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Flag of Hong Kong
Hong Kong.svg
Adopted July 1, 1997 [1]
Designed by Tao Ho
Proportions 2:3 [2]

The flag of Hong Kong has a red background with a flower in the centre.

Symbolism[]

The flower on the flag is a Bauhinia blakeana, which is a national emblem in Hong Kong. The red background is due to Hong Kong's relation with China. [3]

Nicknames[]

  • The White Bauhinia
    • 白紫荆花 (Bái zǐjīng huā)
  • The Hong Kong Jack (1871-1997)
    • 香港杰克 (Xiānggǎng jiékè)

Flag History


Hong Kong.svg
Current

Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1959-1997

Hong Kong 1910.png
1945-1959

Hong Kong 1910.png
1910-1941

Flag of Hong Kong 1876.png
1876-1910

Hong Kong 1871.svg
1871-1876

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