The Coolest-Looking National Flags in the World

Voting Rules
Vote up the national flags with the coolest designs (no matter what you think of the country).

This list of the best country flags is ranked from best to worst and includes the coolest flags from any country on earth. When considering which country has the best flag, there are a few things that we must consider. The design should be simple, memorable, and worthy of the nation it represents, or simply just really, really cool. Which national flag is the best? Vote on this list and pick your favorite design from these coolest country flags.

The Asian country of Bhutan has a beautiful flag that incorporates the intricate emblem of the Thunder Dragon over two colors that represent the secular and spiritual powers of the country. Papua New Guinea also has a visually striking flag that is rich with symbolism. Whether symbolic, colorful, or rich with design, the coolest national flags have it all!

South Korea's flag features a bold design, centered around the symbol of ying and yang. The United States flag has great visibility in its color choices and the stars and stripes show great pride in our journey as a nation. Japan has a flag that is simple, but memorable giving them great recognition across the world.

Which countries have the best flags? Vote on this list of cool flags to get your favorite toward the top.


  • 1
    10,249 VOTES
    Wales
    Photo: countrygirlatheart / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km². Wales has over 1,680 miles of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its highest peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit.
    10,249 votes
  • 2
    12,290 VOTES
    Bhutan
    Photo: scallopsee / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India. To the west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim, while farther south it is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal. Bhutan's capital and largest city is Thimphu. At that time the lama and military leader Ngawang Namgyal, the first Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who was fleeing religious persecution in Tibet, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese .
    12,290 votes
  • 3
    10,893 VOTES
    South Korea
    Photo: Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the Kingdom of Goryeo, also spelled as Koryŏ. It shares land borders with North Korea to the north, and oversea borders with Japan to the east and China to the west. Roughly half of the country's 50 million people reside in the metropolitan area surrounding its capital, the Seoul Capital Area, which is the second largest in the world with over 25 million residents. Korea was inhabited as early as the Lower Paleolithic period and its civilization began with the founding of Gojoseon. After the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea in 668, Korea enjoyed over a millennium of relative tranquility under dynasties lasting for centuries in which its trade, culture, literature, science and technology flourished. In 1910 it was annexed by the Japanese Empire, after whose surrender in 1945, Korea was divided into Soviet and U.S. zones of occupation, with the latter becoming the Republic of Korea in August 1948.
    10,893 votes
  • 4
    13,060 VOTES
    Albania
    Photo: Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Albania, officially known as the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72 km from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which links the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea. Albania is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization. It is one of the founding members of the Energy Community and the Union for the Mediterranean. It is also an official candidate for membership in the European Union. The modern-day territory of Albania was at various points in history part of the Roman provinces of Dalmatia, Macedonia, and Moesia Superior. The modern Republic became independent after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in Europe following the Balkan Wars. Albania declared independence in 1912 and was recognized the following year.
    13,060 votes
  • 5
    9,668 VOTES
    Brazil
    Photo: Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km. It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47.3 percent of the continent of South America. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection. Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing of traveler Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500, who claimed the area for Portugal.
    9,668 votes
  • 6
    7,826 VOTES
    Papua New Guinea
    Photo: Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world; 848 languages are listed for the country, of which 12 have no known living speakers. Most of the population of over 7 million people live in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 per cent of its people live in urban centres. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior. Strong growth in Papua New Guinea's mining and resource sector has led to the country becoming the sixth fastest-growing economy in the world as of 2011.
    7,826 votes