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59 Interesting City Flags, From Best To Worst

Did you know that your city probably has its own flag? Some of them are really pretty, and some of them are hideous! Starting with the best...

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1. Donetsk, Ukraine

This one is so lovely. Congratulations, Donetsk!

This one is so lovely. Congratulations, Donetsk!

2. Tokyo, Japan

3. Ufa, Russia

Bounding squirrel, I love you!

Bounding squirrel, I love you!

4. Trondheim, Norway

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5. Viļaka, Latvia

I will not apologize for my obvious bias towards flags with cute animals.

I will not apologize for my obvious bias towards flags with cute animals.

6. Chicago, Illinois

7. Przemyśl, Poland

The best bear-related flag.

The best bear-related flag.

8. Buffalo, New York

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9. Hong Kong, China

10. Kyoto, Japan

11. Madrid, Spain

12. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Werk it, deer!

Werk it, deer!

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13. Zlín, Czech Republic

14. Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

15. Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia

Silly Oblast, bears can't use weapons!

Silly Oblast, bears can't use weapons!

16. Třebíč, Czech Republic

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17. Breda, Netherlands

I don't really know how to explain why I like this flag so much, but it really pleases me.

I don't really know how to explain why I like this flag so much, but it really pleases me.

18. Perm, Russia

Bear with a book on his back. Bear with a book on his back!

Bear with a book on his back. Bear with a book on his back!

19. Des Moines, Iowa

20. São Mateus, Espírito Santo

The "transpaerent" crest is pretty cool and not something you see all the time.

The "transpaerent" crest is pretty cool and not something you see all the time.

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21. Durham, North Carolina

22. Ostrava, Czech Republic

23. Uberlândia, Minas Gerais

24. Mesa, Arizona

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25. Corpus Christi, Texas

26. Simferopol, Ukraine

27. Jonava, Lithuania

28. Portland, Oregon

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29. Phoenix, Arizona

30. Moscow, Russia

31. Irkutsk, Russia

Is that a bloody carcass in its mouth?

Is that a bloody carcass in its mouth?

32. Toronto, Ontario

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33. Jacksonville, Florida

I really hate flags with text, but everything else about this is baller.

I really hate flags with text, but everything else about this is baller.

34. Belgrade, Serbia

The water is full of bloooooood.

The water is full of bloooooood.

35. Berlin, Germany

The tongue is kind of freaky.

The tongue is kind of freaky.

36. Oakland, California

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37. Merkinė, Lithuania

38. Vitebsk, Belarus

39. Cusco, Peru

Well, someone had to do it.

Well, someone had to do it.

40. Metz, France

Ballsy, Metz.

Ballsy, Metz.

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41. Montreal, Quebec

42. Tomsk, Russia

The horse could be prettier.

The horse could be prettier.

43. Cape Town, South Africa

So adorably '90s.

So adorably '90s.

44. New York City, New York

This is OK, I guess, but it just should be much better.

This is OK, I guess, but it just should be much better.

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45. Nairobi, Kenya

Meh.

Meh.

46. Šiauliai, Lithuania

Get out of my head, eye pyramid!

Get out of my head, eye pyramid!

47. Esztergom, Hungary

The stripes are too close together and it hurts.

The stripes are too close together and it hurts.

48. Viña del Mar, Chile

Beach Towel like.

Beach Towel like.

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49. Los Angeles, California

50. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WHERE IS THAT ARM COMING FROM?

WHERE IS THAT ARM COMING FROM?

51. Calgary, Alberta

This just looks like a sports logo.

This just looks like a sports logo.

52. Ibiza, Spain

This just looks like a video game map.

This just looks like a video game map.

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53. Sofia, Bulgaria

Too much.

Too much.

54. Detroit, Michigan

Still too much.

Still too much.

55. Toledo, Spain

Way too much.

Way too much.

56. Rome, Italy

If you're going to do a two color rectangle flag, at least pick really pretty colors.

If you're going to do a two color rectangle flag, at least pick really pretty colors.

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57. San Francisco

San Francisco, your flag looks like clip-art.

San Francisco, your flag looks like clip-art.

58. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TOO TOO MUCH.

TOO TOO MUCH.

59. Provo, Utah

ROFL!

ROFL!