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Banner of Arms
The official flag of Scania, one of Sweden's traditional provinces, is a banner of arms.

A banner of arms is a type of heraldic flag which has the same image as a coat of arms, i.e. the shield of a full heraldic achievement, rendered in a square or rectangular shape of the flag.[1]

The term is derived from the terminology of heraldry but mostly used in vexillology. Examples of modern national flags which are banners of arms are the flags of Austria, Iraq, and Switzerland.

The banner of arms is sometimes simply called a banner, but a banner is in a more strict sense a one of a kind personal flag of a nobleman held in battle.[2][3]


National flags

Subdivision flags

Subdivision Flag Coat of arms from which the flag is derived
Aquitaine Flag of Aquitaine.svg Blason region fr Aquitaine.svg
Flag of Aquitaine Coat of arms of Aquitaine
Alsace Flag of Alsace.svg Blason région fr Alsace.svg
Flag of Alsace Coat of arms of Alsace
Astrakhan Oblast Flag of Astrakhan Oblast.svg Coat of Arms of Astrakhan Oblast.svg
Flag of Astrakhan Oblast Coat of arms of Astrakhan Oblast
Bavaria Flag of Bavaria (lozengy).svg Bayern Wappen.svg
Flag of Bavaria
Coat of arms of Bavaria
British Columbia Flag of British Columbia.svg Coat of Arms of British Columbia.svg
Flag of British Columbia Coat of arms of British Columbia
Burgundy Flag of Bourgogne.svg Blason fr Bourgogne.svg
Flag of Burgundy Coat of arms of Burgundy
Castile and León Flag of Castile and León.svg Coat of Arms of Castile and Leon.svg
Flag of Castile and León Coat of arms of Castile and León
Castile-La Mancha Flag of Castile-La Mancha.svg Coat of Arms of Castile-La Mancha.svg
Flag of Castile-La Mancha Coat of arms of Castile-La Mancha
Corsica Flag of Corsica.svg Arms of Corsica.svg
Flag of Corsica Coat of arms of Corsica
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Flag of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.svg Large Coat of Arms of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.svg
Flag of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Coat of arms of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
England Royal Banner of England.svg Royal Arms of England.svg
Royal Banner of England Royal Arms of England
Flanders Flag of Flanders.svg Arms of Flanders.svg
Flag of Flanders Coat of arms of Flanders
Franche-Comté Flag of Franche-Comté.svg Blason fr Franche-Comté.svg
Flag of Franche-Comté Coat of arms of Franche-Comté
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Flag of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.svg CoA of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.png
Flag of Friuli-Venezia Giulia Coat of arms of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Gibraltar Flag of Gibraltar.svg Coat of arms of Gibraltar1.svg
Flag of Gibraltar Coat of arms of Gibraltar
Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Regional Emblem of Hong Kong.svg
Flag of Hong Kong Emblem of Hong Kong
Lipetsk Oblast Flag of Lipetsk Oblast.svg Coat of Arms of Lipetsk oblast.svg
Flag of Lipetsk Oblast Coat of arms of Lipetsk Oblast
Macau Flag of Macau.svg Regional Emblem of Macau.svg
Flag of Macau Emblem of Macau
Madeira Flag of Madeira.svg Coat of arms of Madeira.png
Flag of Madeira Coat of arms of Madeira
Maryland Flag of Maryland.svg Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg
Flag of Maryland Coat of arms of Maryland
Midi-Pyrénées (Occitania, Languedoc) Flag of Midi-Pyrénées.svg Blason Languedoc.svg
Flag of Midi-Pyrénées Coat of arms of Midi-Pyrénées
Murcia (Region) Flag of the Region of Murcia.svg Coat of Arms of the Spanish Region of Murcia.svg
Flag of Region of Murcia Coat of arms of Region of Murcia
Navarre Bandera Navarra.svg Escudo de Navarra (oficial).svg
Flag of Navarre (historical) Coat of arms of Navarre
New Brunswick Flag of New Brunswick.svg NewBrunswick CoatOfArms.png
Flag of New Brunswick Coat of arms of New Brunswick
Nova Scotia Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Coat of arms of Nova Scotia.svg
Flag of Nova Scotia Coat of arms of Nova Scotia
Picardy Flag of Picardie.svg Blason région fr Picardie.svg
Flag of Picardy Coat of arms of Picardy
Prince Edward Island Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg Arms of Prince Edward Island.svg
Flag of Prince Edward Island Coat of arms of Prince Edward Island
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg Blason région fr Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.svg
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Coat of arms of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Savoy Savoie flag.svg Blason duche fr Savoie.svg
Flag of Savoy Coat of arms of Savoy
Scania Flag of Scania.png Skåne vapen.svg
Flag of Scania Coat of arms of Scania
Scotland Royal Banner of Scotland.svg Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland.svg
Royal Standard of Scotland Royal coat of arms of Scotland
Sicily Sicilian Flag.svg Coat of arms of Sicily.svg
Flag of Sicily Coat of arms of Sicily
Ternopil Oblast Flag of Ternopil Oblast.svg Coat of Arms of Ternopil Oblast.svg
Flag of Ternopil Oblast Coat of arms of Ternopil Oblast
Tula Oblast Flag of Tula Oblast.svg Coat of Arms of Tula oblast.png
Flag of Tula Oblast Coat of arms of Tula Oblast
Ulyanovsk Oblast Flag of Ulyanovsk Oblast.svg Coat of Arms of Ulyanovsk Oblast.png
Flag of Ulyanovsk Oblast Coat of arms of Ulyanovsk Oblast
Voronezh Oblast Flag of Voronezh Oblast.svg Coat of arms of Voronezh Oblast.svg
Flag of Voronezh Oblast Coat of arms of Voronezh Oblast
Wales Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Royal Badge of Wales (1953).svg
Flag of Wales The 1953 Royal Badge of Wales
Wallonia Flag of Wallonia.svg Coat of arms of Wallonia (Belgium).svg
Flag of Wallonia Coat of arms of Wallonia
Washington D.C. Flag of the District of Columbia.svg Coat of Arms of George Washington.svg
Flag of Washington, D.C. Coat of arms of the Washington family
Yaroslavl Oblast Flag of Yaroslavl Oblast.svg Coat of arms of Yaroslavl Oblast.png
Flag of Yaroslavl Oblast Coat of arms of Yaroslavl Oblast

County flags

City flags


  1. ^ "Flags of the World: Dictionary of Vexillology: B (Backing - Banner of Victory): Banner of arms". Flags of the World. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Puttock, A.G. (1985). A Dictionary of Heraldry. Exeter: Blaketon Hall Ltd. p. 196. ISBN 0 907854 93 1.
  3. ^ Friar, Stephen, ed. (1987). A New Dictionary of Heraldry. London: Alphabooks/A&C Black. pp. 45-46. ISBN 0 906670 44 6.

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