Middle Eastern Countries Flags

Middle Eastern Countries’ Flags

A vast region with an interesting mosaic of nations, ethnic groups and religions, the Middle East is, unsurprisingly, home to many countries with a broad array of unique flag designs, symbols and colors. Before looking over those flags individually, let’s have a look at their recurring themes in order to gain a better understanding of what those banners represent.

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Germany Flag Vs Belgium Flag

Germany flag vs Belgium flag

To the unaided eye, the flags of Belgium and Germany are similar, at times leading to confusion – even for those at the higher levels of the government (check out the fun facts section below)! So, why do those flags look alike, what do they represent and how can you tell them apart?

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How to Hang a Flag on the Wall

How to Hang a Flag on the Wall

Hanging a flag from a wall is not an unusual sight. Still, not everyone gets it right, as it can sometimes turn out to be a slightly more challenging task than it initially appears.

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Flags with Lion

Flags with lions

Employing animals in order to convey a nation’s principle values is common practice in modern world. In fact, eagles are a popular theme on flags, but lions also have their fare share in flag depiction!

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Qatar flag vs Bahrain flag

Qatar flag vs Bahrain flag

When first looking at the flags of Qatar and Bahrain, one can hardly tell the difference. However, a direct comparison between them reveals perceptible differences in color and shape, while the symbols integrated in the design are also vastly divergent.

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Chile Flag vs Texas Flag

Chile flag vs Texas flag

At first glance, the flags of Chile and Texas look almost identical. Comprising of the same elements (a lone star on a blue background at the top half of the design and a couple of horizontal red and white bands) results in many people around the world – even Americans and Texans! – often failing to tell them apart.

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Which two countries have square-shaped flags?

Which two countries have square-shaped flags?

Today, apart from Nepal and its unique double triangular-pennant configuration symbolizing the Himalayan Mountains, there just two more exceptions to that rectangular-shape rule. Switzerland and Vatican City are the only 2 countries that have square-shaped flags.

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