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List of national anthems
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List of national anthems

A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is formally recognized by a country's government as their state's official national song.

During the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, with the rise of the national state, most countries adopted a national anthem, which in some cases coexists with other commonly sung patriotic songs.

The names of nations that no longer exist, or are not independent states but nevertheless have official anthems, are italicized. Dependencies are listed only if they have an anthem separate from or in addition to that of their mother country.

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Country Anthem title


Acadia Ave Maris Stella (Star of the Sea, We Hail Thee)
Afghanistan Sououd-e-Melli
Åland Ålänningens sång (The Ålander's Song)
Albania Hymni i Flamurit (Hymn to the Flag)
Algeria Kassaman (We Pledge)
American Samoa Amerika Samoa
Andorra El Gran Carlemany (The Great Charlemagne)
Angola Angola Avante (Forward Angola)
Antigua and Barbuda Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
Argentina Oid, Mortales (Hear, O Mortals!)
Armenia Mer Hayrenik (Our Fatherland)
Aruba Aruba Dushi Tera (Aruba Precious Country)
Australia Advance Australia Fair
Austria Land der Berge, Land am Strome (Land of Mountains, Land on the River)


The Bahamas March On, Bahamaland
Bahrain Bahrainona (Our Bahrain)
Balearic Islands La Balanguera
Bangladesh Amar Sonar Bangla (My Golden Bengal)
Barbados In Plenty and In Time of Need
Basque Country Eusko Abendaren Ereserkia (Anthem of the Basque Homeland)
Belarus My Belarusy (We, the Belarussians)
Belgium La Brabançonne; (The Song of Brabant)
Belize Land of the Free
Benin L'Aube Nouvelle (The Dawn of a New Day)
Bhutan Druk tsendhen (The Thunder Dragon Kingdom)
Bolivia Bolivianos, el hado propicio (Bolivians, A Favourable Destiny)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Intermeco, Formerly: Jedna i Jedina (One and Only)
Botswana Fatshe leno la rona (Blessed Be This Noble Land)
Brazil Hino Nacional Brasileiro (Brazilian National Anthem)
Brittany Bro Goz ma Zadoù (Land of My Fathers)
Brunei Allah Peliharakan Sultan (God Bless the Sultan)
Bulgaria Mila Rodino (Dear native land)
Burkina Faso Une Seule Nuit (One Single Night)
Burundi Burundi bwacu (Beloved Burundi)


Cambodia Nokoreach
Cameroon Chant de Ralliement (Rallying Song)
Canada O Canada
Cape Verde Cântico da Liberdade
Catalonia Els Segadors (The Reapers)
Cayman Islands Beloved Isles Cayman
Central African Republic La Renaissance (The Rebirth)
Chad La Tchadienne
Chile Himno Nacional de Chile (Chilean National Anthem)
China, People's Republic of The March of the Volunteers
China, Republic of Three Principles of the People (official), The Flag Raising Song (used internationally)
China (Qing Dynasty) Gong Jin'ou (Cup of Solid Gold)
China (other) See: Historical Chinese anthems
Colombia Oh Gloria inmarcesible (Oh Unfading Glory!)
Comoros Udzima wa ya Masiwa (The Union of the Great Islands)
Congo, Democratic Republic of Debout Kongolaise (Arise Congolese)
Congo, Republic of La Congolaise
Cook Islands God Defend New Zealand
Cornwall Bro Goth Agan Tasow
Corsica Dio vi Salve Regina (Hymn to the Virgin Mary)
Costa Rica Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera (Noble Fatherland, Your Beautiful Flag)
Côte d'Ivoire L'Abidjanaise (Song of Abidjan)
Croatia Lijepa naša domovino; (Our Beautiful Homeland)
Cuba La Bayamesa (The Bayamo Song)
Cyprus Hymn to Freedom
Czech Republic Kde domov muj (Where is My Home?)


Denmark Civil: Der er et Yndigt Land (There is a Lovely Land) — Royal: Kong Kristian (King Christian)
Djibouti National anthem of Djibouti
Dominica Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour
Dominican Republic Quisqueyanos valientes (Valiant Sons of Quisqueya)


East Timor Pátria (Fatherland)
Ecuador Salve, Oh Patria (We Salute You Our Homeland)
Egypt Bilady, Bilady, Bilady (My Homeland, My Homeland, My Homeland)
El Salvador Saludemos la Patria orgullosos (Proudly Salute the Fatherland)
Equatorial Guinea Caminemos pisando las sendas (Let Us Tread the Paths)
Estonia Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm (My Native Land, My Pride and Joy)
Ethiopia Whedefit Gesgeshi Woude Henate Ethiopia (March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia)


Faroe Islands Tú alfagra land mítt (O Faeroe Islands, My Dearest Treasure)
Fiji God Bless Fiji
Finland Maamme/Vårt land (Our Land)
Flanders De Vlaamse Leeuw (The Flemish Lion)
France La Marseillaise
Frisia De âlde Friezen (The Old Frisians)


Gabon La Concorde (Concord)
The Gambia For The Gambia Our Homeland
Georgia Tavisupleba(Freedom) (Old anthem) Dideba zetsit kurtheuls (Praise Be To The Heavenly Bestower of Blessings)
German Democratic Republic Auferstanden aus Ruinen (Arisen from Ruins)
Germany Das Lied der Deutschen, 3rd stanza (Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit)
Ghana God Bless Our Homeland Ghana
Gibraltar Gibraltar Anthem
Greece Imnos pros tin Eleftherian (Hymn to Freedom)
Greenland Nangmineq erinllik
Grenada Hail Grenada
Guam Stand Ye Guamanians
Guatemala Guatemala Feliz (Guatemala, Be Praised!)
Guernsey Sarnia Cherie (Guernsey Dear)
Guinea Liberté (Freedom)
Guinea-Bissau Esta é a Nossa Pátrai Bem Amada (This Is Our Beloved Country)
Guyana Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains


Haiti La Dessalinienne
Honduras Tu bandera es un lampo de cielo (Your Flag Is A Heavenly Light)
Hungary Isten áldd meg a magyart (God Bless the Hungarians)


Iceland Lofsöngur (Song of Praise)
India Jana-Gana-Mana (Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of All People)
Indonesia Indonesia Raya (Great Indonesia)
Iran Sorood-e Melli-e Jomhoori-e Eslami — Imperial Salute
Iraq (Old anthem) Ardulfurataini Watan (Land of Two Rivers) — Royal Salute
Ireland, Republic of Amhrán na bhFiann; (The Soldier's Song)
Israel Hatikvah (The Hope)
Italy Fratelli d'ItaliaInno di Mameli (Mameli's Hymn)


Jamaica Jamaica, Land We Love
Japan Kimi Ga Yo (君が代 May 1,000 Years of Happy Reign Be Yours)
Jersey Ma Normandie (My Normandy)
Jordan As-salam al-malaki al-urdoni (Long Live the King!)
Kazakhstan Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Kenya Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu (Oh God of All Creation)
Kiribati Teirake kaini Kiribati (Stand Kiribati)
Korea See North Korea and South Korea


Laos Pheng Xat Lao (Hymn of the Lao People)
Latvia Dievs, svētī Latviju; (God Bless Latvia)
Lebanon Koullouna Lilouataan Lil Oula Lil Alam (All Of Us! For Our Country, For Our Flag and Glory)
Lesotho Lesotho Fatse La Bontata Rona
Liberia All Hail, Liberia, Hail
Libya Allahu Akbar (God Is Greatest!)
Liechtenstein Oben am jungen Rhein (High Above the Young Rhine)
Lithuania Tautiska Giesme (The National Song)
Luxembourg Ons Hémécht (Our Homeland)


Republic of Macedonia Today Over Macedonia
Madagascar Ry Tanindraza nay malala ô (Oh, Our Beloved Fatherland)
Malawi Mlungu salitsani malawi (Oh God Bless Our Land Of Malawi)
Malaysia Negara Ku (My Country)
Maldives Gavmii mi ekuverikan matii tibegen kuriime salaam (In National Unity Do We Salute Our Nation)
Mali Pour L'Afriquue et pour toi, Mali (For Africa and for You, Mali)
Malta L-Innu Malti (The Maltese Hymn)
Man, Isle of Arrane Ashoonagh Dy Vannin
Marshall Islands Forever Marshall Islands
Mauritius Motherland
Mexico Mexicanos, al grito de guerra (Mexicans, to the War Cry)
Federated States of Micronesia Patriots of Micronesia
Moldova Limba Noastra (Our Tongue)
Monaco Hymne Monégasque
Mongolia Bügd Nairamdakh Mongol
Montenegro Oj, svijetla majska zoro (O, bright dawn of May)
Morocco Hymne Cherifien
Mozambique Patria Amada, formerly Viva, Viva a FRELIMO
Myanmar Gba Majay Bma (We Shall Love Burma)


Namibia Namibia, Land of the Brave
Nauru Nauru Bwiema (Nauru Our Homeland)
Nepal Ras Triya Gaan (May Glory Crown You, Courageous Sovereign)
Netherlands Wilhelmus van Nassouwe (William of Nassau)
Netherlands Antilles Anthem without a title
Newfoundland and Labrador Ode to Newfoundland
New Zealand God Defend New Zealand, God Save the Queen
Nicaragua Salve a ti, Nicaragua (Hail to You, Nicaragua)
Niger La Nigerienne
Nigeria Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey
North Korea Achimŭn pinnara;
Norway Ja, vi elsker dette landet (Yes, We Love This Country)


Oman The Sultan's Anthem


Pakistan Pak sarzamin shad bad (Blessed Be The Sacred Land)
Panama Himno Istemño (Isthmus Hymn)
Papua New Guinea O Arise, All You Sons
Paraguay Paraguayos, República o Muerte
Peru Somos libres, seámoslo siempre (We Are Free, Let Us Remain So Forever)
Philippines Lupang Hinirang (Beloved Land)
Pitcairn Islands God Save The Queen
Poland Mazurek Dąbrowskiego; (Dąbrowski's Mazurka)
Portugal A Portuguesa (The Portuguese)
Puerto Rico La Borinqueña


Quebec Gens du Pays (People of the Country)


Republika Srpska Bože pravde; (God the Righteous)
Romania Deşteaptă-te, române; (Wake up, Romanian), former anthem Trei culori (Three Colours)
Russia Hymn of the Russian Federation, formerly The Patriotic Song and God Save the Tsar
Rwanda Rwanda nziza


St. Kitts and Nevis Oh Land of Beauty
St. Lucia Sons and Daughters of St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines St Vincent Land So Beautiful
Samoa The Banner of Freedom
São Tomé and Príncipe Independência total; (Total Independence)
Saudi Arabia Aash Al Maleek (Long Live the King)
Scotland Flower of Scotland
Senegal Pincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons (Pluck Your Koras, Strike the Balafons)
Serbia and Montenegro Hej Sloveni (Hey, Slavs)
Sierra Leone High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free
Singapore Majulah Singapura (May Singapore Progress)
Slovakia Nad Tatrou sa bl?ska (Storm Over the Tatras)
Slovenia Zdravljica (A Toast) Naprej zastava slave (Go ahead, the Flag of Glory)
Solomon Islands God Save Our Solomon Islands
South Africa Nkosi Sikelel iAfrica & Die Stem van Suid Afrika; (God Bless Africa & The Call of South Africa combined)
South Korea Aegukka (애국가 The Patriotic Hymn)
Spain Marcha Real (Royal March)
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Matha
Sudan Nahnu Djundulla Djundulwatan (We Are the Army of God and of Our Land)
Suriname God zij met ons Suriname (God Be With Our Suriname)
Swaziland Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati
Sweden Civil: Du gamla, Du fria (Thou ancient, Thou free, Thou mountainous North) — Royal: Kungssången (The Royal Anthem)
Switzerland Swiss Psalm (Schweizerpsalm, cantique suisse)
Syria Homat el Diyar (Guardians of the Homeland)


Taiwan See 'Republic of China'
Tajikistan Suudi mellii (Happiness of the Nation)
Tanzania Mungu ibariki Afrika (God Bless Africa)
Tatarstan Hymn of the Republic of Tatarstan
Thailand Civil: Phleng Chat — Royal: Phleng Sansasoen Phra Barami
Togo Salut à toi, pays de nos aïeux (Hail to thee, land of our forefathers)
Tonga Koe Fasi Oe Tui Oe Otu Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago Forged From The Love of Liberty
Tunisia Ala Khallidi (Oh Make Eternal) Himat Al Hima (Defender of the Homeland)
Turkey Istiklâl Marsi (The March of Independence)
Turkmenistan Independent, Neutral, Turkmenistan State Anthem
Turks and Caicos Islands God Save the Queen
Tuva Tooruktug Dolgaï Tangdym (The Forest is Full of Pine Nuts)
Tuvalu Tuvalu mo te Atua (Tuvalu for the Almighty)


Uganda Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty
Ukraine Shche ne vmerla Ukraina (Ukraine Has Not Died Yet)
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Gimn Sovetskogo Soyuza (Hymn of the Soviet Union)
The Internationale
United Arab Emirates Ishy Bilady
United Kingdom Officially none. However God Save the Queen is traditionally used as if it were the national anthem.
United States The Star-Spangled Banner
Uruguay Orientales, la Patria o la tumba (Uruguayans, the Fatherland or Death!)
Uzbekistan National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan


Vanuatu Yumi, Yumi, Yumi (We, We, We)
Vatican City Inno e Marcia Pontificale (Hymn and Pontifical March)
Venezuela Gloria al bravo pueblo (Glory to the Brave Nation)
Vietnam Tien Quan Ca (The March to the Front)
Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands March


Wales Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Old Land of My Fathers)



Yemen United Republic
Yugoslavia Hej Sloveni (Hey, Slavs)


Zambia Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free
Zimbabwe Kalibusiswe Ilizwe leZimbabwe (Blessed Be The Land of Zimbabwe), Formerly: Ishe Komborera Africa (God Bless Africa)

See also

"The National Anthem" is also a song by the British rock band Radiohead, from their fourth album, Kid A (2000).