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Can You Guess the City Flag?


Are you looking to prove yourself as a true Vexillologist? Well, you have come to the right place! CVS Flags has been testing our readers lately with a variety of flag knowledge quizzes. First it was how well you know the state flags. Then we wanted to know how well you know the national flags of the world. Those quizzes were difficult, but we have a feeling that this one will be even tougher.

Most of you probably know your own city flag, but now we want to know how well you know all of the United States city flags. Not every U.S. city has a city flag, however, a majority of the larger cities do. Similar to the other versions of this quiz, we have assembled a list of 12 city flags and divided them into four different categories. The categories are based on how recognizable the flags are to the general American public. The four categories are; easy, intermediate, difficult, and Vexillologist.

Take a look at the list of flags below and see if you can guess the city flag.

The answers to the quiz can be found at the bottom of the page. Also, let us know how well you did in the comments section below!


Image of the Denver city flag.

Image of the Baltimore city flag.

Image of the San Antonio city flag.


Image of the Phoenix city flag.

Image of the New Orleans city flag.

Image of the Chicago city flag.


Image of the Indianapolis city flag.

Image of the Washington D.C. city flag.

Image of the St. Louis city flag.


Image of the St. Petersburg city flag.

Image of the Wichita city flag.

Image of a Minneapolis city flag.


Easy: Denver, Baltimore, San Antonio

Intermediate: Phoenix, New Orleans, Chicago

Difficult: Indianapolis, Washington D.C., St. Louis

Vexillologist: St. Petersburg (Florida), Wichita, Minneapolis

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