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Public-images-osm logo.svg flag:type
Six historical flags of Texas in a row.png
Type of each flag hoisted on a flagpole. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: annotations
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 9
Useful combination
Status: de facto

The general type of each flag hoisted on a flagpole.

The node can also be tagged with flag:name=* and/or flag:wikidata=* to specifically and unambiguously identify each of the flags.


Value Description Example
flag:type=national The main civil flag of a nation; indicate the country with country=* Flags at the UN.jpg
flag:type=regional Civil flag of a province, state, or other subnational region Brooklyn Iowa 20090802 Flags.JPG
flag:type=municipal Civil flag of a city, town, village, or other municipality Flag-of-San-Francisco.jpg
flag:type=governmental Any other kind of government-related flag ADP Session, 31 August 2015 (20867415998).jpg
flag:type=military Flag of a military force or unit, often found near a military installation or war memorial Brooks County Veterans Memorial 2.jpg
flag:type=advertising Flag intended to advertise a business Ericsson flagga 2010.jpg
flag:type=organisation Flag of a noncommercial organization Red Cross flag.jpg
flag:type=religious Flag representing a religious denomination, organization, or concept Buddhist flags-Sri Dalada Maligawa.jpg
flag:type=cultural Flag representing a cultural entity, organization, or concept Fotografia Wiphala con forma de chacana.jpg
flag:type=indigenous Flag representing an indigenous group, organization, or jurisdiction Flathead Nation Flag at 2015 Arlee Celebration Pow Wow 2.JPG
flag:type=athletic Flag of an athletic team Flags of the Ivy League.jpg
flag:type=signal Flag that marks a guard tower, first aid station, etc. File by Alexander Baranov - . (7223447270).jpg