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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}}

  • country identifier is the common name of the country (e.g. "United States"), a common alias (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 appropriate template page, such as Template:Country data Germany
  • 'alternate text string, specified by the name parameter, is used to display alternate text

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


Wiki markup Displays Notes
{{flag|United States}} 23x15px United States Note that both instances link to United States.
{{flag|USA}} 23x15px USA
{{flag|Germany}} 23x15px 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}} 23x15px DEU
{{flag|GER}} 23x15px GER
{{flag|Germany|empire}} 23x15px Germany Flag variations can be used with either country names or country codes.
{{flag|DEU|empire}} 23x15px DEU
{{flag|CAN|name=Canadian}} 23x15px 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}} 23x15px Canadian The name parameter can also be used when flag variants are specified.
{{flag|Texas}} 23x15px Texas Flags are also available for several sub-national entities such as US states and Canadian provinces.
A complete list can be found at Category:Country data templates.
{{flag|British Columbia|name=BC}} 23x15px BC