List of flags with Latin-language text

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This is a list of flags inscribed with Latin-language text.

Flag Dates used Latin text English translation
Flag of Aguascalientes.svg Aguascalientes –present 1. BONA TERRA, BONA GENS
2. AQUA CLARA, CLARUS CŒLUM
1. GOOD EARTH, GOOD PEOPLE
2. CLEAR WATER, CLEAR SKY
Flag of Alabama (1861, reverse).svg Alabama (reverse)[1] 1861–65 NOLI ME TANGERE TOUCH ME NOT
Flag of the Governor of Alabama.svg Alabama (Governor) 1939–present AUDEMUS JURA NOSTRA DEFENDERE WE DARE DEFEND OUR RIGHTS
Bandera de la Provincia de Alajuela.svg Alajuela Province[1] –present POR [sic] PATRIA NOSTRA SANGUIS NOSTEA FOR OUR COUNTRY OUR BLOOD
Flag of Alamance County, North Carolina.png Alamance County, North Carolina[1] –present PRO BONO PUBLICO FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD
Flag of Albania (1939–1943).svg Albania 1939–43 FERT FERT FERT disputed; see FERT
POL gmina Andrzejewo flag.svg Gmina Andrzejewo 2009–present AC
[abbreviation of "Andreas Circius"]
AK
[abbreviation of "Andrzej Krzycki"]
Flag of Annapolis, Maryland.png Annapolis, Maryland –present VIXI LIBER ET MORIAR I HAVE LIVED AND I SHALL DIE FREE
Flag of Andalucía.svg Andalusia[1] 1918–present DOMINATOR HERCULES FUNDATOR HERCULES RULER AND FOUNDER
Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra 1971–present VIRTUS UNITA FORTIOR VIRTUE UNITED IS STRONGER
Flag of Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden.svg Appenzell Ausserrhoden –present V R
[abbreviation of "Vssere Rhoden"]
A R
[abbreviation of "Ausser Rhoden"]
ROU AR Arad Flag.png Arad, Romania 1990–present VIA VERITAS VITA THE WAY THE TRUTH THE LIFE
Flag of Atlanta.svg Atlanta[1] –present RESURGENS RISING
Flag of Augusta County, Virginia.png Augusta County, Virginia[1] –present REDEANT IN AURUM SECULA PRISCUM LET US RETURN TO THAT FIRST GOLDEN AGE
Flag of Badajoz.svg Badajoz[1] –present PLVS VLTRA FURTHER BEYOND
Provincia de Badajoz - Bandera.svg Badajoz Province –present
Flag of the Bahamas (1953–1964).svg Bahamas 1869–1964[2] 1. EXPULSIS PIRATIS
2. RESTITUTA COMMERCIA
1. PIRATES EXPELLED
2. COMMERCE RESTORED
Flag of beirut.gif Beirut[1] –present BERYTUS NUTRIX LEGUM BEIRUT MOTHER OF LAWS
Flag of Belize.svg Belize 1981–present SUB UMBRA FLOREO I FLOURISH IN THE SHADE
Flag of Bergen, Norway.svg Bergen –present SIGILLVM COMMVNITATIS DE CIVITATE BERGENSI SEAL OF THE TOWN COMMUNITY OF BERGEN
Castello di Borgo maggiore.jpg Borgo Maggiore[1] –present LIBERTAS LIBERTY
Flag of Boston.svg Boston 1917–present 1. SICUT PATRIBUS SIT DEUS NOBIS
2. BOSTONIA
3. CONDITA AD 1630
4. CIVITATIS REGIMINE DONATA AD 1822
1. AS GOD WAS WITH OUR FATHERS SO MAY HE BE WITH US
2. BOSTON
3. FOUNDED AD 1630
4. CITY GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED AD 1822
Bridgeport flag.png Bridgeport, Connecticut[1] –present INDUSTRIA CRESCIMUS BY INDUSTRY WE THRIVE
Flag of British Guiana (1955–1966).svg British Guiana 1906–66[2] DAMUS PETIMUSQUE VICISSIM WE GIVE AND EXPECT IN RETURN
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands 1960–present VIGILATE BE WATCHFUL
Civil Ensign of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands (Civil Ensign) 1960–present
Flag of the Governor of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands (Governor) 1960–present
Flag of the British Windward Islands (1953-1960).svg British Windward Islands[1] 1886–1953[2] I PEDE FAUSTO GO WITH A LUCKY FOOT
Flag of the Governor-in-chief of the British Windward Islands (1953-1960).svg British Windward Islands (Governor-in-chief)[1] 1886–1960[2]
Bronx, New York City –present NE CEDE MALIS YIELD NOT TO EVIL
Flag Cádiz Province.svg Cádiz Province[1] –present 1. HERCVLES FVNDATOR GADIUM DOMINATORQVE
2. PLVS VLTRA
1. HERCULES FOUNDER AND RULER OF CÁDIZ
2. FURTHER BEYOND
Flag of the Governor of California.svg California (Governor) –present EUREKA I HAVE FOUND IT
Flag of the Cape Colony (1876–1910).svg Cape Colony 1876–1910 SPES BONA GOOD HOPE
Flag of Caroline County, Maryland.svg Caroline County, Maryland[1] –present TERRA DULCIS VIVENDUM LAND OF PLEASANT LIVING
Flag of Chile (1812-1814, alternative).svg Chile (Patria Vieja) 1812–14 1. POST TENEBRAS LUX
2. AUT CONSILIO [sic] AUT ENSE
1. LIGHT AFTER DARKNESS
2. EITHER BY MEETING OR BY THE SWORD
Flag of Cincinnati, Ohio.svg Cincinnati 1896–present JUNCTA JUVANT UNITY ASSISTS
Flag of Colorado (1907–1911).svg Colorado[1] 1907–11 NIL SINE NUMINE NOTHING WITHOUT PROVIDENCE
Flag of Connecticut.svg Connecticut 1897–present QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINET HE WHO TRANSPLANTED STILL SUSTAINS
Flag of the President of Czechoslovakia (1990–1992).svg Czech and Slovak Federative Republic (President) 1990–92 VERITAS VINCIT TRUTH PREVAILS
Flag of Detroit.svg Detroit 1948–present[2] 1. SPERAMUS MELIORA
2. RESURGET CINERIBUS
1. WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS
2. IT WILL RISE FROM THE ASHES
DDOflag.png Dollard-des-Ormeaux[1] –present VIRIBUS UNITAS UNITED FORCE
Drogheda Flag.png Drogheda –present Deus praesidium mercatura decus God our strength, merchandise our glory
Flag of Extremadura (with coat of arms).svg Extremadura 1983–present PLVS VLTRA FURTHER BEYOND
Flag of Fairfax County, Virginia.svg Fairfax County, Virginia[1] –present FARE FAC FAIRFAX
Flag of Flores Department.png Flores Department[1] –present LABOR IMPROBA OMNIA VINCIT STEADY WORK OVERCAME ALL THINGS
Flag of the President of Gabon (1990–2016).svg Gabon (President)[1] 1963–present UNITI PROGREDIEMUR WE SHALL GO FORWARD UNITED
Civil Ensign of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar (civil ensign) 1996–present MONTIS INSIGNIA CALPE BADGE OF THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
Government Ensign of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar (government ensign) 1875–present[2]
Flag of the Governor of Gibraltar (1939–1982).svg Gibraltar (governor) 1837–1982[2]
Guipúzcoa.svg Gipuzkoa –present FIDELISSIMA BARDULIA NUMQUAM SUPERATA NOBLE BARDULIA NEVER CONQUERED
Flag of the Gran Colombia (1820-1821).svg Gran Colombia 1820–21 VIXIT ET VINCET AMORE PATRIAE
Flag of Grenada 1875-1903.gif Grenada 1875–1903 HAE TIBI ERUNT ARTES THESE SHALL BE YOUR ARTS
Flag of Grenada (1903–1967).svg Grenada 1903–67 CLARIOR E TENEBIS LIGHT OUT OF DARKNESS
State Flag of Guatemala (1858–1871).png Guatemala (state flag) 1858–71 1. GUATIMALÆ RESPUBLICA
2. PROTECTIONE SUB D.O.M.
[abbreviation of "Deus Optimus Maximus"]
REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA
2. UNDER THE PROTECTION OF ALMIGHTY GOD
Flag of Haiti (1814–1820).svg Kingdom of Haiti 1811–20 EX CINERVBVS NASCITVR THE EMPIRE SHALL RISE FROM ITS ASHES
Bandera de la Provincia De Huelva.svg Huelva Province –present PROTUS MARIS ET TERRE CUSTODIA PROTECTOR OF SEAPORTS AND LAND
Flag of the City of Huelva (official).PNG Huelva –present
Flag of Huesca (province).svg Huesca Province –present V.V. OSCA
[abbreviation of "VRBS VICTRIX OSCA]
HUESCA
Flag of Huesca.svg Huesca –present
Flag of Idaho.svg Idaho[1] 1897–present ESTO PERPETUA LET IT BE ETERNAL
Bandera de Iquitos.png Iquitos[1] –present CARPENT TUA POMA NEPOTES YOUR CHILDREN WILL HARVEST YOUR FRUITS
Flag of Jamaica (1957–1962).svg Jamaica 1906–62[2] INDVS VTERQVE SERVIET VNI BOTH INDIES SHALL SERVE AS ONE
Flag of the Governor of Jamaica (1957–1962).svg Jamaica 1906–62[2]
Flag of Kansas.svg Kansas[1] 1961–present AD ASTRA PER ASPERA TO THE STARS THROUGH DIFFICULTIES
Flag of the Governor of Kansas.svg Kansas (Governor)[1] 1961–present
Flag of Dardania.svg Kosovo (President) 1992–2007 DARDANIA DARDANIA
Flag of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.svg Lancaster, Pennsylvania[1] –present Lan-castra, Britannia Lancaster, Britain
Flag of Lazio.svg Lazio[1] –present S P Q S
[abbreviation of "Senatus Populusqus Sabinus"]
[abbreviation of "The Senate and the Sabine People"]
Flag of Lima.svg Lima –present 1. I K
[abbreviation of "Ioanna" and "Karolus"]

2. HOC SIGNUM VERE REGUM EST
1. J C
[abbreviation of "Joanna" and "Charles"]

2. THIS IS THE REAL SIGN OF THE KINGS
London, Ontario –present LABORE ET PERSEVERANTIA THROUGH LABOUR AND PERSEVERANCE
Flag of Maine.svg Maine[1] 1909–present DIRIGO I LEAD
Bandera de la Ciudad Malabo.png Malabo Until 1968[3] 1. FIDES
2. BIAFRA
1. FAITH
2. BIAFRA
Marondera –present FLOREAT MARONDERA LET MARONDERA FLOURISH
Flag of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts 1971–present ENSE PETIT PLACIDAM SVB LIBERATE QVIETEM BY THE SWORD WE SEEK PEACE BUT PEACE ONLY UNDER LIBERTY
Flag of the Governor of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts (Governor) 1971–present
Flag of Mauritius (1923–1968).svg Mauritius 1869–1968[2] STELLA CLAVISQUE MARIS INDICI STAR AND KEY OF THE INDIAN OCEAN
Civil Ensign of Mauritius.svg Mauritius (civil ensign) 1968–present
Government Ensign of Mauritius.svg Mauritius (state ensign) 1968–present
Presidential Standard of Mauritius.svg Mauritius (President)[1] 1968–present
Flag of Melilla.svg Melilla –present 1. PRÆFERRE PATRIAM LIBERIS PARENTEM DECET
2. NON PLVS VLTRA
1. IT IS SEEMLY FOR A PARENT TO PUT HIS FATHERLAND BEFORE HIS CHILDREN
2. NOTHING FARTHER BEYOND
Flag of Michigan.svg Michigan 1911–present 1. E PLURIBUS UNUM
2. TUEBOR
3. SI QUÆRIS PENINSULAM AMŒNAM CIRCUMSPICE
1. OUT OF MANY ONE
2. I WILL DEFEND
3. IF YOU SEEK A PLEASANT PENINSULA LOOK AROUND YOU
Flag of the Governor of Michigan.svg Michigan (Governor) 1911–present
Flag of Missouri.svg Missouri[1] 1913 1. SALUS POPULI SUPREME LEX ESTO
2. MDCCCXX
1. LET THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE BE THE SUPREME LAW
2. 1820
Dominion of Newfoundland Blue Ensign, 1870–1904.svg Newfoundland 1870–1904 1. TERRA NOVA 1. NEW LAND
Dominion of Newfoundland Blue Ensign.svg Newfoundland (civil ensign) 1870–1931 1. TERRA NOVA
2. HÆC TIBI DONA FERO
1. NEW LAND
2. THESE GIFTS I BRING THEE
Dominion of Newfoundland Red Ensign.svg Newfoundland 1907–31
Flag of New York.svg New York 1788–present[2] EXCELSIOR HIGHER [or EVER UPWARD]
Flag of the Governor of New York.svg New York (Governor) –present
Flag of New York City.svg New York City[1] 1977–present SIGILLUM CIVITATIS NOVI EBORACI SEAL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Flag of Nuevo Leon.svg Nuevo León[1] –present SEMPER ASCENDENS ALWAYS ASCENDING
Flag of North Dakota.svg North Dakota[1] 1943–present E PLURIBUS UNUM OUT OF MANY, ONE
Flag of Olomouc Region.svg Olomouc Region –present S P Q O
[abbreviation of "Senatus Populusqus Olomucium"]
[abbreviation of "The Senate and the Olomouc People"]
Flag of Oslo.svg Oslo[1] –present UNANIMETER ET CONSTANTER UNITED AND CONSTANT
Bandera de Osorno (Chile).svg Osorno, Chile –present 1. PRO PATRIA NEC ASPERA TERRENT
2. FIDE ET AMORE
1. FOR COUNTRY FRIGHTENED BY NO DIFFICULTIES
2. FAITH AND LOVE
Bandera de la provincia de Palencia.svg Palencia Province[1] –present AVE MARIA HAIL MARY
Flag of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.svg Philadelphia 1874–present PHILADELPHIA MANETO LET BROTHERLY LOVE ENDURE
Flag of Prince George's County, Maryland.svg Prince George's County, Maryland[1] 1963–present[2] SEMPER EADEM ALWAYS THE SAME
Flag of the Governor of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico (Governor) –present JOANNES EST NOMEN EJVS JOHN IS HIS NAME
Flag of Rhodesia (1968–1979).svg Rhodesia 1968–79 SIT NOMINE DIGNA MAY IT BE WORTHY OF THE NAME
Flag of the President of Rhodesia (1970–1979).svg Rhodesia (President) 1968–79
Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro[1] –present RECTE REM PUBLICAM GERERE CONDUCT THE AFFAIRS OF THE PUBLIC WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS
Band recife.png Recife –present VIRTUS ET FIDES STRENGTH AND COURAGE
Military flag of the Roman Republic (19th century).svg Roman Republic (military flag) 1849 GUARDIA CIVICA ROMANA GUARD OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
Saint-Lambert, Quebec[1] –present Maximus in minimis The greatest in the smallest detail
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1979-1985).svg Saint Vincent 1979–85[2] PAX ET JUSITITIA PEACE AND JUSTICE
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1907-1979).svg Saint Vincent 1907–79
Flag of Samogitia.png Samogitia –present PATRIA UNA ONE NATION
Flag of San Diego, California.svg San Diego[1] 1934–present SEMPER VIGILANS EVER VIGILANT
Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino 1465–present[2] LIBERTAS LIBERTY
Flag of City of San Marino.png City of San Marino[1] –present
Bandeira da cidade de São Paulo.svg São Paulo –present NON DVCOR DVCO I AM NOT LED I LEAD
Gmina secemin flaga.svg Gmina Secemin –present IN PRINCIPIO IN THE BEGINNING
Flag of Seychelles 1961-1976.gif Seychelles[1] 1903–76[2] FINIT CORONAT OPVS THE END CROWNS THE WORK
Flag of the Governor of Seychelles (1961–1976).gif Seychelles (Governor)[1] 1903–76[2]
Flag of the President of Seychelles.svg Seychelles (President) 1977–present[2]
Flag of the Shanghai International Settlement.svg Shanghai International Settlement[1] 1917–1943 OMNIA JUNCTA IN UNO ALL JOINED IN ONE
Flag of Sierra Leone (1916–1961).gif Sierra Leone 1916–61 AUSPICE BRITTANIA LIBER FREE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF BRITAIN
Flag of Sint Maarten.svg Sint Maarten 1985–present SEMPER PRO GREDIENS ALWAYS PROGRESSING
Flag of Soacha (Cundinamarca).svg Soacha[1] –present SOL OMNIBUS LUCET THE SUN SHINES ON ALL
Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 1985–present[2] LEO TERRUM PROPRIAM PROTEGAT LET THE LION PROTECT HIS OWN LAND
Flag of the Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Commissioner) 1999–present
Flag of Spain.svg Spain 1981–present PLVS VLTRA FURTHER BEYOND
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Spain[1] 1939–81[2]
Flag of Spain (1931–1939).svg Spain 1931–39
Estandarte Presidencial NA.svg Spain (President)[1] 1931–36
Estandarte Presidencial MA.svg Spain (President)[1] 1936–39
Flag of Štip Municipality.svg Municipality of Štip[1] –present АСТІВО ACTIBO
[Latin place name for the Štip region]
Flag of Subotica, Serbia.png Subotica –present SIGILLUM LIBERÆ ET REGIÆ CIVITATIS MARIA THERESIOPOLIS SEAL OF THE FREE AND ROYAL CITY OF MARIA THERESIOPOLIS
Flag of the President of Suriname.svg Suriname (President) 1975–present JUSTICIA PIETAS FIDES JUSTICE PIETY TRUST
Standard of Prime Minister of Suriname.svg Suriname (Prime Minister) 1975–88
Royal Standard of Swaziland.svg Swaziland (royal standard) 1986–present MIIIR
[abbreviation of "Mswati III Rex"]
MIIIK
[abbreviation of "Mswati III King"]
Flag of International Tangier.svg Tangier International Zone[1] 1923–56 TINGIS TANGIER
Flag of Tlaxcala.svg Tlaxcala[1] –present K
[abbreviation of "Karolus"]
C
[abbreviation of "Charles"]
Bandera de la provincia de Toledo.svg Toledo Province –present PLVS VLTRA FURTHER BEYOND
Flag of Tongatapu (1858-1862).svg Tongatapu 1858–62 A M
[abbreviation of "Ave Maria"]
H M
[abbreviation of "Hail Mary"]
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago (1889–1958).svg Trinidad 1889–1962[2] MISCERIQUE PROBAT POPULOS ET FŒDERA JUNGI SHE IS CONTENT TO MAKE TREATIES AND UNITE PEOPLES
Flag of Trujillo (Peru).svg Trujillo, Peru –present K
[abbreviation of "Karolus"]
C
[abbreviation of "Charles"]
Gmina Tuczępy flaga.svg Gmina Tuczępy –present ECCE AGNUS DEI BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
Bandera de Tumbes.png Tumbes, Peru[1] –present KAROLI CESARIS AVSPITIO ET LABORE INGENIO AC IMPENSA DUCIS PIZARRO INVENTA ET PACATA UNDER THE AUSPICES OF EMPEROR CHARLES CAPTAIN PIZARRO USED HIS LABOUR AND TALENT TO DISCOVER AND PACIFY
Flag of the President of the United States.svg United States (President) 1882–present[2] E PLURIBUS UNUM OUT OF MANY, ONE
Flag of the Vice President of the United States.svg United States (Vice President) 1915–present[2]
Flag of Uvea (1842-1860).svg Kingdom of Uvea 1842–60 A M
[abbreviation of "Ave Maria"]
H M
[abbreviation of "Hail Mary"]
Flag of Most Serene Republic of Venice.svg Republic of Venice –1797 PAX TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEUS[4] PEACE TO YOU MARK MY EVANGELIST
Flag of Veneto.svg Veneto 1975–present
Victoria, British Columbia –present SEMPER LIBER ALWAYS FREE
Flag of Virginia.svg Virginia[1] 1861–present[2] SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS THUS ALWAYS TO TYRANTS
West Vancouver –present CONSILIO ET ANIMIS BY WISDOM AND COURAGE
Flag of West Virginia.svg West Virginia[1] 1929–present MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI MOUNTAINEERS ARE ALWAYS FREE
Flag of Winnipeg.svg Winnipeg[1] 1975–present UNUM CUM VIRTUTE MULTORUM ONE WITH THE STRENGTH OF MANY
Flag of Zacatecas.svg Zacatecas –present LABOR VINCIT OMNIA WORK CONQUERS ALL

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az Flag also contains text in another language.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Some of the other features of the flag changed over time, but the text in these multiple versions was consistent.
  3. ^ Malabo City Council Website https://web.archive.org/web/20040501055128/http://www.ayuntamientodemalabo.com/malabo_es/index_es.htm. Archived from the original on 2004-05-01. Retrieved 2015-12-29. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ REGIONE DEL VENTO [Italian: REGION OF VENTO] were removed from the flag in 1999.