You can find on this page the United Kingdom (UK) flag map to print and to download in PDF. The United Kingdom (UK) flag map presents the flag of United Kingdom (UK) in the area map of United Kingdom (UK). And also the history of the flag of United Kingdom (UK) in Europe.
The United Kingdom (UK) flag map shows the flag of United Kingdom (UK) in empty United Kingdom (UK) map. This flag map of United Kingdom (UK) will allow you to know the history, origins and composition of the flag of United Kingdom (UK) in Europe. The United Kingdom (UK) flag map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland uses as its national flag the royal banner known as the Union Flag or, when flown at sea, Union Jack. The current design of the Union Flag dates from the union of Ireland and Great Britain in 1801 as its mentioned in the United Kingdom (UK) flag map. It consists of the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England), edged in white, superimposed on the Cross of St Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which are superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland). Wales, however, is not represented in the Union Flag by Wales patron saint, Saint David, as at the time the flag was designed Wales was part of the Kingdom of England.
The Union Flag of the United Kingdom (UK) flag can be flown by any individual or organisation in Great Britain on any day of their choice. Legal regulations restrict the use of the Union Flag on Government buildings in Northern Ireland. Long-standing restrictions on Government use of the flag elsewhere were abolished in July 2007 (see the United Kingdom (UK) flag map). While the flag appears symmetric, the white lines above and below the diagonal red are different widths. On the side closest to the flagpole (or on the left when depicted on paper), the white lines above the diagonals are wider; on the side furthest from the flagpole (or on the right when depicted on paper), the converse is true. Thus, rotating the flag 180 degrees will effect no change, but if mirrored the flag will be upside-down.
In November 2007 the then culture minister Margaret Hodge said she would consider a redesign of the Union Flag of the United Kingdom (UK) flag to incorporate the Welsh dragon, during a debate in the House of Commons on the frequency with which the flag flies above public buildings. The issue was initially raised by Ian Lucas, another Labour MP, who complained that the flag introduced in 1606 following the accession of James VI of Scotland to the English throne as James I combined the cross of St George and the saltire of St Andrew. This principle continued in 1801 when the St Patrick cross was incorporated following the Union with Ireland Act 1800 as you can see in the United Kingdom (UK) flag map. Lucas claimed the identity of Wales had been suppressed ever since the Act of Union between England and Wales in 1536.