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ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 defines two-letter country codes which are used most prominently for the Internet's country code top-level domains (with a few exceptions).

This repository contains 248 country flag SVG icons as shown in the following sheet:


You can build the above icon sheet with different icon styles using the templates in the build directory: none, flat, simple, fancy, glossy:


Simply type

$ make

to build PNG versions of the country flags contained in this collection. This will create about 320MB of data: none, flat, simple, fancy, glossy template based PNG files with the following resolutions:

512x512 256x256 128x128 96x96 72x72 64x64 48x48 36x36 32x32 24x24 16x16 – ratio 1:1
1280x960 640x480 320x240 160x120 80x60 40x30 20x15 – ratio 4:3

For example the results with the template "flat" applied to the "United States" country flag icon looks like follows:


Usage examples


$ make help

to see all build targets.


Building the icon sets

Tools required

For converting the SVG files to the PNG format using different templates, you need to install the following software packages:

  • Perl modules: XML::LibXML, JSON
  • Inkscape
  • ImageMagick
  • pngcrush
  • optipng

On Debian/Ubuntu you can install these packages with the following command:

 $ sudo apt-get -y install libxml-libxml-perl libjson-perl inkscape imagemagick pngcrush optipng

Building your own PNG icon sets

If you want to build your own icon sets with the same templates used for the flags here, you just create a folder under svg/, and drop your SVG files in there. Run make to (re-)generate the output.

Country flag examples use a surface area of 512x512 (1:1) and 640x480 (4:3), so be sure to keep the 1:1 or 4:3 ratios for best results.

Related projects / TODO / License

  • See Related in the Wiki.

  • You can browse issues related to iso-country-flags-svg-collection to see, what's being worked on.

  • Most of the country flag icons are licensed under the Public Domain.