Every national flag tells a story through its colors, shapes, and patterns. These designs are chosen with care, reflecting a country's history, culture, and values. This page lists some interesting statistics: which colors are most commonly used, which shapes like circles, triangles, suns, and moons stand out, and how many flags prefer stripes or designs like triband and tricolour.
Stripes are the most popular design in national flags. They can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal and often represent a country's history or values.
Some symbols are more common on flags than others. These often represent shared histories, values, or universal themes, making them favorites for countries to showcase on their flags.
A triband is a flag containing three stripes. These stripes may be horizontal or vertical, and may have two or three colours. The triband flags containing three colours are also called tricolours. All tricolour flags are tribands, but not all tribands are tricolour flags, which requires three unique colours. Let's see how many of the national flags are tribands and how many are tricolours: