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Blog Words : Weird@Wanderlust | 01 February

The world's strangest flags and why we love them

National flags are meant to distill the core values of a country. They don't always get it right but we love them all the same. Is your favourite amongst them?

Guam flag (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Guam (Shutterstock.com)

1. Guam

The only flag in the world designed to look like a really tacky souvenir t-shirt.

National flag of Kyrgyzstan (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Kyrgyzstan (Shutterstock.com)

2. Kyrgyzstan

The only flag in the world featuring a flaming Pétanque ball.

National flag of Central African Republic (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Central African Republic (Shutterstock.com)

3. Central African Republic

The only flag in the world made from Cuisenaire rods.

National flag of North Marianas Islands (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Northern Marianas Islands (Shutterstock.com)

4. Northern Marianas Islands

The only flag in the world featuring clip art. And a mysterious hooded person turning their back on the world.

National flag of Mozambique (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Mozambique (Shutterstock.com)

5. Mozambique

The only flag in the world to feature a hoe, an AK-47 and a book – the building blocks of any nation.

National flag of Bermuda (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Bermuda (Shutterstock.com)

6. Bermuda

The only flag in the world to feature a sinking ship.

The national flag of Dominica (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Dominica (Shutterstock.com)

7. Dominica

All hail the purple parrot!

Here are Wanderlust's favourite flags. And why ...

 

National flag of St Lucia

National flag of St Lucia (Shutterstock.com)

St Lucia

Because it looks like the Star Fleet emblem - Heidi Hodgkins.

National flag of Canada

National flag of Canada (Shutterstock.com)

Canada

Because the maple leaf reminds me of maple syrup which in turn reminds me of PANCAKES - Alex Gregg.

National flag of Wales (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Wales (Shutterstock.com)

Wales

Because it has a dragon on it. How kick-ass is that?! - Phoebe Smith.

National flag of Albania (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Albania (Shutterstock.com)

Albania

As designer I'm drawn by the strong graphic appearance of the black double-headed eagle on the red background. Who am I kidding?  I like this flag as it reminds me of the mythical liver bird that appears in Liverpool FC's emblem - Graham Berridge.

National flag of Bhutan (Shutterstock.com)

National flag of Bhutan (Shutterstock.com)

Bhutan

Because I think this dragon would beat Wales in a fight....it has got magic orbs!!! - Kevin Rawlins.

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