Symbols of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man: Wikis

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This is a list of the symbols of the United Kingdom, the Constituent Countries (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), the British Crown Dependencies (The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). Each separate entry has its own set of unique symbols.

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Symbols of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Country   National Personification   National Animal(s)    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
United Kingdom
Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Britannia
National Personification: Britannia
Lion
National Animal: Lion

Bulldog
National Animal: Bulldog
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Coat of Arms: 1st and 4th Quarters: A Red Lion on a Yellow Field, surrounded by a red double royal tressure flory counter-flory device, representing Scotland; 2nd Quarter: 3 Gold Lions on a Red Field, representing England; 3rd Quarter: Gold Harp on a Dark Blue Field, representing Northern Ireland

Coat of Arms (for use in Scotland): 1st and 4th Quarters: 3 Gold Lions on a Red Field, representing England; 2nd Quarter: A Red Lion on a Yellow Field, surrounded by a red double royal tressure flory counter-flory device, representing Scotland; 3rd Quarter: Gold Harp on a Dark Blue Field, representing Northern Ireland
Dieu et mon droit
(French)
"God and my right"
"God Save the King"

Note: "King" is replaced with "Queen" in the lyrics whenever the monarch is female. The anthem's name, however, remains "God Save the King".
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Individual countries of the United Kingdom

Country   Patron Saint   National Flower(s)    National Animal(s)    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
England
Flag of England
St. George[1]
Patron Saint: St. George
Tudor Rose[2 ]
National Flower: Tudor Rose
Lion[3]
National Animal: Lion
Coat of Arms of England
Coat of Arms: 3 Gold Lions on a Red Field
Dieu et mon droit
(French)
"God and my right"
None
See Proposed national anthems of England.
Northern Ireland
There is no official National flag of Northern Ireland[4] following the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 or any unofficial flag universally supported in Northern Ireland. The use of various flags in Northern Ireland is contentious. See Northern Ireland flags issue for more information.
St. Patrick[2 ]
Patron Saint: St. Patrick
Shamrock[2 ]
National Flower: Shamrock

or

Flax[5]
National Flower: Flax
None None
Former Coat of Arms of Northern Ireland
Coat of Arms: St. George's Cross, with the Imperial Crown on top of the Red Hand of Ulster, in the centre
None
Formerly Quis separabit?
(Latin)
"Who will separate?"
Londonderry Air
(de facto)
Scotland
Flag of Scotland
St. Andrew[6]
Patron Saint: St. Andrew
Thistle[2 ]
National Flower: Thistle
Unicorn[7]
National Animal: Unicorn
Coat of Arms of Scotland
Coat of Arms: A Red Lion on a Yellow Field, surrounded by a red double royal tressure flory counter-flory device
In My Defens God Me Defend (Scots) Flower of Scotland
(de facto)
Wales
Flag of Wales
St. David[8]
Patron Saint: St. David
Leek[2 ]
National Flower: Leek

or

Daffodil[2 ]
National Flower: Daffodil
Red Dragon[9]
National Animal: Red Dragon
Royal Badge of Wales
Coat of Arms: A Red Dragon on a Green and White Field
Cymru am byth
(Welsh)
"Wales forever"
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
(Welsh)
"Land of my Fathers"

Symbols of the British Crown Dependencies

The Channel Islands

Bailiwick of Jersey

Country   Patron Saint   Traditional Animal Nickname    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
Jersey
Flag of Jersey
St. Helier
Patron Saint: St. Helier
Crapauds
Traditional Animal Nickname: Toad/Crapauds
Coat of Arms of Jersey
Coat of Arms: 3 Gold Lions on a Red Field
- "Ma Normandie"
(French)
My Normandy

Bailiwick of Guernsey

Country   Patron Saint   National Flower   Traditional Animal Nickname    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
Guernsey
Flag of Guernsey
St Peter Guernsey Lily
Nerine sarniensis (1856).jpg
Les ânes
Traditional Animal Nickname: Donkeys/les ânes
Coat of arms of Guernsey
Coat of Arms: 3 Gold Lions on a Red Field, surmounted by a small branch of leaves
- "Sarnia Cherie"
Sark
Flag of Sark
St Magloire - Corbins
Traditional Animal Nickname: Crows/Corbins
Coat of arms of Sark
Coat of Arms: 2 Gold Lions on a Red Field
- "Sarnia Cherie"
(Guernsey)
Alderney
Flag of Alderney
St Anne - Lapins
Traditional Animal Nickname: Rabbits/Lapins
Coat of arms of Alderney
Coat-of-Arms
- "Sarnia Cherie"
(Guernsey)
Herm
Flag of Herm
St Tugual - - Coat of Arms of Herm
Coat of Arms: A Yellow diagonal Stripe containing 3 Monks, on top of a Blue Field, with 2 Silver Dolphins in the bottom-left and top-right hand corners
- "Sarnia Cherie"
(Guernsey)

The Isle of Man

Country   Patron Saint   National Flower(s)    Coat of Arms   Motto   Anthem  
The Isle of Man
Flag of the Isle of Man
St. Maughold Cushag (popularly)
Senecio jacobaea 20070603w.jpg
or Fuchsia[10]
Fuchsia magellanica.jpg
Coat of Arms of the Isle of Man
Coat of Arms: A Triskelion (3 bent legs) on a Red Field
Quocunque Jeceris Stabit
(Latin)
"Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand"
"O Land of Our Birth"

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