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Flag Dates by Year
Year Country Flag Event
1569 Sweden First use as a battle flag - 1569
1581 Netherlands First use of the flag - 1581
1620 Sweden Use as a naval flag 1620s
1625 Denmark Flag adopted 1625
1660 Netherlands 1630-1660 - orange stripe becomes red
1663 Sweden 1663 - warrant on use of flags at sea
1693 Russia 1693 - First use as a naval ensign
1705 Russia Adopted as Merchant ensign 20 January 1705 (disuse during Soviet era)
1748 Denmark Specifications on dimensions specified - 1748
1777 United States Flag adopted 14 June 1777
1794 France Flag adopted 15 February 1794
1795 United States Two stars and two stripes added to flag in 1795
1801 United Kingdom Flag adopted 1 January 1801 adding "St. Patrick's Cross" to the flag of the United Kingdom of England and Scotland
1804 France Colors standardized 1804
1811 Venezuela First hoisting of Venezuelan flag 14 July 1811
Venezuela Flag adopted as official flag 15 July 1811
1812 France Colors standardized 1812
Paraguay First Paraguayan tribar adopted 15 August 1812
1818 United States Five stars added and number of stripes returned to 13 - 4 July 1818
1819 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1819
1820 United States Two stars added to flag 4 July 1820
1821 Norway Flag adopted - July 21, 1821 (unofficial)
Mexico Flag adopted 7 October 1821
1822 El Salvador Flag adopted 1822
United States One star added to flag 4 July 1822
1823 Mexico Flag modified by Republican government 14 April 1823
1825 Peru Flag adopted 1825
1830 Uruguay Flag adopted 11 July 1830
1831 Poland flag constituted by Polish parliament 1831 following November uprising (modeled on the flag of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw)
Belgium Adopted 23 January 1831
Belgium Order of colors specified by Minister of Navy - 4 February 1831
1832 Greece Flag adopted 1832
1834 Romania Flag first authorized by Ottoman sultan 1834
1835 Tunisia Flag adopted 1835
1836 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1836
1837 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1836
1841 El Salvador Minor modifications to flag - 1841
1842 Paraguay Flag with arms in center codified 25 November 1842
1843 Haiti Flag current pattern adopted 1843
1844 Turkey flag in use since 1844 (ref: Ottoman Empire)
Dominican Republic Flag adopted 6 November 1844
1845 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1845
1846 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1846
1847 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1847
Liberia Flag created 26 July 1847
Liberia First hoisted 24 August 1847
1848 Costa Rica Flag adopted 1848
Hungary Flag adopted during the 1848-49 uprising
Hungary First law about flag in Constitution - 1848
United States One star added to flag 4 July 1848
1849 Haiti flag reconfirmed - 1849
Hungary Flag in disuse during Austrian period 1849-1867
1851 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1851
Bolivia Flag adopted 31 October 1851
1858 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1858
1859 Haiti arms on flag changed - 1859
Romania Horizontal version of the flag adopted 1859
United States One star added to flag 4 July 1859
1860 Haiti circa 1860 - blue-red bicolor in use
Ecuador Flag adopted 26 September 1860
1861 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1861
Columbia Flag adopted 26 November 1861
1862 San Marino Flag adopted 6 April 1862
1863 Poland 1863 - 1831 flag with arms used during Polish revolt
United States One star added to flag 4 July 1863
Venezuela Flag pattern adopted 9 July 1863 with seven stars
1864 Mexico Arms on flag modified 18 June 1864
1865 El Salvador Flag replaced 28 April 1865
United States One star added to flag 4 July 1865
1866 Andorra Adopted 1866
Romania Vertical version of the flag adopted 1866
Honduras Flag adopted 9 January 1866
1867 Hungary Flag restored 1867
Venezuela Minor modification 1867
United States One star added to flag 4 July 1867
1869 New Zealand 23 October 1869 - Flag proclaimed as colonial ensign
1871 Guatemala Flag adopted 12 August 1871
1875 Tonga Flag adopted 4 November 1875
1877 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1877
1879 Bulgaria Flag adopted 16 April 1897
1880 Mexico Arms on flag modified 20 December 1880 by proclamation
1881 Mexico Flag decreed in December 1880 becomes effective 1 January 1881
Monaco Flag adopted 4 April 1881
1883 Russia Adopted as Civil ensign 7 May 1883 (disuse during Soviet era)
1888 Bolivia Flag reconfirmed 14 July 1888
1889 Mexico New emblem placed on flag 1 January 1889
Brazil Adopted 19 November 1889
Switzerland Flag adopted 12 December 1889, although some forms were in use unoffically since the 15th century
1890 United States Five stars added to flag 4 July 1890
1891 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1891
1893 Denmark Proportions set - 1 May 1893
1895 Puerto Rico Flag adopted 22 December 1895 (use forbidden until 1952)
1896 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1896
1898 Philippines Flag adopted 19 May 1898 (use prohibited until 1919)
Norway Flag legislated on 10 December 1898
Norway Flag legislation published 15 December 2 1898
1899 Norway legislation becomes effective 15 December 1899
1901 Australia First hoisted, 3 September 1901
1902 Cuba Flag adopted 20 May 1902, from a revolutionary flag dating from 1850
New Zealand Flag legislated as National flag - 12 June 1902
1903 Australia 20 February 1903 - Flag approval announced by King Edward VII
Panama Flag first hoisted 20 December 1903
1904 Panama Provisionally approved 1904
1905 Venezuela Minor modification adding coat of arms to the flag - 28 March 1905
1906 Sweden Officially readopted 22 June 1906
1908 United States One star added to flag 4 July 1908
Nicaragua Flag adopted 4 September 1908
Australia Addition of seventh point to Commonwealth star announced 19 December 1908
1909 Montserrat Flag adopted 10 April 1909
1910 Bermuda Flag adopted 4 October 1910
1911 Portugal Flag adopted 30 June 1911
1912 Albania Flag Adopted 1912 modeled on the flag of Iskander Bey
El Salvador 1821 flag reinstated - 17 May 1912
United States Two stars added to flag 4 July 1912
1914 Taiwan Flag adopted as naval ensign - 1914
1915 Iceland Flag approved by royal decree 19 June 1915 for Marine purposes
Morocco French protectorate of Morocco flag officialized - 17 November 1915
1917 Guam Flag adopted 4 July 1917
Mexico New representation of arms on flag 15 September 1917
Thailand Flag adopted 28 September 1917
1918 Armenia Adopted 1918; disuse during Soviet era
Azerbaijan Adopted 1918; disuse during Soviet era
Lithuania Flag adopted 1918 (in disuse during Soviet era)
Estonia Flag adopted 24 February 1918, in disuse during Soviet era
Finland Flag adopted 29 May 1918
Latvia Adopted 18 November 1918 (flag dates from 1279, in disuse during Soviet era)
Iceland Flag approved for national use 30 November 1918
1919 Hungary Flag replaced by Hungarian Soviet Republic flag
Hungary Flag restored circa 31 July 1919
Poland 1831 flag used as the flag of the Second Republic - 1 August 1919
Philippines Flag sanction lifted by US - 30 October 1919
1920 Albania Flag changed with a redesigned double headed eagle - 1920
Finland Colors slightly modified - 12 February 1920
1921 Virgin Islands Flag adopted 17 May 1921
1925 Panama Flag officially approved 1925
1928 Nepal First Nepali flag adopted 1928
Jordan Flag adopted 16 April 1928
Taiwan Naval ensign adopted as national flag - 8 October 1928
1929 Afghanistan Current pattern (Black-Red-Green vertical bars) adopted between September 1928 and January 1929
Afghanistan 1929 - Black-Red-Green motif restored after period of disuse
Vatican City (Holy See) Flag adopted 8 June 1929 (based on Catholic Church flag of 1825)
Albania Kingdom of Albania approved a modified flag to include Skanderbeg's Helmet - 3 August 1929
Albania New flag proposal submitted to King Zog - 5 August 1929
Albania Kingdom of Albania flags formally adopted - 8 August 1929
1930 Venezuela Star pattern redesigned 1930
Venezuela Flag adopted 15 July 1930
1933 Bahrain Serrated flag adopted 1933
1934 Albania Color of flag background changed - 1934
Mexico New emblem placed on flag 5 February 1934
1936 Belgium Flag reconfirmed - 28 January 1936
Philippines Specifications issued 25 March 1936
Turkey Flag adopted 5 June 1936
1937 Netherlands Colors regulated by royal decree and official adoption of flag - 19 February 1937
Liechtenstein Flag adopted 24 June 1937 (crown added to older version)
Ireland Use confirmed 29 December 1937
1939 Albania Flag changed by occupying Italian government - 13 April 1939
Albania Italian occupying flag formalized in constitution - 3 June 1939
Albania Royal decree (Italian) approving flag - 28 September 1939
1940 Mongolia Flag adopted 1940 (socialist version)
1941 Panama Flag ratified 28 March 1941
1943 Lebanon Flag adopted 7 December 1943
1944 Albania Postwar flag adopted - 1944
Iceland Change in the specification for the blue color 17 June 1944
1945 Indonesia Flag hoisted 17 August 1945
1946 Albania Socialist star added to flag - 1946
Italy Flag adopted 19 June 1946 (originally the flag of the Cisalpine Republic
1947 India Flag adopted 22 July 1947
Pakistan Flag adopted 14 August 1947
Bulgaria arms of People's Republic added to flag - 6 December 1947
1948 Faroe Islands Flag recognized by Denmark - 1948
Romania Arms of People's Republic of Romania added to flag 1948
Italy Official date of flag use - 1 January 1948
Guam Flag accepted by Guam congress 9 February 1948
Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of Flag adopted 8 September 1948
Israel Flag adopted 28 October 1948
Cambodia Flag adopted 29 October 1948 (in disuse 1970-1993)
1949 Hungary Ráskosi arms on flag - 1949-1956
Hungary Constitution modified regarding flag - 1949
Samoa Flag adopted 24 February 1949
Germany Flag adopted 9 May 1949
Haiti flag dimensions specified 18 September 1949
Chile Flag adopted 1 October 1949
China Flag adopted 1 October 1949
1950 Korea, Republic of Defacto use of the flag, 1950 (from older flag)
Korea, Republic of Flag adopted 25 January 1950
Belize Flag adopted 2 February 1950 from the design of People's Unity Party
Peru Civil flag confirmed 31 March 1950
1952 Puerto Rico Flag adopted for use by Commonwealth 1952
Romania New arms of People's Republic of Romania added to flag 1952
1954 Venezuela Venezuelan flag law passed 1954 regulating flag
Venezuela Codification of flag 19 February 1954 ????
Åland Islands Flag first hoisted - 3 April 1954
Australia flag confirmed in legislation - 14 April 1954
Somalia Flag adopted 12 October 1954
1955 Vietnam Flag adopted 30 November 1955
1956 British Virgin Islands Flag adopted - 1956
Morocco Flag adopted by decree - 1956
1957 Hungary Basic flag restored 1957
Ghana Flag adopted 6 March 1957, in disuse 1964-66
Liechtenstein Crown modified 3 June 1957
1958 Netherlands Colors defined - 1958
Syria Flag of United Arab Republic (Syria and Egypt) adopted 22 February 1958
Cayman Islands Flag adopted 14 May 1958
Congo Flag adopted 18 August 1958, in disuse 1969-1991
Madagascar Flag adopted 21 October 1958
Guinea Flag adopted 10 November 1958
Central African Republic Flag adopted 1 December 1958
1959 Nigeria Flag selected (pre-independence) 1959
Mauritania Flag adopted 1 April 1959
Tunisia flag legislated 1 June 1959
Faroe Islands Change of shade of blue - 5 June 1959
United States One star added to flag 4 July 1959
Brunei Flag adopted 29 September 1959
Chad Flag adopted 6 November 1959
Benin Flag adopted 16 November 1959, in disuse 1975-1990
Niger Flag adopted 23 November 1959
Singapore Flag adopted 3 December 1959
Côte d'Ivoire Flag adopted 4 December 1959
1960 Guam Red border added around flag 1960
Togo Flag adopted 11 April 1960
American Samoa Flag changed 27 April 1960
Brazil Star added to flag June 1960
United States One star added to flag 4 July 1960
Gabon Flag adopted 09 August 1960
Cyprus Flag adopted 16 August 1960
Senegal Flag adopted 20 June 1960
Nigeria Flag officially adopted 1 October 1960
British Virgin Islands Scroll added to flag - 15 November 1960
1961 Mali Flag approved 1 March 1961
Sierra Leone Flag adopted 27 April 1961
Kuwait Flag adopted 7 September 1961
Syria United Arab Republic dissolved 28 September 1961, flag in disuse
Kuwait Flag first hoisted, 24 November 1961
1962 Trinidad and Tobago Flag adopted 1962
Algeria Flag adopted 3 July 1962 - originally a pre-revolutionary flag
Jamaica Flag adopted 6 August 1962
Uganda Flag adopted 9 October 1962
Nepal Emblems on flag streamlined 16 December 1962
1963 Syria Reverted to original pattern with three green stars 1963 (following coup d'état
Iraq Flag adopted 31 July 1963
Malaysia Flag adopted 16 September 1963
Kenya Flag adopted 12 December 1963
1964 Haiti new constitution changes flag - 25 June 1964, in disuse until 1987
Tanzania Flag adopted 30 June 1964
Malawi Flag adopted 6 July 1964
Malta Flag adopted 21 September 1964
Costa Rica Change to number of stars - 12 October 1964
Canada Flag adopted 22 October 1964
Zambia Flag adopted 24 October 1964
1965 Canada Flag proclaimed by Queen Elizabeth II, 15 February 1965
Gambia Flag adopted and hoisted 18 February 1965
Maldives Flag adopted 25 July 1965
Romania New arms of People's Republic of Romania added to flag 21 August 1965
1966 Ghana Flag readopted 28 February 1966
Guyana Flag adopted 26 May 1966
Botswana Flag adopted 30 September 1996
1967 Antigua and Barbuda Adopted 27 February 1997
Burundi Adopted 28 June 1967
1968 Mauritius Flag adopted 9 January 1968
Nauru Flag adopted 21 January 1968
Brazil Star added to flag 28 May 1968
Guatemala Flag colors and size standardized 12 September 1968
Mexico Flag revised 17 September 1968
Swaziland Flag adopted 6 October 1968
Turks and Caicos Flag adopted 7 November 1968
1969 Bhutan Flag adopted 1969
1970 Sudan Flag adopted 20 May 1970
Oman Flag adopted 17 December 1970
1971 Papua New Guinea Flag adopted 1 July 1971 (pre-independence)
Qatar Flag adopted 9 July 1971
Nicaragua Specifications on size and shade of blue issued 23 August 1971
United Arab Emirates Adopted 21 December 1971
1972 Syria Federation of Arab Republics formed, stars replaced by golden Quraish eagle
Bangladesh Adopted 13 January 1972
Northern Mariana Islands Adopted as a district flag 31 March 1972
Luxembourg Flag adopted 23 June 1972 (first hoisted circa 1845-1848)
Luxembourg Adoption official on 16 August 1972
El Salvador Flag reaffirmed in legislation - 14 September 1972
1973 Afghanistan circa 1973 - flag modified to eliminate Arabic numerals; replaced and in disuse as of 9 May 1974
Saudi Arabia Flag adopted 15 March 1973
Bahamas Flag adopted 10 July 1973
Guinea Bissau Flag adopted 24 September 1973
1974 Myanmar Flag adopted 3 January 1974
Grenada Flag adopted 7 February 1974
Morocco Flag described in constitution - 10 March 1974
1975 East Timor Self-proclaimed independence flag 1975
Cameroon Flag adopted 20 May 1975
Niue Flag adopted 15 October 1975
São Tomé and Principe Flag adopted 5 November 1975
Angola Adopted 11 November 1975
Suriname Flag adopted 25 November 1975
Laos Flag adopted 2 December 1975
1976 Western Sahara Flag adopted 27 February 1976
Aruba Flag adopted 16 March 1976
Aruba Flag first hoisted - 18 March 1976
Northern Mariana Islands Adopted as territorial flag 4 July 1976
1977 Aruba Official specifications published - 14 March 1977
Djibouti Flag adopted 27 June 1977
Solomon Islands Flag adopted 18 November 1977
Libya Flag adopted 19 November 1977
1978 Finland Colors standardized - 26 May 1978
Sri Lanka Flag adopted 7 September 1978, incorporating thee flag of Kandy, dating back to 1815, and national flag of 1948
Tuvalu Flag adopted at independence 1 October 1978
Dominica Flag adopted 3 November 1978
Federated States of Micronesia Flag adopted 30 November 1978 as the flag of the Pacific Island Trust Territory
Greece Colors standardized 22 December 1978
1979 Saint Lucia Flag adopted 22 February 1979 (in use since 1 March 1967)
Norfolk Island Flag selected 6 June 1979 (unofficial)
Marshall Islands Flag adopted 12 June 1979
Marshall Islands Flag approved by High Commissioner 22 June 1979
Kiribati Flag adopted 12 July 1979
Cook Islands Flag adopted 4 August 1979
Equatorial Guinea Flag adopted 21 August 1979
1980 Norfolk Island 1980 - Official approval by Australian Governor-General and Queen Elizabeth II
Poland 1980 - Minor modification to flag (People's Republic of Poland)
Syria previous flag readopted 1980
Norfolk Island Flag adopted 1 January 1980
Norfolk Island Flag official 17 January 1980
Vanuatu Flag adopted 18 February 1980
Zimbabwe Flag adopted 18 April 1980
Iran Flag adopted 29 July 1980
1981 Palau Flag adopted 1 January 1981
Dominica Modifications to disk - 3 November 1981
Spain Flag adopted 19 December 1981
1982 Liechtenstein Crown modified 30 June 1982
Burundi Proportions changed 27 September 1982
1983 Mozambique Flag adopted 1 May 1983
Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag adopted 19 September 1983
1984 Mexico Flag reconfirmed 8 February 1984
Korea, Republic of Change to ying-yang symbols on flag, 21 February 1984
Pitcairn Flag approved by Queen Elizabeth II on 2 April 1984 (based on 1980 design)
Austria Legislated 27 April 1984, flag dates to 1230
Pitcairn First hoisted May 1984
Burkino Faso Flag adopted 4 August 1984
Egypt Flag adopted 4 October 1984
Saint Helena Flag adopted 4 October 1984
French Polynesia Flag adopted 23 November 1984
1985 Northern Mariana Islands Design modified 1985
Greenland Flag adopted 21 June 1985
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Flag adopted 21 October 1985
1986 Netherland Antilles Adopted 1 January 1986
Haiti Flag restored 17 February 1986
Christmas Island Flag unofficially adopted 14 April 1986
1987 Lesotho Flag adopted 20 January 1987
Haiti Cap of Liberty restored to flag in constitution dated 10 March 1987
Haiti Constitution officially ratified 29 March 1987
1988 Paraguay ratio changed 1988
1989 Lithuania Readopted, 20 March 1989
Romania Arms removed from flag 27 December 1989
1990 Poland New law on the Polish flag - 9 February 1990
Hong Kong Flag adopted (pre-transfer) - 16 February 1990
Poland Effective date of legislation - 22 February 1990
Latvia Flag readopted 27 February 1990
Namibia Flag adopted 21 March 1990
Moldova Flag adopted 27 April 1990
Yemen Flag adopted 20 May 1990
Anguilla Adopted 30 May 1990; First hoisted 30 May 1990
Benin Flag readopted 1 August 1990
Estonia Flag reinstated 7 August 1990
Armenia Reconfirmed by Supreme Council 23 August 1990
Armenia Adopted by Supreme Council 24 August 1990
Dominica Fimbriations eliminated around stars 3 November 1990
British Indian Ocean Territory Flag adopted 8 November 1990
Croatia Flag adopted 21 December 1990
Bulgaria 1897 flag readopted 17 December 1990
1991 Northern Mariana Islands Modified 1991
Paraguay Apparent change to flag circa 1991
Iraq Takbir added to flag 13 January 1963
Azerbaijan Readopted, 5 February 1991
Slovenia Flag adopted 27 June 1991
Russia Officially adopted as state flag 21 August 1991
Congo Flag readopted 10 October 1991
Uzbekistan Flag adopted 18 November 1991
Romania Flag established in Romanian constitution 21 November 1991
Romania Effective date of Romanian Constitution 8 December 1991
Russia Reuse following dissolution of Soviet Union - 26 December 1991
1992 Åland Islands proportions standardized - 1992
Turkmenistan Flag adopted 1992
Ukraine Flag adopted 28 January 1992
Mongolia Socialist star removed 12 February 1992
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Coat of arms introduced 14 February 1992
Kyrgyzstan Flag Adopted 3 March 1992
Albania 1920 flag readopted - 7 April 1992
Brazil Four stars added to flag 11 May 1992
Kazakhstan Flag adopted 4 June 1992
Slovakia Flag adopted 1 September 1992
Slovakia First hoisted 3 September 1992
Morocco Flag described in constitution - 4 September 1992
Cape Verde Flag adopted 22 September 1992
Tajikistan Flag adopted 25 November 1992
Afghanistan Black-Red-Green motif restored December 1992 - in disuse during Taliban era
1993 Czech Republic Flag adopted 1993, using the former flag of Czechoslovakia, originated on 30 March 1920
Slovakia Specifications issued 18 February 1993
Macao Flag adopted 31 March 1993
Cambodia Flag readopted 21 September 1993
1994 South Africa Flag design selected 15 March 1994
South Africa Specification issued 18 March 1994
South Africa Flag proclamation issued in government gazette
South Africa Flag first hoisted 27 April 1994
1995 Hungary Flag legislated regarding use - 1995
Puerto Rico Colors standardized - 1995
Niger Flag specified in constitution, 22 May 1995
Belarus Flag adopted 7 June 1995
Tuvalu Flag changed to add additional star - 1 October 1995
Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Flag approved 5 October 1995
Oman Change in width of stripes and proportions 18 October 1995
Tuvalu Flag changed in December 1995 and original pattern goes into disuse
Eritrea Flag adopted 5 December 1995
1996 Zambia Flag specifications changed 1996
Seychelles Flag legislated 8 January 1996
Ethiopia Flag adopted 6 February 1996
French Polynesia Flag use regulated 12 April 1996 (autonomous region flag)
South Africa Flag adopted in Constitution
Seychelles Effective date of legislation 17 June 1996
Hong Kong Approval of flag by Hong Kong SAR preparatory committee 10 August 1996
Barbados Adopted 30 November 1996
1997 Turkmenistan Olive branch added to flag 29 January 1997
Tuvalu reverted to 1977 flag 11 April 1997
Tuvalu flag legislated 17 April 1997
Congo, Democratic Republic of Flag adopted 17 May 1997
Hong Kong Flag officially hoisted 1 July 1997
Guatemala Colors standardized 26 September 1997
1998 Bosnia and Herzegovina Adopted 4 February 1998
Ukraine use reconfirmed 3 September 1998
Faroe Islands Blue color standardized - 29 December 1998
1999 British Virgin Islands Size of badge modified - 1999
Cayman Islands Badge modified on flag 1999
Turks and Caicos Badge modified in 1999
Montserrat Badge modified on flag 25 January 1999
Niger Flag recodified in constitution, 9 August 1999
Japan Flag adopted 13 August 1999 (in use since 17th century)
Macao Officially hoisted at transfer 19 November 1999
2000 Hungary Ratio set for flag and pole sizes 2000
Sri Lanka Flag legislated in constitution 8 February 2000
Hungary Decree specifies flag sizes for governmental use - 14 July 2000
2001 Turkmenistan design modified 24 January 2001
Rwanda Flag adopted 25 October 2001
Comoros Flag prescribed in new constitution - 23 December 2001
Comoros New flag hoisted - 31 December 2001
2002 Christmas Island Official adoption of flag 26 January 2006
Bahrain Flag serrations modified 14 February 2002
East Timor Flag confirmed and colors redefined in constitution 22 March 2002
East Timor First hoisting 20 May 2002
Angola 27 August 2003 - New flag adopted, not yet ratified
Italy Colors standardized 18 September 2002
Tristan da Cunha Flag adopted 20 October 2002
2003 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Flag adopted 2003 (unofficial)
2004 Afghanistan Black-Red-Green motif restored 4 January 2004
Georgia Flag adopted 14 January 2004
Iraq Flag modified 28 June 2004
Montenegro Flag adopted 12 July 2004
Montenegro Flag first hoisted 15 July 2004
Serbia Flag adopted 17 August 2004
Lithuania Proportions changed 1 September 2004
2005 Mexico recodification of flag law in revised decrees on national symbols - 8 December 2005
India New law regarding respect for the national flag - 12 December 2005
Congo, Democratic Republic of Constitutional referendum (18-19 Dec. 2005) passed - planned return to flag of 1963-66 (implementation date unknown)
2006 Congo, Democratic Republic of New symbols and arms legislated 16 February 2006
Congo, Democratic Republic of New flag of D.R. Congo first hoisted - 4 March 2006
Venezuela Law changing flag and arms passed 9 March 2006
Venezuela Publication of law and arms legislation 10 March 2006
Venezuela New 8-star national flag first hoisted 12 March 2006
Lesotho New flag adopted 27 September 2006 (National Flag Act)
Lesotho New flag hoisted - 3 October 2006