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 IrelandEdit

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 IrelandEdit

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]
 
Centaur None
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 DependenciesEdit

Channel IslandsEdit

Bailiwick of JerseyEdit

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 GuernseyEdit

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 ManEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "St George: England". 1 March 2005 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "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". 1 March 2005 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Civilization.ca – Treasures Gallery – Queen's Beasts: Unicorn of Scotland". civilization.ca.
  6. ^ "St David: Wales". 1 March 2005 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Civilization.ca – Treasures Gallery – Queen's Beasts: Red Dragon of Wales". civilization.ca.
  8. ^ "Northern Ireland flag". 28 September 2010 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  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