Top 10 Flags with Misleading Symbols / Elements On Them

The Top Ten

1 Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

UK has nothing to do with an island they didn't even colonize at the time - darthvadern

The flag of this U.S. state bears the Union Jack of the United Kingdom! - Metal_Treasure

2 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

Interesting how a number of consecutive flags listed seem to hint towards monarchy yet have very different governmental systems. Maybe they were going for something completely different in that case or were a monarchy in the past?

A great flag but Serbia isn't a monarchy and the crown is misleading - Metal_Treasure

Why is Denmark's flag (or at least a similar version) in the shield? - darthvadern

3 Montenegro

1) Montenegro isn't a monarchy and the crown is misleading
2) there aren't lions in Montenegro and this is also misleading. - Metal_Treasure

You forgot a thing, there aren't beige two-headed birds there either lol - darthvadern

4 Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

There aren't lions in Spain!
However, I understand the symbolism of the lion. I love this flag, one of my all time favorites. - Metal_Treasure

I also think it's one of the weaker in Europe - darthvadern

5 Vojvodina

Awesome flag but Vojvodina isn't a monarchy and this crown doesn't make sense - Metal_Treasure

6 Santiago

Gorgeous flag but:
1) Chile isn't a monarchy and the crown is unfitting

2) there aren't lions in Santiago, Chile - Metal_Treasure

7 Sicily

Is this how people in Sicily look like? Why this woman has 3 legs? Humans usually have 2 legs...Oh, and I see only legs and a head, there's no body... Ahh, I got it! She's a superwoman!
It's time to stop guessing: the flag was first adopted in 1282 and these 3 legs were supposed to represent the three corners of the island.
Cool. But that's really hard to guess. - Metal_Treasure

Wow... That's one of the most unusual looking flags I've ever seen. I need to get out more. - Gg2000

I am sicilian and I look like this. It's a very sexy look.

8 Nova Scotia

It's a Canadian province and I am sure there aren't lions in Canada - Metal_Treasure

Lots of mountain lions in Canada.

9 New Brunswick

Another Canadian province and again, there aren't lions in Canada, except for the ones in the zoo - Metal_Treasure

10 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or Bosnia & Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH or B&H, and, in short, often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.

At least Kosovo's makes sense seeing as it's a map of the country, this country makes much less sense - darthvadern

Deep blue and yellow, with stars, is often associated with the European Union and its flag(s) / logos. But Bosnia and Herzegovina isn't a member of the European Union (as of 2018).
Flags aren't the same but I find a strong resemblance. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Isle of Man

It resembles the Sicily flag because it was derived from it but this one is even more bizarre. You can't even guess it's a flag. It looks like a logo of a gymnastics championship or even Paralympic Games... - Metal_Treasure

12 Cuba Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

I think this is considered misleading because it looks similar to the Flag of the United States when actually Cuba has traditionally hated the United States. - Powell

13 Saskatchewan Saskatchewan is a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, the only province without a natural border.

Never seen lions in Canada (the ones in the zoo don't count) - Metal_Treasure

14 Antarctica
15 Lombardy

Is this a flag or a logo of company for toys and games? - Metal_Treasure

16 Prince Edward Island

A province in Canada, again, with a lion on it - Metal_Treasure

17 Puerto Rico

I didn't add this and Cuba and I don't know what is viewed as misleading in them - Metal_Treasure

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