The Most Popular Flags Around the World

May 24, 2019 2 min read

 

A flag isn’t just a flag. It’s a symbol of a nation’s heroic sacrifices; represents its vision, culture, and history; and inculcates pride and unity among people. But most importantly, it’s the identity of a nation and its people.

With over 195 countries in the world, you’re probably wondering which flags are the most popular. Which one has the best design? Which flag stands out the most? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular flags around the world.

The United States of America

That’s right! The American flag is ranked number one in the world. The Star-Spangled-Banner is not just a symbol of the American bravery, but also what America stands for—civic freedoms.

The flag has 13 horizontal red stripes, along with a blue rectangle with 50 stars. The stars represent the 50 states that make up the nation.

The 13 red stripes represent the 13 colonies of Britain that fought for their independence and became the first states of the US.

Here’s a fun fact: the US flag has been altered over 26 times since its inception in 1777. The flag we have today was first created in 1960, officially becoming the longest-used variant.

The United Kingdom

 

The flag of the United Kingdom comprises Scotland, Wales, England, and Northern Ireland. It’s known as the Union Jack. The Union Jack has the red cross of St. George (the patron saint of England) and the blue cross of St. Andrew (The patron saint of Scotland).

France

The French flag is very simple. It consists of three colors—blue, white, and red. A lot of countries have based their flag on the French flag’s template.

The official website of the French government states that the white color represents the king, whereas, blue and red are the official colors of Paris—the capital of the country.

Russia

The Russian flag is one of the most famous flags in the world. It uses three colors—white, blue, and red. It’s similar to the French flag but instead, it’s horizontal, instead of vertical. 

The flag of the USSR was very different from the Russian flag used today. After the USSR dissolved, the official flag was introduced in 1991 and the final version was introduced in 1993.

Canada

Most people can recognize the Canadian flag from far away. It’s called the Maple Leaf because of the red maple leaf symbol drawn on the flag. It has a red background that’s overlapped by a white square with a maple leaf symbol.

The flag was officially introduced in February 1965.

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