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What are the only two countries to use purple on their national flag?

Question #148652. Asked by apathy100.
Last updated Sep 29 2021.
Originally posted Sep 20 2021 10:59 AM.

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Answer has 7 votes.
Dominica and Nicaragua have some purple in their flag.

Sep 20 2021, 11:22 AM
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Similar to Nicaragua, the flag of Spain includes a little bit of purple in the coat of arms, which has a purple lion representing the ancient kingdom of León. That lion is sometimes depicted in dark red, but it is traditionally and more correctly purple.
So, Spain's is a *third* national flag with purple, to add to the previously mentioned Dominica and Nicaragua.

Then there's the constitutionally-recognised second flag of Bolivia, the Wiphala, which includes violet/purple in its multicoloured design, making the tally four, sort of...

Some sources claim that the coat of arms on the flag of Belize also includes purple, but this is not shown or described by its government at

Yet another tiny rainbow with purple is found in the symbol in the centre of the Flag of El Salvador. This symbol (and flag) is very similar to Nicaragua's, since they were both once part of the same republic that used its own very similar design.
That makes *five* national flags with purple.

The flag of Qatar may look purple to some, but it is officially maroon and white.
Maroon is also a dominant colour in Sri Lanka's flag.

Response last updated by gtho4 on Sep 24 2021.
Sep 21 2021, 8:09 PM
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