Flags Unfurled: 30 Captivating Facts about Flags

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26Canadian flag

Canadian flag

The Canadian flag with the maple leaf in the middle has only been in use since 1965.

27. The flag of the Shetland Islands is a white Nordic cross on a blue background. It is an amalgamation of the flag of Scotland and the Scandinavian flags' use of the Nordic cross on their flags symbolizing Shetland's historical and cultural ties with Scandinavia.

28. The flag of Arkansas was originally designed by a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution but was subsequently updated by the State to reflect Confederate history.

29. From 1977-2011, the national flag of Libya was literally a green rectangle.

30. The flag of Amsterdam is meant to represent a triple cross of St. Andrew's.

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