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Grandpa Pencil
learns about

Flags of
the World

 


Flag:

A piece of cloth attached by one edge to a pole or rope as a country's emblem.
It is believed that the Ancient Egyptians were the first to fly flaglike streamers, these were attached to long poles or standards and were used in battle, a practice that continued throughout history.

Most flags are oblong or square. One end of the flag is attached to a staff or halyard. This end is called the Hoist.
The part of the flag that falls free is called the Fly while the quarter section at the top, next to the staff, is the Canton.
Adopted in 1903, the design for the Australian flag was the result of a competition which boasted five winners.
The large star, under the Union Jack, has seven points representing the States and Territories of Australia.

 

Australia
Capital:
Canberra

Austria
Capital:
Vienna

Belgium
Capital:
Brussells

Brazil
Capital:
Brasilia


Canada
Capital:
Ottowa

Chile
Capital:
Santiago

China
Capital:
Beijing

Cuba
Capital:
Havana


Czech
Republic

Egypt
Capital:
Cairo

El
Salvador

Capital:
San Salvador

Ethiopia
Capital:
Addis Ababa


Finland
Capital:
Helsinki

France
Capital:
Paris

Germany

Greece
Capital:
Athens


Hungary

Iceland
Capital:
Rekjavik

India
Capital:
New Delhi

Iran
Capital:


Iraq
Capital:
Bagdad

Ireland
Capital:
Dublin

Israel
Capital:
Jerusalem

Italy
Capital:
Rome


Jamaica
Capital:
Kingston

Japan
Capital:
Tokyo

Kenya
Capital:
Nairobi

North
Korea
Capital:
Pyongyang


South
Korea
Capital:
Seoul

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg
Capital:
Luxembourg


Malaysia

Mexico
Capital:
Mexico
City

Monaco

Philippines
Capital:
Quezon
City


Poland
Capital:
Warsaw

Portugal
Capital:
Lisbon

Puerto Rico
Capital:
San Juan

Romania
Capital:


Saudi
Arabia

Scotland

Singapore

Slovakia


South Africa
Capital:
Pretoria

Spain
Capital:
Madrid

Sweden
Capital:
Stockholm

Switzerland
Capital:
Bern


Taiwan
Capital:

Thailand
Capital:
Bangkok

Turkey
Capital:
Ankara

Ukraine


United Kingdom
Capital:
London

USA
Capital:
Washington

Venezuela
Capital:
Caracas

Vietnam
Capital:
Hanoi


 

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