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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.

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Flag Template for the main documentation/discussion page for the flag templates system.

Usage

{{flag|country identifier|optional variant|name=alternative 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
  • alternative text string, specified by the name parameter, is used to display alternative text

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

Examples

Wiki markup Displays Notes
{{flag|United States}} Flag of the United States.svg United States Note that both instances link to United States.
{{flag|USA}} Flag of the United States.svg USA
{{flag|Germany}} Flag of Germany.svg 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}} Flag of Germany.svg DEU
{{flag|GER}} Flag of Germany.svg GER
{{flag|Germany|empire}} 22x20px Germany Flag variations can be used with either country names or country codes.
{{flag|DEU|empire}} 22x20px DEU
{{flag|CAN|name=Canadian}} Template:Country data CAN The name parameter can be used to change the display string but keep the link to the correct article.
{{flag|Canada|1957|name=Canadian}} Template:Country data Canada The name parameter can also be used when flag variants are specified.
{{flag|Texas}} Template:Country data 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}} Template:Country data British Columbia
{{flag|Switzerland|size=15px}} Template:Country data Switzerland The size parameter can be used to control the image dimensions.
"Template:Country data Switzerland" is the default size.
{{flag|Switzerland|size=28px}} Template:Country data Switzerland

See also

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