List of national symbols of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man


Symbols of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man is a list of the national symbols of the United Kingdom, its constituent countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), and the British Crown dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). Each separate entry has its own set of unique symbols.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Name and flag   National Personification   National Animal(s)    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
United Kingdom
Flag of the United Kingdom
(Union Flag)
Britannia
Lion


Bulldog

Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom


Dieu et mon droit
(French)
"God and my right"
(as used in England, Northern Ireland & Wales)

In Defens
(Scots)
"In Defence"
(as used in Scotland)
"God Save the Queen"

Note: "Queen" is replaced with "King" in the lyrics whenever the monarch is male.

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


Name and flag   Patron Saint   National Flower(s)    National Animal(s)    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
England
Saint George's Cross
St. George[1]
Tudor Rose[2]
Lion[3]
Royal Arms of England
Dieu et mon droit
(French)
"God and my right"
God save the Queen/King
See Proposed national anthems.
Scotland
Cross of Saint Andrew
St. Andrew[4]
Thistle[2]
Unicorn[5]
Royal Arms of Scotland
In Defens
(Scots)
"In Defence"
Flower of Scotland
(de facto)
See also Proposed national anthems of Scotland.
Wales
The Red Dragon
St. David[6]
Leek[2]


or

Daffodil[2]
Red Dragon[7]
Royal Badge of Wales
Cymru am byth
(Welsh)
"Wales forever"
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
(Welsh)
"Land of my Fathers"
Northern Ireland Crown, and Red Hand of Ulster [Note 1]
St. Patrick[2]
Flax Flower[10]


or

Shamrock[2]
NoneNone
Former Coat of arms of Northern Ireland:
Quis separabit?
(Latin)
"Who will separate us?"
(de facto)
Londonderry Air
(de facto)
Officially God Save The Queen/King
  1. There has been no official national flag of Northern Ireland[8] since 1973. However, the shown Ulster banner, official flag of the Government of Northern Ireland between 1953–1973, has since been the de facto flag of Northern Ireland, and continued to be used by international sporting organisations.[9] See Northern Ireland flags issue for more information.

British Crown Dependencies


Channel Islands

Bailiwick of Jersey
Name and flag   Patron Saint   Traditional Animal Nickname    Coat of Arms   'Motto Anthem  
Jersey
Flag of Jersey
St. Helier
Crapauds / Jersey Cow
Coat of Arms of Jersey
"Island Home"
Bailiwick of Guernsey
Name and flag   Patron Saint   National Flower   Traditional Animal Nickname    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
Guernsey
Flag of Guernsey
St. Samson of Dol[11]
Guernsey Lily
Les ânes
Coat of arms of Guernsey
"Sarnia Cherie"
Sark
Flag of Sark
St. Magloire
Corbins
Coat of arms of Sark
"Sarnia Cherie"
(Guernsey)
Alderney
Flag of Alderney
St. Anne
Lapins
Coat of arms of Alderney
"Sarnia Cherie"
(Guernsey)
Herm
Flag of Herm
St. Tugual
Coat of Arms of Herm
"Sarnia Cherie"
(Guernsey)

Isle of Man

Name and flag   Patron Saint   National Flower(s)    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
Isle of Man
Flag of the Isle of Man
St. Maughold
Cushag (popularly)

or Fuchsia[12]
Coat of arms of the Isle of Man
Quocunque Jeceris Stabit
(Latin)
"Wherever you throw it, it will stand"
"O Land of Our Birth"

See also


References


  1. "St George: England". BBC News. 1 March 2005.
  2. "National Emblems of Britain". woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk. Archived from the original on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2008.
  3. "The Royal Lion of England". www.heraldicsculptor.com.
  4. "St Andrew: Scotland". BBC News. 1 March 2005.
  5. "Civilization.ca – Treasures Gallery – Queen's Beasts: Unicorn of Scotland". civilization.ca.
  6. "St David: Wales". BBC News. 1 March 2005.
  7. "Civilization.ca – Treasures Gallery – Queen's Beasts: Red Dragon of Wales". civilization.ca.
  8. "Northern Ireland flag". BBC. 28 September 2010.
  9. FIFA.com. "Member Association - Northern Ireland - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
  10. United Kingdom One Pound Coin Design Archived 30 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  11. Marr, James (2001). History of Guernsey: The Bailiwick's Story (Second ed.). St Peter Port, Guernsey: Guernsey Press Ltd. ISBN 0953916618.
  12. Plantlife county flowers results Archived 6 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine