Flags of the World
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Flags of the World
The national flag of Fiji has a blue base with the Union Jack of the United Kingdom in the top left corner and the Fiji Coat of Arms in the middle of the right side of the flag. The coat of arms is divided into four parts by the St. George Cross. Emblems in those four quadrants include a coconut palm, a dove with and olive branch, a bunch of bananas, and three sugar canes. On the top of the four quadrants is a lion holding a peeled coconut. The Union Jack on the flag represents Fiji's ties to Great Britain. The blue base of the flag represents the Pacific Ocean and the coat of arms represents the history of Fiji.
The flag of Fiji was officially adopted on October 10, 1970 on the day Fiji gained independence from Britain. The flag was chosen from designs that were submitted for a contest and is similar to the old flag of Fiji.
The Finnish national flag has a white base with a blue cross that has the vertical stripe slightly to the left of the center of the flag. This cross is commonly seen in Scandinavian flags and is symbolic of Finland being part of Scandinavia. The white of the flag represents the snow of the country and the blue represents the lakes.
This version of the Finnish flag was officially adopted on May 26, 1978 and is modeled after the design of the Swedish and Danish flags. There are strict laws surrounding the care and use of the Finnish flag including that the flag must be dried indoors after it is washed.
The national flag of France has three vertical stripes of equal width. From left the right the colors are blue, white and red. The colors of the flag are based on the cockade that was worn by King Louis XVI. The white of the flag represents royalty and the red and blue of the flag are the traditional livery colors of Paris, the Capital of France.
The Flag of France was officially adopted in May of 1794 and is one of the oldest flags in the world. The flag is often referred to as the French Tricolore and is the inspiration of many other flags throughout the world.