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Flags whose reverse differs from the obverse

This article concerns national, sub-national, and historical flags whose reverse is, or was, at some point of their history, different from the obverse.

Nation Subdivision Dates Obverse Reverse Notes
Argentina San Juan
Bulgaria Stara Zagora
Moldova 1990–2010
Flag of Moldova
Moldova Transnistria
Flag of Transnistria
Flag of Paraguay
Philippines 1898-1901
Flag of First Philippine Republic
  • Obverse has "Fuerzas Expeditionarias del Norte de Luzon" inscribed
  • Reverse has the words "Libertad Justicia e Igualdad" inscribed.
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Soviet Union 1923-1991
While the flag was officially two-sided, in practice the flag was usually made through and through. All flags of the constituent republics of the Soviet Union did not bear the hammer and sickle on their reverse side.
Spain Arapiles
United States Alabama 1861–1865
Flag of Alabama
Massachusetts 1908–1971
In 1971 the pine tree design on the reverse of the flag of Massachusetts was replaced by the obverse design; a shield depicting an Algonquian Native American with bow and arrow, with the arrow pointed downwards signifying peace.
The flag of Oregon is currently the only double-sided state flag.

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