With so many different shapes, badges, colours, icons and patterns, the pool of flags providing colour and identification to the 197 countries around the world holds a vast array of designs. From the weird and wacky to the plain and simple, the representing symbols of each nation are rarely the same (although a few actually are!)
Everyone knows the recognisable Union Jack and the unmissable stars and stripes of the US, but not many can identify the flags representing smaller states in Africa, the Caribbean, Central America and the Middle East. Unless you're a keen expert in vexillology, this quiz should introduce you to some new and intriguing flag designs, and challenge you to identify the slight differences between countries sharing similar symbols. Whether inspired by history, culture or the specialised trade of the territory, each flag reveals a different tale and unique backstory.
Given the sheer number of nations across the world's seven continents, how hard is it to identify some obscure flags? With that question in mind, in this quiz, WhatCulture challenges you to identify these flags from around the globe!
Answers at the end!