List of Taiwanese flags

Taiwan has been controlled by various governments and has been associated with various flags throughout its history. Since 1945, the Republic of China controls the island; thus the flag most commonly associated with it is the Flag of the Republic of China

National flags

1945- Flag of the Republic of China. A red field, with a blue canton containing a 12-ray white sun.

Historical flags

1624–1662 Flag of Dutch Formosa Same as the Flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
1626–1642 Flag of Spanish Formosa Same as the Flag of the Spanish Empire
1661-1683 Flag of the Kingdom of Tungning The Han character "鄭" in a red circle outline on a plain white field.
1890-1895 Flag of the Qing Dynasty Azure Dragon on a plain yellow field with the red sun of the three-legged crow in the upper left corner.
1895 Flag of the Republic of Formosa Tiger on a plain blue filed with azure clouds below it.
1895–1945 Flag of Taiwan under Japanese rule Same as the Flag of the Empire of Japan

Political divisions

Below are the flags used in the political divisions of Taiwan.

Special municipalities

2010- Kaohsiung City


Stylized "高". Colors symbolizing sunshine, vitality, environmental protection, & ocean.

2010- New Taipei City


Highly stylized "北" in the form of four hearts arranged to resemble a four-leaf clover.,5,10

2008– Taichung City
2010– Tainan City
2010- Taipei City
Taoyuan City

Provincial cities

Chiayi City
Hsinchu City
Keelung City


Changhua County
Chiayi County
Hsinchu County
Hualien County
Kinmen County
Lienchiang County
Miaoli County
Nantou County
Penghu County
Pingtung County
Taitung County
Yilan County
Yunlin County

Military flags

Flag of the Republic of China Army (formerly National Revolutionary Army) The Blue Sky with a White Sun with a red border.
Republic of China Navy Identical to the Kuomintang flag (see below).
Republic of China Air Force
Republic of China Marine Corps
Republic of China Military Police

Other state flags

1979– Chinese Taipei's Olympic flag. The ROC is recognized as "Chinese Taipei" in the Olympics, due to the political status of Taiwan.
1929– Standard of the President of the Republic of China
1947–1986 Standard of the Vice President of the Republic of China Abolished with Act of Ensign of the Republic of China Navy (海軍旗章條例) on Jan. 3rd, 1986.
1929–1966 Civil Ensign of the Republic of China Four serrated yellow stripes are added to the flag of the Republic of China for use as a civil ensign at sea. Present civil ensign is national flag.

Political party flags

1895– Kuomintang flag (shared as the Naval Jack of the nation). The "Blue Sky with a White Sun", 12 rays of the sun represent progressive ideals.
1986– Democratic Progressive Party flag.
2000– Taiwan Solidarity Union flag.
2000– People First Party flag.

See also

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