At last count, there are 197 independent countries currently recognized by the United Nations, and each has its own respective flag. How many flags do you know? And what do you know about what all those flags mean?

Just as a person’s individual style says a lot about them, each of these flags says a lot about its respective country and the national values represented. You probably know that most flags are rectangular, but there are a few exceptions to note. And what about all those colors and symbols? Here are some fun facts featured in an infographic by Carport Central.

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Know the Meaning of Flag Colors and Symbols

Irma Wallace

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