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This template is used to display a small flag icon next to a wikilinked country name. It is related to the {{flagicon}} and {{flagcountry}} templates, but offers more options in terms of the text string displayed.


{{flag|country identifier|optional variant|name=alternate text string|size=maximum width/height of the flag image}}

  • country identifier is the common name of the country (e.g. "United States"), a common nickname (e.g. "US"), or a standard country code such as those listed at ISO 3166-1 alpha-3
  • variant is an optional second parameter that can be used to display a flag variation, such as a historical flag. The list of variants for each country is documented on the template page, such as Template:Country data Germany
  • alternate text string, an optional parameter specified by the name parameter, is used to display alternate text
  • size, an optional parameter specified by the size parameter, is used to display the maximum height/width of the flag image. This parameter is specified using standard image syntax.

See the prefix index for the templates called by this one.


Wiki markup Displays Notes
{{flag|United States}}  United States Note that all 3 instances link to United States.
{{flag|USA}}  USA
{{flag|US}}  US
{{flag|Germany}}  Germany All three instances link to Germany.
In addition to the ISO country codes, those used by FIFA, IOC, etc. are also supported.
{{flag|DEU}}  DEU
{{flag|GER}}  GER
{{flag|Germany|empire}}  Germany Flag variations can be used with either country names or country codes.
{{flag|DEU|empire}}  DEU
{{flag|CAN|name=Canadian}}  Canadian The name parameter can be used to change the display string but keep the link to the correct article.
{{flag|Canada|1957|name=Canadian}}  Canadian The name parameter can also be used when flag variants are specified, such as the 1957 historical flag shown here.
{{flag|Texas}}  Texas Flags are also available for several sub-national entities such as US states, Canadian provinces, Spanish autonomous communities, and confederations such as the European Union.
A complete list can be found at Category:Country data templates.
{{flag|British Columbia|name=BC}}  BC
{{flag|Catalonia}}  Catalonia
{{flag|European Union|name=EU}}  EU
{{flag|Switzerland|size=14px}}   Switzerland The size parameter can be used to control the image dimensions.
23×15px is the default size for most countries (some countries have a different default size).
{{flag|Switzerland|size=28px}}   Switzerland