Thursday, February 09, 2017

Bizarre Flags

Feather Flags has posted a collection of unique flags from around the world along with information about each one.

Mozambique Flag
The only national flag in the world to feature a modern assault rifle.
The AK-47 is supposed to represent defence and vigilance in a country
that was beset with civil war for over a decade.

Nepal Flag
The flag of Nepal is the only national flag in the world that is not rectangular.
The flag is a simplified combination of two single pennants. Its crimson red is the colour
of the rhododendron, the country’s national flower. Red is also the sign of victory in war.
The blue border is the colour of peace.

West African Flag
This unusual flag is commonly (and wrongly) attributed to the Benin Empire.
It is one of four currently held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich
near London. There is some uncertainty about the exact origin of the flag,
and whether it came from Benin itself or was used by the forces of its Itsekiri allies.

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