Flag Log's 2002 Chart of National Flags
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Other Countries and Territories
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
January 7: The Comoros adopted a new national flag. The four stripes represented the islands of Mohéli, Mayotte (a French territory), Anjouan, and Grand Comore.
January 27: The new government of Afghanistan adopted a flag based on the one flown by the Kingdom of Afghanistan before 1973.
February 14: Bahrain adopted a new flag upon becoming a Kingdom. The five points on the serrated edge represented the five pillars of Islam.
May 20: Timor-Leste became independent from United Nations administration under the original 1975 flag.