Flags by Colours

Flags by Colours, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Each sector of these piecharts is proportional to the area of the colour on the respective flag.

Using a list of countries generated by The World Factbook database, flags of countries fetched from Wikipedia (as of 26th May 2007) are analysed by a custom made python script to calculate the proportions of colours on each of them. That is then translated on to a piechart using another python script. The proportions of colours on all unique flags are used to finally generate a piechart of proportions of colours for all the flags combined. (note: Colours making up less than 1% may not appear)

(Give a look and try to recognize them)



  1. 1. angela Says:

    trying to recognize flags that have same colors, same areas, but different order (i.e.Italy vs Hungary) you can experience some troubles: you don’t know where to start reading the apple pie. Usually we start from 0 degree!

  2. 2. Bernard Hill Says:

    Hi there…Man i just love your blog, keep the cool posts comin..holy Monday

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