Know Your Flag


Flags have been used for 4 000 years as cultural and national symbols. The study of flags and emblems is called vexillology, from the Latin vexillum, meaning “flag” or “guide.” Vexillum is the diminutive for velum, the word for “sail” or “banner.” 


Flag facts

  • Libya’s flag is the only flag which is all one color (green) with no writing or decoration on it.
  • The only place where a flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, never flies half-mast and does not get saluted, is the moon.
  • Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag (she also run a munitions factory in her basement).
  • The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently during times of peace or war.
  • The Nepalese flag has the most unique shape.
  • The Swiss flag is square.
  • Red is color most used on flags (75% of flags) followed by white (70%) and blue (50%).

USA
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Switzerland
Switzerland
Libya
Libya
The Philippines
The Philippines
Nepal
Nepal
Earth flag
There are a number of flag designs to represent earth but in general the United Nations flag is seen – albeit controversially so – as presenting all earthlings. Flags have also been proposed for neutral areas such as Antarctica and the moon.
United Nations flag
United Nations
Earth flag
Earth flag
- by John McConnell in 1969
Flag of Earth
Flag of Earth
- by James W Cadle in 1970
- used by SETI
Antarctica flag
Antarctica

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