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A flag is a symbol representing its country. Each country has its own unique flag. Most people are patriotic about their countries flag because it represents all the things that they like about their country. Here is some information on flags from around the world.



Key Facts

United States

USA Flag
The United States flag has 50 stars, one for each state in the country. There are also 13 stripes representing the 13 colony that first formed the United States.
Canadian Flag
Several people participated in designing the Canadian flag. The final determination of all aspects of the new flag was made by a 15-memberparliamentary committee. It officially became the national flag on February 15, 1965, now recognized as Canada's Flag Day.
England Flag

The flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is sometimes called the Union Jack. This red, white, and blue flag was first used in 1801. 
The Union Jack is a combination of the flags of England, the cross of St. George. Scotland, the cross of St. Andrew. And Ireland, the cross of St. Patrick.

France Flag
The flag of France sometimes called the 'Tricolor.'  
The flag consists of three equal vertical bands of blue (on the hoist side), white, and red. 
Germany Flag

The German flag is a horizontal tricolor, with black, red, and yellow stripes. The colors of the flag were the colors of the German soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.

Australia Australian Flag The Australia flag has three main design elements on a deep blue background: The British Union Jack flag is in the upper left corner, noting Australia's ties to Great Britain. The Southern Cross constellation 5 stars on the right side of the flag, noting major navigational constellation in the Southern Hemisphere.
The large, white, seven-pointed Commonwealth Star also called the Star of Federation. It symbolizes the original states of Australia.
China China Flag

China's national flag has a red field with five golden-yellow stars (each with five points) in the upper left corner. The star on the left is larger than the other four. 
The red color of the flag symbolizes revolution. The large star symbolizes the Communist Party (which rules China) and the smaller stars represent the people of China. 

Japan Japan Flag The Japanese Flag is a white banner whose center contains a red circle, which represents the Sun. The Japanese flag is called 'Hinomaru', which means "circle of the Sun." In English it is sometimes called the "rising Sun." 
India India Flag The Indian flag has three equal horizontal bars (saffron, white and green) with a blue Dharma Chakra (the wheel of law) in the center. The wheel has 24 spokes, representing the 24 hours in a day At the end of each spoke is a dark blue half-moon.

The orange (deep saffron) symbolizes courage and sacrifice (saffron is the sacred color of Hinduism). The white stands for peace, unity and truth. The green stands for faith (Islam) and fertility. The blue symbolizes the sky and the ocean.

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