Top 15 Prettiest Flags in the World

There are 196 countries in the world today and 196 flags for each and every one of them. Some of them are really similar, some of them are odd, some of them are funny, and some of them have religious symbols, letters, sentences or trees…People are always identifying themselves with their national flags because it gives them a good feeling and pride about the country they were born or live in. You will be surprised to hear that every color has its own meaning. Every symbol means something (mostly a historical fact) for the people of the country. For instance, the stars on the American flag represent the states of America. The suns of every flag in this world, mostly symbolize the freedom. The red color of the flags is often associated with blood and war, while the blue is associated with the seas the country is surrounded with.
Based on their design, colors and symbols, here are world’s top ten prettiest flags.

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#1. India

The saffron colors represent renunciation or disinterestedness, the white means light, path to the truth and the green is the connection to the ground. The middle sign or “Ashoka Chakra” is the wheel of the law and dharma. Also the wheel means motion and movement is life.

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#2. Mexico

This flags is related to the legend of Tenochtitlan. The eagle and serpent, and the colors of the flag show what it means to be a true Mexican and represents the country’s history.

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#3. Canada

The red maple leaf represents the maple syrup they make as well as the maple trees that grow in the country. The red stripes show the heraldic colors of Canada and the white represents the Canadian Pale.

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#4. Philippines

The blue represents the peace, the red is the symbol for war and the white is for purity. The three stars represent the three main islands. When the flag is upside down with the red on top, which means that the country is in war.

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#5. Brazil

The bright yellow and greens are actually the colors of Rio’s independent that can were seen from the space. The middle sentence under the blue sphere, “Ordem and progresso” means “Order and progress”.

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#6. Japan

The red sphere represents the red sun disk. Japan translated means “Source of the sun”

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#7. Republic of Macedonia

This Balkan country’s lovely flag with red base and large eight rayed sun has a meaning – the red represents the blood of the revolutionaries who gave their lives during the centuries in battles against different occupations and the sun represents the freedom.
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#8. Wales

The big dragon on the flag makes it one of the coolest flags in the world representing the country’s history and mythical stories that have origin from there.

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#9. Kyrgyzstan

The red base and the yellow sun looking sphere in the middle symbols the Manas the Noble who was a national hero. Manas managed to bring together 40 tribes which are represented thought the 40 rays of the yellow sun.

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#10. Georgia

This European country has a red base, one large white cross and four smaller crosses in each square. Each cross represents Christ’s holy wounds or alternatively, Jesus Christ and the evangelists.

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#11. America

Of course, the well known red, white and blue starry flag made its place on the list of the most beautiful designs for flags. The stars represent the states of America. The white represents the purity and innocence, red stands for hardness, while the blue is for vigilance, perseverance & justice.

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#12. Yorkshire

This is probably the most beautiful among the flags, because of the wonderful white rose flower over the blue base. It is so serene and pretty, it must had had its place on this list.

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#13. European Union

It is very simple and gracious. The dark blue base symbolizes the blue sky of the Western world, while the yellow stars in circle represent the people of people united. There are exactly twelve stars because back in the days there were only twelve countries in the European Union. Some say that the twelve is used as the divine number (twelve months, twelve horoscope signs etc).

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#14. Qatar

This flag seems edgy with the zig-zag design of the burgundy red and white. The red stands for the blood the Qatar people have shed through the centuries while the white symbolizes the peace.

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#15. Kiribati

Red sky, a sun that sets behin
d white and blue stripes and a flying yellow bird. The sun’s rays and the lines of the water (btw the Pacific Ocean) represent the number of islands that belong to this country. The bird of course symbolizes the freedom.

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