Flags of the World 1982-2012 - Asia & Indic Ocean

Flags of the World 1982-2012 - Asia & Indic Ocean
Flags of the World 1982-2012 - Asia & Indic Ocean
Flags of the World 1982-2012 - Asia & Indic Ocean

FLAGS OF ASIA AND INDIC OCEAN

It is stated that it is the intention of the author to offend nobody for any controversy that could arise for this work. Please read carefully the following statements.


Disclaimer about design:

Due to limitations in image and color resolution native to ZX Spectrum, full accurate detail cannot be achieved to represent every flag at the small size of 3x2 character cells each.

Effort has been made to represent every flag as close as possible to their official designs, colors and heraldics, but there are cases which suffer unintended, more or less noticiable artifacts. Anyway, the goal is to provide recognizable miniatures of the flags in ZX Spectrum screen format.


Disclaimer about geography:

Usually, continents and oceans do not have natural borders to delimite them sharply when two are side by side. Thus, the concepts of 'continent' and 'ocean' are giving by convention.

For the purpose of this work, 'Asia' is defined as the sum of the territories which are fully in the Eurasian contient to the East of the Ural mounts and the Eastern coasts of the Black Sea, the Bosforo strait, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, and longing to the Western coast of the Pacific Ocean, plus the archipielagos of Japan, Philippines and Indonesia (except the Easter parts of the New Guinea and Timor islands).

The same way, 'Indic Ocean territories' are defined as any islands to the East of the Eastern coasts of the African continent, the island of Madagascar and the Arabian peninsula up to the Western coasts of the Indonesian archipielago and the Australian continent, and from the Southern coast of the Eurasian continent bordering the Indic Ocean to the Antarctica. 

Any country or territory that does not lie in its intregrity within the given boundaries as of 2012 (namely Turkey, the Russian Federation, Egypt and Papua New Guinea) are excluded. Please, check the sheets of Europe, Africa and Oceania to locate the flags of these countries.

By doing these exceptions, the author simply reflects some of the complexities of the current international geopolitical actual facts, which are far beyond his own will or personal tastes or inclinations.


Disclaimer about politics:

These are the flags of countries and territories in Asia and Indic Ocean used from 1982 to 2012. The concept of what a 'country' is is sometimes controversial depending upon context, so for the purposes of this work the author considered a 'sovereign country' is a self-governed territory which is a member or observer state of the United Nations as of 2012, and which have assigned an Internet top-level domain country code (TLDcc).

As other territories in the area can have, and often do, any other official status rather than 'sovereign countries' under the above definition, exceptions are grouped and noted in this list.

As of 2012, some Chinese areas outside Mainland China have disparate political status. Due to lack of space, they are all grouped together under a single "special Chinese areas" group. In this context, the word "Chinese" must be taken in its broad, both historical and cultural meaning, not sticked to any political ideology. The author declares to be himself neutral about internal Chinese affaires. 

Within every group, flags are sorted by TLDcc (Latin alphabet). Territory names are given by their common name in English, except where ambiguity could arise.

Territories with no own flag are not listed, despite the fact they could have assigned an official TLDcc.


List of flags

Sovereign countries:

.ae	United Arab Emirates
.af	Afghanistan
.am	Armenia
.az	Azerbaijan
.bd	Bangladesh
.bh	Bahrain
.bn	Brunei
.bt	Bhutan
.cn	People's Republic of China
.ge	Georgia
.id	Indonesia
.il	Israel
.in	India
.iq	Iraq
.ir	Iran
.jo	Jordan
.jp	Japan
.kg	Kyrgyzstan
.kh	Cambodia
.kp	Democratic People's Republic of Korea
.kr	Republic of Korea
.kw	Kuwait
.kz	Kazakhstan
.la	Laos
.lb	Lebanon
.lk	Sri Lanka
.mm	Myanmar
.mn	Mongolia
.mu	Mauritius
.mv	Maldives
.my	Malaysia
.np	Nepal
.om	Oman
.ph	Philippines
.pk	Pakistan
.qa	Qatar
.sa	Saudi Arabia
.sc	Seychelles
.sg	Singapore
.sy	Syria
.th	Thailand
.tj	Tajikistan
.tm	Turkmenistan
.uz	Uzbekistan
.vn	Vietnam
.ye	Yemen

Special Chinese areas:

.hk	Hong Kong (Special administrative region of the PRC)
.mo	Macau (Special administrative region of the PRC)
.tw	Taiwan (Republic of China, a.k.a. Chinese Taipei)

Overseas territories and dependencies:

.cc	Cocos (Keeling) Islands (AUS)
.cx	Christmas Island (AUS)
.io	British Indian Ocean Territory (UK)
.tf	French Southern and Antarctic Lands (FRA)

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