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Similar Looking National Flags


There are 196 countries in the world today. So in essence, there should be 196 unique national flags. However, that is not the case; there are actually numerous national flags that look similar, if not identical.

Mexico, Italy & Hungary

You are able to distinguish the difference between the three because their color pattern is different. Also, Mexico has an emblem at the center of the flag. Nonetheless, the flags are very similar and could be easily confused.

Image of the Mexico national flag.

Image of the Italy national flag.

Image of the Hungary national flag.

Australia & New Zealand

These two flags are practically identical, despite a few minor differences. Both flags feature the same design principles, the only differences are that the Australia flag features six 7 point white stars while the New Zealand flag features four 5 point red stars.

Image of the Australia national flag.

Image of the New Zealand national flag.

Russia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, & France

These four flags all feature the same color scheme while making minor changes to the color tones and patterns.

Image of the Russia national flag.



Image of the Luxembourg national flag.

Image of the Netherlands national flag.

Image of the France national flag.

Ghana & Cameroon

Once again, these two flags feature the same color scheme but simply change the directional pattern of the stripes. The center point stars are also different colors.

Image of the Ghana national flag.

Image of the Cameroon national flag.

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, & Sweden

All five of these flags actually feature different color schemes and tones; however, they all feature the same off-centered cross symbol.

Image of the Denmark national flag.

Image of the Finland national flag.

Image of the Iceland national flag.

Image of the Norway national flag.

Image of the Sweden national flag.

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Similar Looking State Flags

00    Not all state flags were created at the same time, so it is curious to why some of them lack creativity. When looking through U.S. state flags, it’s not hard to notice a recurring theme among them. Most of them feature a blue background with some sort of image, or seal on the front. Since already know about the most unique state flags, let’s take a look at some similar looking state flags. Michigan & Pennsylvania Possibly the most similar looking state flags in the country. Both flags feature a blue background, a bald eagle resting on a perch, a center point emblem, and two animals on their hind legs facing each other.                 Nebraska & New Hampshire These two state flags are not as similar in terms of figures on the flags. However, the flags feature nearly identical designs and color schemes. A blue background, gold center point seal, and gold identification wording that circles the inside of the seal.               Montana & Kansas These two flags once again feature blue backgrounds and gold lettering. Both flags here have a circular center point image that … Keep Reading...

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The Most Unique State Flags

00    If you have ever been to a national monument, or place that displays all of the US state flags, you might have noticed a trend. Many of the state flags look similar. Most of them feature a blue background with some sort of image, or seal on the front. Some states you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference if they didn’t state their name on the flag. With the lack of creativity among most of the US state flags, we wanted to point out a few of the more unique state flags. Take a look at the list below (or check out our collection of state flags and decide for yourself): Most Unique State Flags Texas – The lone star state has a meaningful and easily identifiable state flag. One of the most well known, and unique state flags in the United States. California – Another very unique state flag. It features the word “Republic” which boasts a sense of pride, prevalence, and originality for the state. Not to mention, clothing lines have originated from this state flag. New Mexico – Scorching sun, dry air, and a sandy landscape embodies this state and their state flag design. South … Keep Reading...

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The World’s Most Famous Flags

0-1    United States The US flag is arguably the most famous flag in the world because of America’s superpower status (Hollywood also helps). People across the world associate the stars and stripes with freedom and democracy. United Kingdom The United Kingdom flag is famously named the ‘Union Flag’ which represents the unity of the four countries in the UK. It is one of the most famous flags in the world because of its unique design. The United Kingdom itself is famous for its culture, weather and status among the world’s superpowers. Japan The Japanese flag is a famous flag for a variety of reasons, mainly because of its unique and simplistic design. Another factor is that the Japanese flag has never been changed since its debut in 1870, making it a consistent symbol throughout history. The majority of the flag’s fame comes from Japan’s involvement in World War II. Canada The Canadian flag is recognizable mainly because of two things, its maple leaf design and hockey. Its design is appropriate because it incorporates the national symbol (maple leaf) and the country’s official colors. Many people in North America recognize it because of its close proximity and large body of … Keep Reading...

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What is a Diver Down Flag?

00    Most people have probably never heard of it, let alone know what it looks like. A diver down flag (or skin diver flag), is a flag that is used on the water to indicate that there is a diver below. The diver down flag is a bright red flag with a diagonal white stripe. The colors serve as an alert signal to anyone in the surrounding area, telling them to stay away from the immediate area around the diver down flag. Nearby boats are supposed to stay anywhere from 50 and 300 feet away from the diver down flag. If the divers are not diving from a boat, the diver down flag needs to be displayed on a flotation device that is anchored within a few hundred feet of the divers. The diver down flag is used in conjunction with an alpha flag when diving from a boat. The alpha flag is a white and blue flag with a triangular notch on the free end. This flag should be flown by a boat whenever the mobility of the boat is hindered. Many times, divers will display this flag when they leave the boat because it signals to nearby … Keep Reading...


Replacing Your Golf Flags

00    Unfortunately, the golf season is winding down as we approach the cold winter months. It’s almost time to pack up everything and hibernate until springtime. In doing so, you will want to clean your clubs, blow out your irrigation system, cover greens and tee boxes, and bring your flags/flagpoles inside. Preparing for winter is a critical process in order to prevent major maintenance in the spring. In doing so, you will want to inspect your golf flags. As with any material, golf flags can deteriorate and lose their color over time. The hot sun, strong gusts of wind, and intense rain showers can take a toll on your golf flags. Sometimes, you will conclude that replacing them is your best bet. Some of you may operate a golf course, while others may practice in their backyard. For that reason, CVS Flags has both plain and numbered golf flags. These flags are crafted with heavy duty nylon so they are built to last. We added multiple rows of lock stitching for longer life, strength, durability, and less fraying. They are also treated to reduce fading from sunlight. Although they are strong, they are also light, and are able to … Keep Reading...


Selecting a Flag Pole

+1040    So you just purchased a brand new flag, now where do you hang it? How do you hang it? All questions that you might not think about when purchasing a flag. The good news is there are numerous ways to hang a flag, but you need the proper equipment.  This is where a flag pole comes in handy. When choosing a flag pole, you should be aware of the height of the building closest to the flag. Typically, you can use these building height estimates as a guideline: 18-25 feet for a single story building, 25-30 feet for two stories, and 30-40 feet for three stories. Be mindful of the climate in which you live, and select the appropriate flag pole based on possible weather conditions. Your flag pole will be outside 24/7, so make sure to factor in durability. Once you purchase your flag pole, the first step is deciding on where to place the flag pole. The ideal placement is a grassy area in a prominent place close to the front door of the building. Installing the flag pole is another story because you will probably need assistance from at least one other person. CVS Flags … Keep Reading...


Show Your School Spirit with NCAA Flags

00    It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a college student, or a fan of college athletics. School is in session, the NCAA football season has been underway for a month, and we are nearing the beginning of both the hockey and basketball seasons. It’s a busy time on college campuses these days. With so much going on, you should feel an urge to show your school pride one way or another. CVS Flags believes that officially licensed NCAA flags are the perfect way to show your school pride all season, and all semester long. Whether you are in school, graduated, or never went to college, you probably have a favorite school to root for. We have a wide variety of NCAA flags from the top athletic schools in the country. From Alabama, to Duke, all the way to UCLA – we’ve got you covered with officially licensed NCAA flags. Even if you aren’t a sports fan, you can still show your school spirit with NCAA flags. Many of the top athletic schools are also top academic schools. School spirit extends beyond the playing field and into the classroom. You might think that flags are only used during … Keep Reading...


The Worlds Largest Flags

00    According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the worlds largest flag flown from a flag pole was a Mexican National Flag in the city of Piedras Negras. The flag measured an eye popping 112 x 196 feet and was hung from a 328 foot flag pole. The flag was flown on December 2, 2011. (image below) The worlds largest flag ever displayed in the United States was a 255 x 505 foot giant US Flag hung on the Hoover Dam. This 3000 lb flag (image below) was flown temporarily during the 1996 Olympic torch relay. That “Superflag” was later surpassed by Israel when they decided to lay a mammoth 2165 x 330 foot flag across the desert sand. Recently, the worlds largest flag pole ever (image below) was built in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. That flag pole measured in at 400 feet tall. It is deemed as the “Tallest Symbol of Freedom” in the world. Everyone in the world is constantly striving to be the biggest or the best at something. With that said, the market for extremely large flags is consistently growing. The area where we see the most growth is during sporting events. Most countries sing their … Keep Reading...

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Flying Flags in the Winter

+1-1    With the colder months of winter approaching, you might be wondering what to do with your outdoor flags. Obviously, the wear and tear of harsh winter winds and blistering cold temperatures are not an ally to your outdoor flags. Should you leave them be, bring them inside, or retire them and buy new ones for Spring? The short answer is that you can fly flags during the winter, but you need a specific flag and a rigorous maintenance schedule. Winter can be hard on humans, vehicles, homes, animals, and your outdoor flags. Wind, snow, sleet, and freezing rain barrage the great outdoors for months, and this can do a number on your outdoor flags. But don’t let the harsh conditions deter you from displaying your pride all year long. Here are some things to know before you let your flag fly this winter season: Selecting the right flag is the most important factor. You should be flying a Double Ply Polyester flag during the winter because it is the most durable material for extreme weather conditions. Fly smaller flags because they have less fabric area for the snow and wind to attack. If you fly a standard 5 … Keep Reading...

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