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Public-images-osm logo.svg flag:type = organisation
Red Cross flag.jpg
flag of a noncommercial or nongovernmental organization Edit or translate this description.
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


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Status: approvedPage for proposal


This tag indicates that the flag of a noncommercial or nongovernmental organization is hoisted on a flagpole. This tag applies to a wide variety of organizations, including political parties, scouting organizations, and schools.

Additional tags

Indicate the specific flag or flag design using the flag:name=* and/or flag:wikidata=* tag. To accommodate renderers that are unable to incorporate flag designs from Wikidata, set flag:colour=* to the flag's dominant color, such as the color of its field.


The following pages can help you identify organizational flags:

See also

  • flag:type=advertising for flags representing commercial organizations for advertising purposes
  • flag:type=governmental for flags representing governmental organizations including international organizations, local safety services, etc.
  • flag:type=religious for flags representing religious organizations
  • flag:type=athletic for flags representing athletic teams, including school athletic teams, as opposed to the schools themselves