The Most Interesting Flags Of The World, Explained

Published August 7, 2015
Updated December 12, 2022

World Flag

Every country in the world has a flag as a symbol of their nation, each with its own particular colors and design. But the reasons why these designs have been chosen and what they represent are not always immediately obvious. In many cases, the stories behind the flags are fascinating and provide insight into the history of a nation, their culture, previous struggles, and future resolutions.

That’s why Just The Flight have found 24 of the most interesting national flags and explored what their designs represent. Find out why the flag of Mozambique displays an AK-47 and what caused the amalgamation of two previous flags of South Africa to become the one we recognize today:

World Flags Story

World Flags Story

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Savannah Cox
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Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Cox, Savannah. "The Most Interesting Flags Of The World, Explained." AllThatsInteresting.com, August 7, 2015, https://allthatsinteresting.com/world-flags-infographhic. Accessed April 21, 2024.