Flags of the World
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Flags of the World
The national flag of Uganda has six horizontal stripes of equal width, alternating twice, starting from the top with, black, yellow and red. In the center of the flag is a white circle with a crane on it. The black stripe of the flag symbolizes the African people. The red stripe symbolizes fraternity and brotherhood and the yellow stripe represents the sun. The crane in the middle of the flag is the national symbol of Uganda, and a symbol that was first used during British colonial times. The black, yellow and red are also the official colors of the Uganda People's Congress party.
The flag of Uganda was adopted on October 9, 1962; the same day the country received it's independence from Britain.
The Ukraine national flag is divided horizontally into two equal halves. The top half of the flag is light blue and the bottom half of the flag is yellow. The blue half symbolizes the sky and the streams. The yellow half symbolizes the wheat fields of the Ukraine and prosperity.
The flag of the Ukraine was adopted on January 28, 1992. The Ukraine gained its independence on August 24, 1991 from the Soviet Union.
United Arab Emirates Flag
The United Arab Emirates flag features colors that are traditional pan Arab colors; red, green, black and white. On the left side of the flag is a vertical stripe of red. The rest of the flag is divided into three horizontal stripes of equal width. The colors from top to bottom are green, white and black. The pan Arab colors symbolize unity and independence and are also traditional colors of the Islamic faith.
The United Arab Emirates flag was adopted on December 2, 1971.
United Kingdom Flag
The United Kingdom flag is better known as the Union Jack flag. It brings together flags of three countries that ware united under one leadership. The flag of Northern Ireland is represented by St. Patrick's Cross, Scotland is represented by St. Andrew's Cross and England is represented by St. George's Cross. Each saint indicated is the patron saint of the country it represents.
The Union Jack flag was adopted on January 1, 1801 and is one of the most recognizable flags in the world.
The Uruguay national flag has nine stripes, alternating white and blue horizontally. Each stripe is equal width. In the upper left corner of the flag is a yellow sun with 16 rays, alternating wavy and straight. The sun also has a face on it. The sun emblem is called the 'Sun of May' and symbolizes freedom and independence. The nine stripes stand for the nine provinces of Uruguay that were there when the flag was created.
Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil in 1825. The flag was adopted on July 11, 1830 and originally had 17 stripes
United States of America Flag
The national flag for the United States of America or USA has thirteen horizontal stripes of equal width, in alternating colors of red and white. In the upper left corner of the flag is a blue box with 50 white, five-point stars. The stars are arranged in lines with six stars, then five stars. There are five rows with six stars and four rows with five stars. The thirteen stripes of the USA flag represent the 13 original colonies of the USA. The 50 stars of the flag represent all 50 states in the country. There are no official meanings for the colors but popular history shows the red of the flag is for valor, the white represents liberty and the blue is symbolic of loyalty, perseverance and justice.
The current version of the American flag wasn't adopted until July 4, 1960. July 4th is celebrated as Independence Day since the United States signed their Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1776. The US flag is often referred to as 'Old Glory' and the 'Stars and Stripes.' It has influenced the design of many other country's flags. When a USA flag gets too old to fly or is not in good condition, a ceremony is done where the flag is burned.
The Uzbekistan national flag has three horizontal stripe of equal width separated by two thin horizontal stripes. The colors of the stripes from top to bottom are light blue, red, white, red, and green. In the upper left corner is a thin white crescent and twelve, white, five-point stars in ascending horizontal rows. The light blue represents the sky and water. The red represents life. The white stripe represents purity of ideals and peace. The green stripe is symbolic of hope, nature, and new life. The crescent symbol represents independence and the twelve stars symbolize the twelve signs of the zodiac.
The flag of Uzbekistan was officially adopted on November 18, 1991; a few months after the country gained its independence from the Soviet Union.