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FIELD LISTING :: NATIONAL SYMBOL(S) Print
A national symbol is a faunal, floral, or other abstract representation - or some distinctive object - that over time has come to be closely identified with a country or entity. Not all countries have national symbols; a few countries have more than one.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryNATIONAL SYMBOL(S)
Afghanistan lion; national colors: red, green, black
Albania double-headed eagle; national colors: red, black
Algeria star and crescent, fennec fox; national colors: green, white, red
American Samoa a fue (coconut fiber fly whisk) crossed with a to'oto'o (staff); national colors: red, white, blue
Andorra national colors: blue, yellow, red
Angola Palanca Negra Gigante (giant black sable antelope); red, black, yellow
Anguilla dolphin
Antigua and Barbuda fallow deer; national colors: red, white, blue, black, yellow
Argentina Sun of May (a sun-with-face symbol); national colors: light blue, white
Armenia Mount Ararat, eagle, lion; national colors: red, blue, orange
Aruba Hooiberg (Haystack) Hill; national colors: blue, yellow, red, white
Australia Southern Cross constellation (five, seven-pointed stars), kangaroo, emu; national colors: green, gold
Austria golden eagle, edelweiss, Alpine gentian; national colors: red, white
Azerbaijan flames of fire; national colors: blue, red, green
Bahamas, The blue marlin, flamingo, Yellow Elder flower; national colors: aquamarine, yellow, black
Bahrain a red field surmounted by a white serrated band with five white points; national colors: red, white
Bangladesh Bengal tiger, water lily; national colors: green, red
Barbados Neptune's trident, pelican, Red Bird of Paradise flower (also known as Pride of Barbados); national colors: blue, yellow, black
Belarus no clearly defined current national symbol, the mounted knight known as Pahonia (the Chaser) is the traditional Belarusian symbol; national colors: green, red, white
Belgium lion; national colors: red, black, yellow
Belize Baird's tapir (a large, browsing, forest-dwelling mammal), keel-billed toucan, Black Orchid; national colors: red, blue
Benin leopard; national colors: green, yellow, red
Bermuda red lion
Bhutan thunder dragon known as Druk Gyalpo; national colors: orange, yellow
Bolivia llama, Andean condor; national colors: red, yellow, green
Bosnia and Herzegovina golden lily; national colors: blue, yellow, white
Botswana zebra; national colors: blue, white, black
Brazil Southern Cross constellation; national colors: green, yellow, blue
British Virgin Islands zenaida dove, white cedar flower; yellow, green, red, white, blue
Brunei royal parasol; national colors: yellow, white, black
Bulgaria lion; national colors: white, green, red
Burkina Faso white stallion; national colors: red, yellow, green
Burma chinthe (mythical lion); national colors: yellow, green, red, white
Burundi lion; national colors: red, white, green
Cabo Verde ten, five-pointed, yellow stars; national colors: blue, white, red, yellow
Cambodia Angkor Wat temple, kouprey (wild ox); national colors: red, blue
Cameroon lion; national colors: green, red, yellow
Canada maple leaf, beaver; national colors: red, white
Cayman Islands green sea turtle
Central African Republic elephant; national colors: blue, white, green, yellow, red
Chad goat (north), lion (south); national colors: blue, yellow, red
Chile huemul (mountain deer), Andean condor; national colors: red, white, blue
China dragon; national colors: red, yellow
Christmas Island golden bosun bird
Colombia Andean condor; national colors: yellow, blue, red
Comoros four stars and crescent; national colors: green, white
Congo, Democratic Republic of the leopard; national colors: sky blue, red, yellow
Congo, Republic of the lion, elephant; national colors: green, yellow, red
Cook Islands a circle of 15, five-pointed, white stars on a blue field; national colors: blue, white
Costa Rica clay-colored robin known as Yiguirro; national colors: blue, white, red
Cote d'Ivoire elephant; national colors: orange, white, green
Croatia red-white checkerboard; national colors: red, white, blue
Cuba royal palm; national colors: red, white, blue
Curacao laraha (citrus tree); national colors: blue, yellow, white
Cyprus Cypriot mouflon (wild sheep), white dove; national colors: blue, white
Czech Republic double-tailed lion; national colors: white, red, blue
Denmark lion, mute swan; national colors: red, white
Djibouti red star; national colors: light blue, green, white, red
Dominica Sisserou parrot, Carib Wood flower; national colors: green, yellow, black, white, red
Dominican Republic palmchat (bird); national colors: red, white, blue
Ecuador Andean condor; national colors: yellow, blue, red
Egypt golden eagle, white lotus; national colors: red, white, black
El Salvador turquoise-browed motmot (bird); national colors: blue, white
Equatorial Guinea silk cotton tree; national colors: green, white, red, blue
Eritrea camel; national colors: green, red, blue
Estonia barn swallow, cornflower; national colors: blue, black, white
Ethiopia Abyssinian lion (traditional), yellow pentagram with five rays of light on a blue field (promoted by current government); national colors: green, yellow, red
European Union a circle of 12, five-pointed, golden yellow stars on a blue field; union colors: blue, yellow
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) ram
Faroe Islands ram; national colors: red, white, blue
Fiji Fijian canoe; national color: light blue
Finland lion; national colors: blue, white
France Gallic rooster, fleur-de-lis, Marianne; national colors: blue, white, red
French Polynesia outrigger canoe; national colors: red, white
Gabon black panther; national colors: green, yellow, blue
Gambia, The lion; national colors: red, blue, green, white
Georgia Saint George, lion; national colors: red, white
Germany golden eagle; national colors: black, red, yellow
Ghana black star, golden eagle: national colors: red, yellow, green, black
Gibraltar Barbary macaque; national colors: red, white, yellow
Greece Greek cross (white cross on blue field, arms equal length); national colors: blue, white
Greenland polar bear; national colors: red, white
Grenada Grenada dove, Bougainvillea flower; national colors: red, yellow, green
Guam coconut tree; national colors: deep blue, red
Guatemala quetzal (bird); national colors: blue, white
Guernsey Guernsey cow, donkey; national colors: red, white, yellow
Guinea-Bissau black star; national colors: red, yellow, green, black
Guinea national colors: red, yellow, green
Guyana Canje pheasant (hoatzin), jaguar, Victoria Regia water lily: national colors: red, yellow, green, black, white
Haiti Hispaniolan trogon (bird), hibiscus flower; national colors: blue, red
Holy See (Vatican City) crossed keys beneath a papal tiara; national colors: yellow, white
Honduras scarlet macaw, white-tailed deer; national colors: blue, white
Hong Kong orchid tree flower; national colors: red, white
Hungary Holy Crown of Hungary (Crown of Saint Stephen); national colors: red, white, green
Iceland gyrfalcon; national colors: blue, white, red
India the Lion Capital of Ashoka, which depicts four Asiatic lions standing back to back mounted on a circular abacus, is the official emblem; Bengal tiger; lotus flower; national colors: saffron, white, green
Indonesia garuda (mythical bird); national colors: red, white
Iran lion; national colors: green, white, red
Iraq golden eagle; national colors: red, white, black
Ireland harp, shamrock (trefoil): national colors: blue, green
Isle of Man triskelion (a motif of three legs); national colors: red, white
Israel Star of David (Magen David), menorah (seven-branched lampstand); national colors: blue, white
Italy white, five-pointed star (Stella d'Italia); national colors: red, white, green
Jamaica green-and-black streamertail (bird), Guaiacum officinale (Guaiacwood); national colors: green, yellow, black
Japan red sun disc, chrysanthemum; national colors: red, white
Jersey Jersey cow; national colors: red, white
Jordan eagle; national colors: black, white, green, red
Kazakhstan golden eagle; national colors: blue, yellow
Kenya lion; national colors: black, red, green, white
Kiribati frigatebird; national colors: red, white, blue, yellow
Korea, North red star, chollima (winged horse); national colors: red, white, blue
Korea, South taegeuk (yin yang symbol), Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon); national colors: red, white, blue, black
Kosovo six, five-pointed, white stars; national colors: blue, gold, white
Kuwait golden falcon; national colors: green, white, red, black
Kyrgyzstan gyrfalcon; national colors: red, yellow
Laos elephant; national colors: red, white, blue
Latvia white wagtail (bird); national colors: maroon, white
Lebanon cedar tree; national colors: red, white, green
Lesotho mokorotio (Basotho hat); national colors: blue, white, green, black
Liberia white star; national colors: red, white, blue
Libya star and crescent, hawk; national colors: red, black, green
Liechtenstein princely hat (crown); national colors: blue, red
Lithuania mounted knight known as Vytis (the Chaser), white stork; national colors: yellow, green, red
Luxembourg lion; national colors: red, white, light blue
Macau lotus blossom; national colors: green, white, yellow
Macedonia eight-rayed sun; national colors: red, yellow
Madagascar traveller's palm, zebu; national colors: red, green, white
Malawi lion; national colors: black, red, green
Malaysia tiger, hibiscus; national colors: red, white, blue, yellow
Maldives coconut palm, yellowfin tuna; national colors: red, green, white
Mali Great Mosque of Djenne; national colors: green, yellow, red
Malta Maltese eight-pointed cross; national colors: red, white
Marshall Islands a 24-rayed star; national colors: blue, white, orange
Mauritania star and crescent; national colors: green, yellow
Mauritius dodo bird; national colors: red, blue, yellow, green
Mexico golden eagle; national colors: green, white, red
Micronesia, Federated States of four, five-pointed, white stars on a light blue field; national colors: light blue, white
Moldova aurochs (a type of wild cattle); national colors: blue, yellow, red
Monaco red and white lozenges (diamond shapes); national colors: red, white
Mongolia soyombo emblem; national colors: red, blue, yellow
Montenegro double-headed eagle; national colors: red, gold
Morocco pentacle symbol, lion; national colors: red, green
Mozambique national colors: green, black, yellow, white, red
Namibia oryx (antelope); national colors: blue, red, green, white, yellow
Nauru frigatebird, calophyllum flower; national colors: blue, yellow, white
Nepal rhododendron blossom; national color: red
Netherlands lion, tulip; national color: orange
New Caledonia fleche faitiere (native rooftop adornment), kagu bird; national colors: blue, red, green, yellow, black
New Zealand Southern Cross constellation (four, five-pointed stars), kiwi (bird), silver fern; national colors: black, white, red (ochre)
Nicaragua turquoise-browed motmot (bird); national colors: blue, white
Nigeria eagle; national colors: green, white
Niger zebu; national colors: orange, white, green
Niue yellow, five-pointed star; national color: yellow
Norfolk Island Norfolk Island pine
Northern Mariana Islands latte stone; national colors: blue, white
Norway lion; national colors: red, white, blue
Oman Khanjar dagger superimposed on two crossed swords; national colors: red, white, green
Pakistan star and crescent, jasmine; national colors: green, white
Palau bai (native meeting house); national colors: blue, yellow
Panama harpy eagle; national colors: blue, white, red
Papua New Guinea bird of paradise; national colors: red, black
Paraguay lion; national colors: red, white, blue
Peru vicuna (a camelid related to the llama); national colors: red, white
Philippines three stars and sun, Philippine eagle; national colors: red, white, blue, yellow
Poland white eagle; national colors: white, red
Portugal armillary sphere (a spherical astrolabe modeling objects in the sky and representing the Republic); national colors: red, green
Puerto Rico Puerto Rican spindalis (bird), coqui (frog); national colors: red, white, blue
Qatar a maroon field surmounted by a white serrated band with nine white points; national colors: maroon, white
Romania golden eagle; national colors: blue, yellow, red
Russia bear, double-headed eagle; national colors: white, blue, red
Rwanda traditional woven basket with peaked lid; national colors: blue, yellow, green
Saint Barthelemy pelican
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena plover (bird)
Saint Kitts and Nevis brown pelican, Poinciana (Flamboyant) tree; national colors: green, yellow, red, black, white
Saint Lucia twin pitons (volcanic peaks), Saint Lucia parrot; national colors: cerulean blue, gold, black, white
Saint Martin brown pelican
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 16th-century sailing ship
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent parrot; national colors: blue, gold, green
Samoa Southern Cross constellation (five, five-pointed stars); national colors: red, white, blue
San Marino three peaks each displaying a tower; national colors: white, blue
Sao Tome and Principe palm tree; national colors: green, yellow, red, black
Saudi Arabia palm tree surmounting two crossed swords; national colors: green, white
Senegal lion; national colors: green, yellow, red
Serbia double-headed eagle; national colors: red, blue, white
Seychelles coco de mer (sea coconut); national colors: blue, yellow, red, white, green
Sierra Leone lion; national colors: green, white, blue
Singapore lion, merlion (mythical half lion-half fish creature), orchid; national colors: red, white
Sint Maarten pelican; national colors: red, white, blue
Slovakia double-barred cross (Cross of St. Cyril and St. Methodius) surmounting three peaks; national colors: white, blue, red
Slovenia Mount Triglav; national colors: white, blue, red
Solomon Islands national colors: blue, yellow, green, white
Somalia leopard; national colors: blue, white
South Africa springbok (antelope), king protea flower; national colors: red, green, blue, yellow, black, white
South Sudan African fish eagle; national colors: red, green, blue, yellow, black, white
Spain Pillars of Hercules; national colors: red, yellow
Sri Lanka lion, water lily; national colors: maroon, yellow
Sudan secretary bird; national colors: red, white, black, green
Suriname royal palm, Faya Lobi flower; national colors: green, white, red, yellow
Swaziland lion, elephant; national colors: blue, yellow, red
Sweden three crowns, lion; national colors: blue, yellow
Switzerland Swiss cross (white cross on red field, arms equal length); national colors: red, white
Syria hawk; national colors: red, white, black, green
Taiwan white, 12-rayed sun on blue field; national colors: blue, white, red
Tajikistan crown surmounted by seven, five-pointed stars; national colors: red, white, green
Tanzania Uhuru (Freedom) torch, giraffe; national colors: green, yellow, blue, black
Thailand garuda (mythical half-man, half-bird figure), elephant; national colors: red, white, blue
Timor-Leste Mount Ramelau; national colors: red, yellow, black, white
Togo lion; national colors: green, yellow, red, white
Tokelau tuluma (fishing tackle box); national colors: blue, yellow, white
Tonga red cross on white field, arms equal length; national colors: red, white
Trinidad and Tobago scarlet ibis (bird of Trinidad), cocrico (bird of Tobago), Chaconia flower; national colors: red, white, black
Tunisia encircled red star and crescent; national colors: red, white
Turkey star and crescent; national colors: red, white
Turkmenistan Akhal-Teke horse; national colors: green, white
Turks and Caicos Islands conch shell, Turks Head cactus
Tuvalu maneapa (native meeting house); national colors: light blue, yellow
Uganda grey crowned crane; national colors: black, yellow, red
Ukraine tryzub (trident); national colors: blue, yellow
United Arab Emirates golden falcon; national colors: green, white, black, red
United Kingdom lion (Britain in general); lion, Tudor rose, oak (England); lion, unicorn, thistle (Scotland); dragon, daffodil, leek (Wales); shamrock, flax (Northern Ireland); national colors: red, white, blue (Britain in general); red, white (England); blue, white (Scotland); red, white, green (Wales)
United States bald eagle; national colors: red, white, blue
Uruguay Sun of May (a sun-with-face symbol); national colors: blue, white, yellow
Uzbekistan khumo (mythical bird); national colors: blue, white, red, green
Vanuatu boar's tusk with crossed fern fronds; national colors: red, black, green, yellow
Venezuela troupial (bird); national colors: yellow, blue, red
Vietnam yellow, five-pointed star on red field; lotus blossom; national colors: red, yellow
Wallis and Futuna red saltire (Saint Andrew's Cross) on a white square on a red field; national colors: red, white
Yemen golden eagle; national colors: red, white, black
Zambia African fish eagle; national colors: green, red, black, orange
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe bird symbol, African fish eagle, flame lily; national colors: green, yellow, red, black, white
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