Top Ten Most Instantly Recognisable Flags
The Union Flag was (and still is) flown all across the globe. It was the symbol of the Empire upon which the sun never set.
The 3 individual flags that make the Union Flag though? Probably not as well recognised around world (though I would find that surprising as a Brit).
Damn straight, numbers one and two. Could argue bout the order, given the similarity to Australia and New Zealand (and on a few other grounds), but what the hell: Rule Brittania! (Just not here)
The Union Jack is instantly recognisable because;
1. Everyone knows what the UK is. Simple. It's up there with US, India, Russia, China, Germany, Australia, and possibly Canada and Japan.
2. It features on the flag of Australia, New Zealand, and many Pacific nations.
3. It featured on the flag of the old British colonial nations (Canada, 13 Colonies, India, South Africa, Rhodesia, etc.)
Yep those Stars and Stripes are a beautiful sight
All the other flags are just basically copies of each other. Britain's flag is basically plastered on 25% of the world's total flags. All those 3 color combo flags like Italy, Spain, France, Germany are confusing.
Canada is just a Leaf (more recognizable than Japan's gloryhole)
Japan has a huge capital city called Tokyo, other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai. It's close to South Korea, which is on the North West of it. It has a large population of 126.86 million people (Statistics Bureau of Japan. Retrieved April 27, 2016). ...read more.
the iconic flag
I'm surprised and really happy to see New Zealand so high (at #5! ) on this list. :) The flag has the famous Union Jack, and it also has the Southern Cross constellation. A very noble flag.
Oldest one in the book
Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. ...read more.
Come on, who does not know this flag?
the only not squared flag
Perhaps the most beautiful flag, beautiful meaning, people and hope for a beautifulEr future
Although it's the same as all Muslim flags this one is unique to Southwest Asia only.