Flags of the World: British Antarctic

The Antarctic is not an official country, but there are multiple territories there. A portion of the continent was obtained by Britain in 1962, and the official Antarctic flag was adopted a year later.

As you probably expect from a British territory, the British flag can be found in the upper left hand corner. The only other design feature on the flag is the coat of arms that was specially created for the British Arctic Territory.

Because no one actually resides there, the British Antarctic flag is primarily used around British research bases. There are other versions of the flag. Vessels of the British Antarctic Survey use a blue ensign and a shield from the coat of arms. The Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory uses a Union Flag defaced with the coat of arms. The background is white, with no special colors or meanings attached to those colors.

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