Let’s be real – unless we are a vexillophile, or in other words, flag collector, our knowledge about flags just comes down to knowing the names of some, adding them to Instagram bio or caption, or simply purchasing something emblazoned in them while we’re abroad or on a vacation.
However, it’s quite unfair that we restrict the vast niche to just these areas. Broadening our horizons about topics like flags stimulates our brain and makes us a better converser which is a pretty good reason to learn about them. Therefore, to help you achieve this cognitive and social goal, in this article, we will discuss some unique questions about flags to improve the basic knowledge about them.
A flag isn’t just a piece of cloth twisting in the wind, but from eagles, skull and bones to plain colors on a flag, all represent something specific to the nation/situation. Flags can represent danger, safety, freedom and even control. When discussing a national flag, it represents a nation’s ideology, history, heroic sacrifices, pride, solidarity and much more. Therefore, the symbols, colors, patterns and proportions, all are there for a reason.
To unpack the monolith, let’s jump into some of the unique questions about flags for knowledge improvement.
Q1: How many flags have four-pointed star on them?
Answer: There are four flags that are characterized by four-pointed star which includes the following:
Q2: How many country flags have religious symbols on them and to which religion do they belong to?
Answer: There are 64 countries which are characterized by religious symbols on their national flags. The break-up of the religions is as follows:
- Christianity = 31
- Islam = 21
- Hinduism/Buddhism = 5
- Judaism = 1
- Others = 6
Q3: What are some countries which have a moon on their flag?
Answer: Some countries which have a moon on their flag include the following:
Q4: Which country flags have the most stars?
Answer: Country flags which have the most stars include the following:
- American Flag (50 stars)
- Brazil Flag (27 stars)
- Cook Islands (15 stars)
- Uzbekistan (12 stars)
- Cabo Verde (10 stars)
- Dominica (10 stars)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (9 stars)
- Tuvalu (9 stars)
Q5: What are some of the country flags which feature weapons on them?
Answer: Some of the country flags which feature weapons on them include the following:
- Flag of Kenya
- Flag of Saudi Arabia
- Flag of Angola
- Flag of Sri Lanka
- Flag of Mozambique
- Flag of Eswatini
- Flag of Oman
- Flag of Barbados
- Flag of Guatemala
Q6: What are some of the flags which feature a shield?
Answer: Some of the country flags which feature a shield include the following:
Q7: Which country flags have an eagle on them?
Answer: Flags that have an eagle on them include the following:
- Flag of Mexico
- Flag of Albania
- Flag of Moldova
- Flag of Serbia
- Flag of Kazakhstan
- Flag of Egypt
- Flag of American Samoa
- Flag of Montenegro
- United States Virgin Islands
Q8: How many countries flags feature one specific color?
Answer: The number of country flags that feature one specific color include the following:
- 148 country flags have the color ‘Red’
- 140 country flags have the color ‘White’
- 102 country flags have the color ‘Blue’
Q9: Which country flags feature the color ‘purple’?
Answer: There are only two country flags which feature the purple color. These are as follows:
Q10: How many country flags have a sun on them?
Answer: There are nearly 20 country flags which feature a sun. Some of the country flags include the following:
Q11: Which country flags have maps on them?
Answer: There are only two country flags which feature a map on them which include the following:
- Flag of Kosovo
- Flag of Cyprus
Q12: Which country flags still feature union jack on them?
Answer: The list of country flags that feature union jack include the following:
- Flag of New Zealand
- Flag of Australia
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Flag of Pitcairn Islands
- Tristan da Cunha
- Flag of British Indian Ocean Territory
- Flag of Anguilla
- Flag of British Virgin Islands
- Flag of Niue
- Flag of Fiji
- Flag of Tuvalu
- Ascension Island
- Flag of Cook Islands
- Flag of Falkland Islands
Summing it all up - the niche of flags is a broad one and cannot be reduced into a single article, but one thing is universal – each flag has a different meaning specific to the nation or situation, hence even if they are similar, it is very unlikely that they have similar symbolism or meaning. There’s still so much more we are unaware about within the niche of flags as there are over 254 country flags around the world with many unique aspects about them.
That brings an end to our discussion for today. Hope we added to your knowledge about flags and this post was useful to you. Let us know if have any questions or comments below.
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