Flags for Web Sites!
In addition to our vector flags for printing, we now have a variety of sets of World Flags designed & licensed (Royalty Free) especially for use on web sites and multimedia.
Each set has over 270 flags including all of the countries participating in the 2010 Winter Games!
Many countries use a single flag design for any circumstance where the country is represented by a flag. Other countries may use a number of distinct designs for different circumstances. Common terminology for some of the various types of flags:
Generally, a flag used for all purposes. May be specified only for use on land, abroad or at sea.
For use by private citizens or businesses on land.
For use on government buildings or facilities on land.
For use by the military on land.
A flag for use on privately owned vessels at sea.
A flag for use on non military government vessels at sea.
A flag for use by military vessels at sea.
Flag used for diplomatic purposes.
Flag commonly used, but not officially recognized.
An alternate to the official version of a flag.
In many cases the difference between a civil flag and state flag is the inclusion of the national coat of arms (or a variation of it) on the state flag. The flags flown outside the United Nations building and other international gatherings are usually the state flags, however the civil flags are sometimes used.
Cliptures Flags of the World includes national, civil, state, alternate, and diplomatic flags, where applicable, for all the independent nations of the world plus many dependent territories. The flags of some international organizations and a few unofficial flags have been included also. Civil ensigns, state ensigns, war flags and war ensigns are not included. The flags included are done so without any political or social commentary regarding the entities from which these designs have originated.
Where there is more than one flag available for a country, the following codes are added to the end of the file names to indicate their designation. If there is no designation code added to the file name for a particular country, it is their national flag.
Civil or Civic Flag
Civil Alternate Flag
Civil and State Flag
Civil Flag on Land
Civil Flag, National Flag Abroad
Civil Flag and State Alternate Flag
Government and General Usage Flag
National Alternate Flag
National Flag, State Flag
National Flag Abroad, Civil Flag
National Flag Abroad, State Flag
National Flag On Land
National, Civil & State Alternate Flag
State Alternate Flag
State Flag, National Flag Abroad
State Flag, Civil Alternate Flag
State Flag, Diplomatic Flag