There are many contested parts of the world that want to be countries, but are not recognized by the rest of the world’s community of nations, or maybe by only a few.
One of the first things these places do to assert their sovereignty is create a flag. Here is a selection of such flags. How many can you recognize?
Birds feature prominently in some flags. Can you identify these avian-themed banners from around the world?
The crescent moon, a symbol of Islam, is a familiar design on many of the world’s flags, including the ones featured in this quiz. How many of them can you recognize?
How well do you know your international flags? All of those horizontal stripes start to look the same after a while. Try this challenging quiz to test your knowledge:
Recognizing all 50 of America’s state flags is hard enough, but what about those from its obscure overseas territories? See how many of them you can identify in this challenging vexillological quiz: