived 2013-02-04 at the Wayback Machine Hội ái hữu CSQG Georgia Archived 2013-10-15 at the Wayback Machine Hội CSQG San Diego 2010 Archived 2013-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
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  15. Stamps of Sedang
  16. Cochin-China, Woven Silk Tobacco Premium Flag, 1910
  17. Symbols of Vietnam : New discoveries
  18. Flags in Vietnam
  19. Tay Dam - Vietnam
  20. National Progressive Movement
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  22. Stamps of 4-T Union
  23. Vietnam's flags