Flags of the World: European Union

The European Union flag isn’t one that represents a county, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Instead, it represents the entire European Union and the Council of Europe, which includes dozens of countries. The Council of Europe utilizes the addition of a lower case ‘e’ in order to differentiate themselves from the European Union.

The primary color of the flag is blue, but it features a ring of yellow stars in the center. The entire flag is meant to symbolize the integrity and unity of all the countries that are members of the European Union. Although you might guess that the 12, 5 pointed stars circling the interior of the flag represent the individual members of the union, that is not accurate. Instead, 12 stars were chosen because the number 12 is considered a symbol of perfection.

Originally designed in 1955, this flag has also been used to represent Europe during sporting events and as a pro-democracy banner outside the Union.

If you’d like to fly the flag of the European Union during your next event, or even outside the office, fill out our custom form. We’ll get back to you quickly with a custom quote. Feel free to check out our selection of European nation flags in our index!