29 Different Countries with Red, White, and Blue Flags

Written by Susan Olayode
Updated: May 12, 2023
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A flag is a country’s symbol. No two countries have the same flag. However, many countries have similar flags. 

The colors on a flag typically represent a monument in that country’s history, or what values they hold closest to their heart. 

These 29 countries all have red white and blue flag on their flags. 

United States

flag of America


The flag of the United States has seven red vertical stripes and six white stripes making this flag red white and blue flag. Red signifies the toughness that brought the Americans thus far, while white represents the purity and innocence of its people. At the top left corner is a blue field embedded with 50 stars, representing each state in the country.


flag of Iceland


The flag of Iceland is a visual representation of the unusual landscape the country offers. On Iceland’s flag, red depicts volcanic fires, blue depicts the mountains from which these volcanoes erupt, and white represents the ice and snow that covers it all. 

New Zealand

flag of New Zealand


New Zealand’s flag is derived from its ancestry and its location, relative to the South Pacific Ocean. The country was once under Britain’s rule. They honor this association by placing Britain’s Union Jack in the corner of their flag. 


Flags of the Croatia.

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Croatia sought relief from Hungarian rule thrice, starting in 1848. Although they were not successful, it was the first time the movement hoisted a flag. It was a red, white, and blue flag, symbolizing their potential alliance with Russia. 

In 1941, they took another shot at independence, this time adding the red and white checkered shield to the flag. Finally, in 1990, Croatia gained independence. This historic victory will forever be commemorated by the yellow-bordered red star on the nation’s flag. 


flag of laos


This flag has a dramatic interpretation. One blue stripe lies between two red stripes, signifying the blood shed by the people of Laos in their quest for freedom and liberation. The blue stripe represents the Mekong River, a river of great economic and historical importance. Finally, the white circle represents the full moon, signifying wholeness. 

We may infer from this flag that the people of Laos have, and will continue to overcome great challenges to stay together. 


Nepali flag

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Nepal’s flag is striking. Its jagged edge symbolizes the Himalayan mountains, as well as the two most prominent religions in the country: Hinduism and Buddhism. 

Within those triangles are the sun and moon, pointing at their desire to live forever, and a fierce will to survive. 

The outline of the flag is blue, representing purity. The base color of the flag is crimson, symbolizing vitality and bravery. 

Czech Republic

Czech Republic Flag


The Czech Republic, which was cut out of the Austro-Hungarian Republic after World World I, has changed its flag multiple times since 1918. 

Its first flag was identical to the Polish flag; a slab of white over a slab of red. Two years later, an isosceles triangle in the blue Slovakian color was added to signify the unity between Bohemia and Slovakia. 


flag of France


The red, white, and blue colors on the French flag signify democracy, monarchy, religion, and nobility. After the French Revolution in 1794, the flag became a symbol of modernization, liberty, and brotherhood. 

The red and blue colors represent the city of Paris, while the white represents the king and his monarchy.

Costa Rica

flag of costa rica.


At the top and bottom of the Costa Rican flag are two stripes of blue. They signify the sky and the openness and receptivity of its people. This vivid blue color marks Costa Rica as a land of opportunities and ideas. 

The white stripe indicates wisdom and purity, while the red in the middle represents the blood shed by patriots. Despite the nation’s hardships and wars, its flag represents the warmth and hospitality of the Costa Rican people. 


flag of Slovakia


Like other Slavic nations, Slovakia’s flag features horizontal red, white and blue stripes. Russia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia share a common ancestry. 

Slovakia’s flag has its coat of arms in its center. At the bottom of the coat of arms are three bumps, which signify three important mountain ranges; Matra, Tatra, and Fatra. Interestingly, Matra is a mountain found in Hungary, not Slovakia. Nonetheless, the Slovakian people bear strong ties to these historic landscapes. 

On top of these three bumps is a double cross, symbolizing Christianity, the most popular religion in the region.


flag of Norway


The Norwegian flag finds its origin in the official flag of another country, Denmark. At the time it was designed, Norway and Denmark had formed a solid alliance. The colors chosen for the flag also depict the country’s Scandinavian origins. 

The flag of Norway was designed in 1821 by Fredrick Meltzer. It represents freedom and Christianity. The red and blue colours were chosen to allude to the country’s attachments to Denmark and Sweden respectively.  


flag of Paraguay


The flag of Paraguay, first hoisted in 1842, was inspired by the French flag. The colors red, blue, and white represent liberty and independence. 

The red band comes first; it denotes patriotism, equality, courage, and justice. The white band lies in the middle, signifying unity, peace, and steadfastness. The last band stands for sharpness, reality, and liberty. In the middle of the flag is an emblem with a palm frond and an olive branch, signifying peace and dignity. 


Cambodian flag

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In the center of the tricolor Cambodian flag is an image of the Angkor Wat, an ancient Buddhist temple in the country. The colors of the Cambodian flag represent bravery and liberation, cooperation and brotherhood. The flag as a whole ties three elements together: the king, the people, and their religion. 

North Korea

North Korea flag


The North Korean flag shares some similarities with that of Korea before the nation split into its northern and southern regions. The North Korean flag has white, the official color of Korea. The vibrant red on this flag signifies determination, revolution, and socialism. The blue stripes signify peace and friendship. 

The North Korean flag has an emblem placed off center, a star that represents the country’s commitment to communism.

United Kingdom

nited Kingdom flag


The Union Jack, the official flag of the United Kingdom, represents the amalgamation of four regions: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The flag is made of components from each of these regions.

The red cross of St. George of England, the white cross of St. Patrick of Ireland, and the saltire (cross) of St. Andrew of Scotland. At the time of its design, Wales was not yet a part of the Union. 

The Union Jack or Union Flag was first paraded in 1802. The blue field signifies vigilance, loyalty, justice, and perseverance. The white lines speak of peace and honesty. Lastly, the red stripes are a reminder of the UK’s military strength and valor. 

Other Countries With Red, Blue, and White Flags:

  • Australia
  • Luxembourg
  • Serbia
  • Fiji
  • Liberia
  • Slovenia 
  • Panama
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Chile
  • Cuba
  • Samoa
  • Thailand

Summary of 29 Different Countries with Red, White, and Blue Flags

Here’s a recap of 29 countries that proudly fly flags featuring the colors red, white, and blue:

4Costa Rica
7Czech Republic
8Dominican Republic
17New Zealand
18North Korea
28United Kingdom
29United States


Red is the most common flag color, and it is not just because of its vibrancy. Many countries use red to indicate a period of struggle. Red pairs well with white because the latter signifies peace and unity. Blue often represents liberation, patriotism, and freedom. In addition to the powerful symbolism of these colors, the way that they complement and contrast visually makes the trio the perfect combination for many national flags.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What country has a red, blue and white flag with a star?

The flag of Chile and Cuba both have one star in their canton. The flag of Cuba has blue and white stripes, with a red flag with one star at its hoist. The flag of Chile is white on red, with a blue square containing one star at its canton. 

What country has a flag with only one color?

Libya is the only country with a single-coloured flag. Libya’s flag was solid green, signifying Ghadafi’s political views. However, the plain green flag is no longer in use. In 2011, Libya adopted a red, black and green flag with a white crescent and star in its middle.  

What countries have white and blue flags?

Some well-known countries with blue and white flags include Argentina, El Salvador, Finland, and Greece.

What countries have red and white flags?

Countries with red and white flag include Japan, Canada, Qatar, and Lebanon to mention a few.

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