A national flag is a flag that symbolizes a country. The flag is flown by the government, but usually can also be flown by citizens of the country.
Both public and private buildings such as schools and courthouses may fly the national flag. In some countries, the national flags are only flown from non-military buildings on certain flag days. There are three distinct types of national flag for use on land, and three for use at sea, though many countries use identical designs for several (and sometimes all) of these types of flag.
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... Flag Date Use Description 1506-1701 16th and 17th centuries Mapuche military flag during the Arauco War Blue field with a guñelve (eight-pointed star). 1557 Mapuche flag, used by Lautaro forces, in Arauco War Light blue gemil with a guñelve star bordered by black triangles 1541-1785 Burgundy Cross, flag of the Spanish forces in Arauco War and flag of the. 1785-1812, 1814-1817 Spanish national flag and war ensign 1812-1814 First National Flag, also called Bandera de la Patria Vieja ("Olg Fatherland Flag") Three horizontal strips blue, white and ...
... Flag Date Use Description 1919–1933 and since 1949 National and merchant flag (Bundes- und Handelsflagge) A tricolour, made of three equal. 1950– State flag and ensign (Bundesdienstflagge) and war flag (Kriegsflagge) ... This flag may only be used by federal government authorities ...
... Flag Date Use Description 1991 - Flag of Republic of Uzbekistan Three horizontal blue, white and green stripes, separated by two narrow red stripes ...
... the 1939 edition of Flaggenbuch) display a number of flags and standards of interwar Romanian public officials ... The war minister’s flag was a tricolor square with the letter “M” in white found on the blue stripe ... The other ministers had similar flags but without the “M” ...
... Most flags are hung vertically by rotating the flag pole ... However, some countries have specific protocols for this purpose or even have special flags for vertical hanging usually rotating some elements of the flag — such as the coat of arms — so that they ... Vertical variation of the flag of Slovakia Vertical variation of the flag of Greece Vertical variation of the flag of the United States Vertical variation of the flag of ...
Famous quotes containing the words flag and/or national:
“Hath not the morning dawned with added light?
And shall not evening call another star
Out of the infinite regions of the night,
To mark this day in Heaven? At last, we are
A nation among nations; and the world
Shall soon behold in many a distant port
Another flag unfurled!”
—Henry Timrod (18281867)
“We want, and must have, a national policy, as to slavery, which deals with it as being wrong.”
—Abraham Lincoln (18091865)