Founded in 1971, the Flag Institute is a UK charity working to promote interest in all aspects of flags and flag flying (vexillology); to foster knowledge and understanding; and to offer a unique free source of expert advice, information and comment. Membership is open to all. JOIN TODAY and find out more!
You are here: Home > United Kingdom
Union Flag or Union Jack
|Flag Type:||National Flag|
|Flag Date:||1st January 1801|
|Flag Designer:||College of Arms|
|Adoption Route:||Act of Parliament|
|UK Design Code:||UNKG0001|
|Aspect Ratio:||3:5 or 1:2|
|Pantone® Colours:||Blue 280, White, Red 186|
|Certification:||King George III|
Created by the Act of Union 1801. The flag is 3:5 on land and 1:2 at sea. The thicker white diagonal goes uppermost next to the flagpole.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Search the Flag Institute website