Complete Flags of the World

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Penguin, Jan 6, 2009 - Reference - 240 pages
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Vexillology, or the study of flags is a fascinating and ever-changing subject. TheComplete Flags of the World presents a detailed and compelling overview of the history behind the development of world flags. Each national flag is fully described with text and annotations that describe its history, the developmentof its design, the significance of colors, symbols, and crests. Even the smallest countries are given a full page, and the story of each flag is analyzed consistently to make comparisons simple. The attractive format and handy pocket size will make this an ideal gift or reference for anyone who is interested in flags.
 

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Contents

Introduction 5
5
Types of flagsParts of the flag 67
6
Canada National and subnational flags 810
8
United States of America National and subnational flags 1119
11
MexicoGuatemala 2021
20
BelizeEl Salvador 2223
22
HondurasNicaragua 2425
24
Costa RicaPanama 2627
26
The Netherlands National and subnational flags 121123
121
BelgiumIreland 124125
124
United Kingdom National and subnational flags 126130
126
France 131
131
LuxembourgMonaco 132133
132
AndorraPortugal 134135
134
Spain National and subnational flags 136138
136
Italy 139
139

JamaicaCuba 2829
28
BahamasHaiti 3031
30
Dominican Republic 32
32
St Kitts Nevis 33
33
Antigua BarbudaDominica 3435
34
St Lucia 36
36
St Vincent the Grenadines 37
37
BarbadosGrenada 3839
38
Trinidad Tobago 40
40
Colombia 41
41
VenezuelaGuyana 4243
42
SurinameEcuador 4445
44
Peru 46
46
Brazil National and subnational flags 4750
47
Chile 51
51
BoliviaParaguay 5253
52
UruguayArgentina 5455
54
MoroccoAlgeria 5657
56
TunisiaLibya 5859
58
EgyptSudan 6061
60
EritreaDjibouti 6263
62
EthiopiaSomalia 6465
64
UgandaKenya 6667
66
RwandaBurundi 6869
68
Central African Republic 70
70
Dem Rep Congo 71
71
NigerChad 7273
72
MauritaniaMali 7475
74
SenegalGambia 7677
76
Cape VerdeGuineaBissau 7879
78
GuineaSierra Leone 8081
80
LiberiaIvory Coast 8283
82
BurkinaGhana 8485
84
TogoBenin 8687
86
NigeriaCameroon 8889
88
Equatorial Guinea 90
90
São Tomé Príncipe 91
91
GabonCongo 9293
92
AngolaZambia 9495
94
TanzaniaMalawi 9697
96
ZimbabweMozambique 9899
98
NamibiaBotswana 100101
100
LesothoSwaziland 102103
102
South AfricaSeychelles 104105
104
ComorosMadagascar 106107
106
Mauritius 108
108
Iceland 109
109
NorwayDenmark 110111
110
SwedenFinland 112113
112
EstoniaLatvia 114115
114
LithuaniaPoland 116117
116
Germany National and subnational flags 118120
118
MaltaVatican City 140141
140
San Marino 142
142
Switzerland National and subnational flags 143147
143
Liechtenstein 148
148
Austria National and subnational flags 149150
149
Hungary 151
151
Czech RepublicSlovakia 152153
152
SloveniaCroatia 154155
154
Bosnia Herzegovina 156
156
Montenegro 157
157
SerbiaKosovo 158159
158
AlbaniaMacedonia 160161
160
BulgariaGreece 162163
162
RomaniaMoldova 164165
164
BelarusUkraine 166167
166
Russian Federation National and subnational flags 168171
168
AzerbaijanArmenia 172173
172
TurkeyGeorgia 174175
174
LebanonSyria 176177
176
CyprusIsrael 178179
178
JordanSaudi Arabia 180181
180
YemenOman 182183
182
United Arab EmiratesQatar 184185
184
BahrainKuwait 186187
186
IraqIran 188189
188
TurkmenistanUzbekistan 190191
190
KazakhstanMongolia 192193
192
KyrgyzstanTajikistan 194195
194
AfghanistanPakistan 196197
196
NepalBhutan 198199
198
IndiaMaldives 200201
200
Sri LankaBangladesh 202203
202
MyanmarThailand 204205
204
LaosCambodia 206207
206
Vietnam 208
208
Malaysia National and subnational flags 209211
209
IndonesiaEast Timor 212213
212
SingaporeBrunei 214215
214
PhilippinesTaiwan 216217
216
ChinaNorth Korea 218219
218
South KoreaJapan 220221
220
Australia National and subnational flags 222223
222
VanuatuFiji 224225
224
Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands 226227
226
PalauMicronesia 228229
228
Marshall IslandsNauru 230231
230
KiribatiTuvalu 232233
232
SamoaTonga 234235
234
New Zealand 236
236
International flags 237238
237
Index 239240
239
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