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The Coolest-Looking National Flags in the World

Updated February 21, 2020 344.7k votes 43.7k voters 651.0k views70 items

List RulesVote up the national flags with the coolest designs (no matter what you think of the country).

This list of the best country flags is ranked from best to worst and includes the coolest flags from any country on earth. When considering which country has the best flag, there are a few things that we must consider. The design should be simple, memorable, and worthy of the nation it represents, or simply just really, really cool. Which national flag is the best? Vote on this list and pick your favorite design from these coolest country flags.

The Asian country of Bhutan has a beautiful flag that incorporates the intricate emblem of the Thunder Dragon over two colors that represent the secular and spiritual powers of the country. Papua New Guinea also has a visually striking flag that is rich with symbolism. Whether symbolic, colorful, or rich with design, the coolest national flags have it all!

South Korea's flag features a bold design, centered around the symbol of ying and yang. The United States flag has great visibility in its color choices and the stars and stripes show great pride in our journey as a nation. Japan has a flag that is simple, but memorable giving them great recognition across the world.

Which countries have the best flags? Vote on this list of cool flags to get your favorite toward the top.

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  • Brazil
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    Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km. It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47.3 percent of the continent of South America. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected... more on Wikipedia
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  • Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Covering 9.98 million square kilometres in total, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Its common border with the United States forms the world's longest land border. The land that is now Canada has been inhabited for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French colonies were established on the region's Atlantic coast. As a consequence of various conflicts, the... more on Wikipedia
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  • Papua New Guinea
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    Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world; 848 languages are listed for the country, of which 12 have no known living speakers. Most of the population of over 7 million people live in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. It is... more on Wikipedia
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  • Nepal
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    Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres and a population of approximately 27 million, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri Corridor and from Bhutan by the Indian state of Sikkim. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains,... more on Wikipedia
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