Flags of the World
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Flags of the World
The flag of Taiwan has a red base with a blue rectangle that takes up the top left quarter of the flag. Within the blue rectangle is a sun with 12 points. The red on the flag represents the Han Chinese race. The white sun on a blue base was the flag for the Kuomingtang party, with each of the 12 rays representing the two hours of the day.
The flag was adopted on October 28, 1928.
The Tajikistan flag has three horizontal stripes, the top and bottom stripe are narrower than the middle stripe. In the middle stripe is an emblem of a crown with seven, five-point stars above it. The top stripe is red and represents the land and Tajikistan's independence. The middle stripe is white and represents purity and the cotton industry. The green, bottom stripe is for the agriculture of the country. The crown and stars in the middle stripe are yellow and represent the Tajik sovereignty, the workers and the social classes.
The flag was adopted on November 24, 1992, just over a year after the country gained its independence from the Soviet Union.
The Tanzanian flag has five diagonal stripes that run from the bottom left to the top right. The outer two stripes of green (on top) and blue (on bottom) are equal width. Going inward are two narrow yellow stripes and the middle stripe is black. The green stripe symbolizes the fertility of the land and the blue stripe is for the Indian Ocean. The yellow stripes symbolize the mineral wealth of Tanzania and the black stripe represents the citizens of the country.
The flag was adopted officially on June 30, 1964.
The national flag of Thailand has five horizontal stripes. The flag is basically divided into three sections. The top and bottom sections have two stripes of equal width, red and white. The center section is a solid blue stripe. The red stripes symbolize the blood shed for Thailand's independence. The white stripes represent Buddhism and purity and the blue stripe is on the flag to honor WWI allies of Thailand; France, Great Britain, Russia and the United States.
The flag of Thailand was adopted on September 28, 1917.
The national flag of Tibet is quite interesting and is known as the Snow Lion Flag. It has a narrow yellow stripe on the top, left and bottom. There is a yellow sun with 12 rays pointing out. The sun sits atop a vertical, white triangle. There are twelve alternating stripes of red and blue around the sun that extend either to the yellow stripe or the right side of the flag. Within the triangle, which represents a white snowy mountain, are two snow lions, a yin-yang wheel and the Wishing Gem. The yellow around the three sides of the flag represent Buddhism. The red and blue bands represent the original ancestors of the Tibetan people. The suns rays represent freedom, prosperity and the spiritual and material happiness in the land of Tibet.
The flag was designed by the 13th Dalai Lama.
The Togo flag has five horizontal stripes of equal width alternating green and yellow. In the left top corner of the flag is a red square with a white, five-point star in the center. The colors of the flag are traditional pan African colors. The green on the flag represents hope, agriculture and fertility. The yellow represents the mineral wealth. The red square is for patriotism and loyalty. The white star symbolizes life, peace, dignity, purity and independence.
The flag of Togo was adopted on April 27, 1960 as Togo gained its independence from France. The design of the flag came from a contest in 1958 in which Mr. Ahyi Paul won.
The national flag of Tonga has a red base with a white rectangle in the top left corner. Inside the rectangle is a red cross. The cross represents the major religion of the country, Christianity. The white symbolizes purity and the red symbolizes the blood shed by Jesus on the cross.
This flag of Tonga was originally seen in the 1860s but wasn't officially adopted until November 4, 1875. It is one of the oldest surviving world flags
Trinidad & Tobago Flag
The Trinidad & Tobago flag has three diagonal stripes on a red base. The stripes run from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. The center stripe is black and there are two narrow white stripes on both sides of the black stripe. The red on the flag represents the courage and friendliness of the country's people as well as the sun. The black stripe symbolizes unity and strength of the people. The white stripes stand for purity, equality and the sea. All three colors together represent fire, water and earth.
The Trinidad & Tobago flag was adopted on August 31, 1962, the same day the country received its independence from Britain.
The national flag of Tunisia has a red base with a white circle in the middle. Inside the circle are a crescent moon and five-point star, both in red. The red of the flag represents the Islamic religion and the Ottoman Empire. The white circle symbolizes the sun and the crescent and star are traditional Islamic symbols.
It is not known the official date on which the flag was adopted but it was some time between 1831 and 1835. Tunisia gained its independence from France in 1956 and the flag was formally adopted on July 3, 1999.
The Turkish national flag has a red base with a white crescent on the left side pointing to the right. At the tips of the crescent is a white, five-point star. The red on the flag symbolizes the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic faith. The crescent and star are traditional Islamic symbols of good luck.
This flag of Turkey has been used since the mid 1800s but wasn't officially adopted until June 5, 1936.
The Turkmenistan flag is often described as the most detailed flag of the world. It has a green base with a single vertical stripe on the left side. Within the stripe are five patterns above two olive branches. The patterns are traditional patterns of the country and are usually seen on traditional rugs.. To the left of the stripe on the top are a white crescent and five, five-pointed stars. The green on the flag represents Islam, as do the crescent and stars. The five stars represent the five regions of Turkmenistan as well the five senses.
The flag of Turkmenistan was officially adopted on January 24, 2001, a few months before the country gained its independence from the Soviet Union.
Turks & Caicos Islands Flag
The Turks & Caicos Islands flag has a dark blue background. In the upper left corner of the flag is the Union Jack flag of Great Britain. On the right side of the flag is the country's Coat of Arms that includes a conch, a lobster and a cactus on a yellow base. The Union Jack on the flag represents the Island nation's ties to Britain. The three pictures on the Coat of Arms represent three things found on the islands.
The flag was officially adopted on November 7, 1968.
The flag of Tuvalu has a light blue background with the Union Jack flag in the upper left corner and nine, yellow, five-point stars going diagonally on the right side of the flag. The Union Jack flag represents Tuvalu's ties to Great Britain. The nine stars on the flag represent the islands that make up the nation and their geographical positioning, as the top of the flag represents the east and the left side is north. The name Tuvalu translates to 'eight standing alone'.
Tuvalu received its independence on October 1, 1975 and the flag was adopted on that day.