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    • Flags by continent

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    • Flags by country

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    • Flags by design

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    • Flags by issue

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    • Flag anthems

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    • Flags in art

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    • Coats of arms with flags

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    • Flag controversies

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    • Flag designers

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    • Flag manufacturers

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    • Flags adopted through competition

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    • Historical flags

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    • Lists and galleries of flags

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    • Proposed flags

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    • Vexillology

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    • Flag images

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    • Flag

    • A flag is a piece of fabric (most often rectangular or quadrilateral) with a distinctive design that is used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or as decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed, and flags have since evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signalling and identific ... Read »


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    • Flag of Azawad

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      The flag of the State of Azawad, a now-defunct unrecognized state that declared independence from Mali on 6 April 2012, is a horizontal green-red-black tricolour with a yellow triangle at the hoist. Green, red and black are the Pan-African colours. It is the same as the flag of the National Movement for the Liberation ... Read »


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    • Banner

    • A banner is a flag or other piece of cloth bearing a symbol, logo, slogan or other message. A flag whose design is the same as the shield in a coat of arms (but usually in a square or rectangular shape) is called a banner of arms. Banner-making is an ancient craft. Church banners commonly portray the saint to whom the ... Read »


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    • Banner of arms

    • A banner of arms is a flag, which has the same image as a coat of arms, i.e. the shield of a full heraldic achievement, rendered in the rectangular shape of the flag. It can thus be compared with the heraldic flag but it is not only used ceremoniously but may be used e.g. as a national flag. The term is derived from t ... Read »


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    • Flags of the British Empire

    • During the time of the British Empire the dominions, of the colonies, protectorates, mandates, and other territories carried their own flags, mostly under the blue ensign, although some territories and colonies did also use other ensigns for their flags. ... Read »


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    • Historical flags of the British Empire

    • Historical flags of the British Empire

      During the time of the British Empire especially the late 19th Century onwards the dominions, of the colonies, protectorates, mandates, and other territories carried their own flags, mostly under the blue ensign, although some territories and colonies did also use other ensigns for their flags. ... Read »


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    • Capture the flag

    • Capture the Flag

      Capture the flag, commonly abbreviated as CTF, is a traditional outdoor game where two teams each have a flag (or other marker) and the objective is to capture the other team's flag, located at the team's "base," and bring it safely back to their own base. Enemy players can be "tagged" by players in their home territor ... Read »


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    • Civil flag

    • A civil flag is a version of the national flag that is flown by civilians on nongovernmental installations or craft. The use of civil flags was more common in the past to denote buildings or ships not manned by the military. In some countries, the civil flag is the same as the war flag or state flag but without the co ... Read »


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    • Color guard

    • In military organizations, the Colour Guard (or Color Guard) refers to a detachment of soldiers assigned to the protection of regimental colours. This duty is so prestigious that the colour is generally carried by a young officer (Ensign), while experienced non-commissioned officers (Colour sergeants) are assigned to t ... Read »


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    • Colours, standards and guidons

    • In military organizations, the practice of carrying colours, standards or guidons, both to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander, is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt some 5,000 years ago. The Roman Empire also made battle standards a part of their vast armies. It was fo ... Read »


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    • Conservation and restoration of flags and banners

    • The conservation and restoration of flags and banners is the process by which conservators work to preserve and restore flags and banners from future deterioration and damage. As a part of Conservation of Textiles, flag and banner conservation require the care of a skilled and well trained textile conservator, specific ... Read »


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    • Fanion

    • A fanion is a small flag used by the French military; the equivalent of an American guidon or British company colour. The name derives from the Italian word gonfanone, or gonfanon. They were often attached to a small staff which was placed in the muzzle of a rifle. The regulation sizes were 50 cm x 40 cm for a b ... Read »


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    • Flag of convenience

    • Flag of convenience (FOC) is a business practice whereby a merchant ship is registered in a country other than that of the ship's owners, and the ship flies that country's civil ensign. Owners of a ship may register the ship under a flag of convenience to reduce operating costs or avoid the regulations of the owner's c ... Read »


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    • Flag of Gascony

    • The flag appeared in the time of pope Clément III to gather the Gascons during the Third crusade (12th century). It contains the St Andrew's cross, the patron saint of Bordeaux and the red color of English kingdom, who reigned over Gascony from 12th to mid-15th century. After the end of the Hundred Years' War, the ... Read »


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    • Flag of Minsk Voblast

    • The flag of Minsk voblast is the official flag of Minsk voblast, Belarus. It was approved on November 22, 2007 by decree #595 of the President. The flag has a red field whose obverse side is charged with the coat of arms of Minsk voblast. It has a 1:2 ratio. ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Arab Revolt

    • The Flag of the Arab Revolt was a flag used by the Arab nationalists during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The flag was designed by the British diplomat Sir Mark Sykes, in an effort to create a feeling of "Arab-ness" in order to fuel the revolt. Although the Arab Revolt was only ver ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Hopi Nation

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      The flag of the Hopi Nation is used by the Native American Hopi people of Arizona in the United States who live on the Hopi Reservation. The flag is a vertical tricolour of turquoise, white, and yellow, with the Hopi symbol in the middle. The flag is accompanied by a red fringe. The Hopi reservation is completely surro ... Read »


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    • Flag patch

    • A flag patch is a piece of fabric displaying the national flag of a country. The image of the flag is usually produced by embroidery, using different colored threads. It can also be produced by printing directly on the fabric, although this is less common. Many countries have patches made to resemble their flag for use ... Read »


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    • Flag signals

    • Flag signals can mean any of various methods of using flags or pennants to send signals. Flags may have individual significance as signals, or two or more flags may be manipulated so that their relative positions convey symbols. Flag signals allowed communication at a distance before the invention of radio and are stil ... Read »


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    • Four Provinces Flag of Ireland

    • The four traditional provinces of Ireland (Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster) are popularly displayed quartered as the arms of Ireland. The Four Provinces Flag and variants of it are used by various all-Ireland sports teams and cultural organisations. The order in which the flags appear varies. The Flag of Leinst ... Read »


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    • Gonfalon

    • The gonfalon, gonfanon, gonfalone (from the early Italian confalone) is a type of heraldic flag or banner, often pointed, swallow-tailed, or with several streamers, and suspended from a crossbar in an identical manner to the ancient Roman vexillum. It was first adopted by Italian medieval communes, and later, by local ... Read »


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    • Green flag

    • Green Flag Limited

      Green Flag is a British roadside assistance and vehicle recovery provider, which is part of the Direct Line Group. Formed in 1971 (as the National Breakdown Recovery Club) as an alternative to the AA and RAC, using a network of local garages and mechanics to deliver recovery and repair services, instead of patrolling m ... Read »


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    • Half-mast

    • Half-mast or half-staff refers to a flag flying below the summit on a pole. In many countries this is seen as a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or in some cases, a salute. Strictly speaking, flags are said to be half-mast if flown from ships, and half-staff if on land, although not all regional variations of Eng ... Read »


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    • Jack (flag)

    • A jack is a national (originally naval) flag flown from a short jackstaff at the bow of a vessel, while the ensign is flown on the stern. Jacks on bowsprits or foremasts appeared in the 17th century. The word "jack" is said to result from the signature Jacques of King James I in whose reign (1603–1625) the Union J ... Read »


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    • Jolly Roger

    • Jolly Roger is the traditional English name for the flags flown to identify a pirate ship about to attack during the early 18th century (i.e. the later part of the "Golden Age of Piracy"). The flag most commonly identified as the Jolly Roger today, the skull and crossbones symbol on a black flag, was used during the 1 ... Read »


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    • List of Hong Kong flags

    • This is a list of flags of Hong Kong. ... Read »


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    • List of Macanese flags

    • This is a list of flags of Macau. ... Read »


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    • Miniature flag

    • A miniature flag, sometimes called a stick flag, is a small flag on a short pole. Miniature flags are usually found as 4 inch by 6 inch flags stapled onto a black plastic 10 inch pole, and usually have a gold spear on top of the pole. There are special bases that are especially made for these 4 x 6 inch fla ... Read »


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    • Flag officer

    • A flag officer is a commissioned officer in a nation's armed forces senior enough to be entitled to fly a flag to mark the position from which the officer exercises command. The term is used differently in different countries: The generic title of flag officer is used in several modern navies and coast guards to ... Read »


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    • Pennon

    • A pennon or pennant is a flag that is larger at the hoist than at the fly. It can have several shapes, such as triangular, tapering or triangular and swallow-tailed. It was one of the principal three varieties of flags carried during the Middle Ages (the other two were the banner and the standard).Pennoncells and stre ... Read »


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    • Private signal

    • Private signals are custom designed flags used to symbolize and identify the owner of a boat. These generally have a swallowtail shape but may instead be rectangular or sometimes triangular. Private signal tradition is drawn from heraldry but typically does not incorporate intricate designs from a family crest. A ... Read »


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    • Racing flags

    • Racing flags are traditionally used in auto racing and similar motorsports to indicate track condition and to communicate important messages to drivers. Typically, the starter, sometimes the grand marshal of a race, waves the flags atop a flag stand near the start/finish line. Track marshals are also stationed at obser ... Read »


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    • Saltire

    • A saltire, also called St Andrew's Cross, is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross, like the shape of the letter X in Roman type. The word comes from the Middle French sautoir ("stirrup"), possibly owing to the shape of the triangular areas in the design. It appears in numerous flags, including those of Sc ... Read »


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    • Standard-bearer

    • A standard-bearer is a person (soldier or civilian) who bears an emblem called an ensign or standard, i.e. either a type of flag or an inflexible but mobile image, which is used (and often honoured) as a formal, visual symbol of a state, prince, military unit, etc. This can either be an occasional duty, often seen as ... Read »


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    • List of Taiwanese flags

    • Taiwan has been controlled by various governments and has been associated with various flags throughout its history. Since 1945, the Republic of China controls the island; thus the flag most commonly associated with it is the Flag of the Republic of China Below are the flags used in the political divisions of Taiwa ... Read »


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    • Umbul-umbul

    • Umbul-umbul, also called rérontek or, archaically, tunggul, are a type of flag or pennant made of a strip of cloth whose longer side is attached to a pole. They are used in the traditional culture of Java and Bali, Indonesia, where they are carried in festivals and serve other decorative purposes. A Sundanese langu ... Read »


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    • Vexillography

    • Vexillography is the art and practice of designing flags; it is allied with vexillology, the scholarly study of flags, but is not synonymous with that discipline. A person who designs flags is a vexillographer. Flag designs exhibit a number of regularities, arising from a variety of practical concerns, historical circ ... Read »


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    • Vexillology

    • Vexillology is the scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general. The word is a synthesis of the Latin word vexillum ("flag") and the Greek suffix -logia ("study.") The constitution of the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (known b ... Read »


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    • White flag

    • White flag

      White flags have had different meanings throughout history and depending on the locale. The white flag is an internationally recognized protective sign of truce or ceasefire, and request for negotiation. It is also used to symbolize surrender, since it is often the weaker party which requests negotiation. A white ... Read »


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