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01. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Namibia
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The design of the flag of Namibia consists of a white-edged red diagonal band, creating two triangles - the upper blue triangle is charged with a yellow sun with 12 rays, and a lower green triangle. The sun is to represent life and energy, red for heroism of the people and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity. Green is for agricultural resources, blue is for the sky and the ocean, white for peace and unity.

02. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Uganda
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The design of the flag of Uganda consists of two sets of black, yellow and red horizontal bands. The black is for the African people, yellow for the African sunshine, and red being the colour of the African brotherhood - being the colour of blood, through which all African people are connected. In the centre of the field is a white disc charged with the national emblem, which is a grey crowned crane, facing the hoist side. The cranes raised leg is for the forward movement of the country.

03. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Canada.
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The flag of Canada consists of a red field with a white square at its centre, positioned inside which is an 11 pointed red maple leaf. Due to this distinctive design feature, the Canadian flag is sometimes referred to colloquially as the "Maple Leaf".

04. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Rwanda
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Although Rwanda never had any historical ties to the United Kingdom, it chose to join the Commonwealth of Nations in 2009 to take advantage of the diplomatic and economic ties that membership would bring. This Rwandan flag design consists of a tri-colour of blue, yellow and green, with the blue stripe being the widest and the yellow and green of equal size. The blue stripe is charged with a yellow sun situated in the upper right corner of the fly side. Symbolically, the blue band is for happiness and peace, the yellow band economic development and the yellow sun for enlightenment. The lower green band is for the hope of prosperity. The design of the Rwandan flag was adopted in 2001 and was chosen to avoid any connotations to the genocide in 1994. The new design as a whole is said to represent national unity, respect for work, confidence in the future and heroism.

05. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Sierra Leone
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The design of the flag of Sierra Leone is a tri-colour of green, white and blue with the green symbolising the country's natural resources, agriculture and the mountains. White is for unity and justice, and blue is for the harbour of Freetown, the Capital city of Sierra Leone.

06. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

New Zealand Flag
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This design of the New Zealand flag was adopted in 1902 and consists of a blue field with a Union Jack in the upper left corner of the hoist side (the Canton) and 4 red stars, bordered with white on the fly side of the flag - these are based on the Southern Cross. The stars of the Southern Cross represent the country's location in the South Pacific Ocean while the Union Jack recognises NZ's historical origins as a British colony.

07. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Belize
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When Belize became Independent in 1981, this flag design was adopted. The Belize flag consists of a blue background, red borders top and bottom, and Coat of Arms in the middle. The Coat of Arms is said to represent the logging industry that first lead the British to settle there. The colours represent the country's national parties, the red being added after the United Democrats Party objected to the flag only being blue and white originally as that was the People's United Party's representatives colours.

08. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Mozambique
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Although Mozambique never had any historical ties to the United Kingdom, it chose to join the Commonwealth of Nations in 1995 to take advantage of the diplomatic and economic ties that membership would bring. This flag of Mozambique was adopted in 1983 and consists of a tri-colour flag of green, black and yellow stripes edged with white. On the hoist side there is an isosceles triangle in red with a yellow star in the centre. Superimposed on the star is an AK-47 with a bayonet attached to the barrel crossed over a farming mattock over an open book. Green stands for the riches of the land, the white edging for peace. Black is for the African continent, yellow for the countries mineral and red the struggle for independence. The rifle stands for defense and vigilance, the open book for the importance of education, the hoe represents the country's agriculture. The star symbolises Marxism and internationalism.

09. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

United Kingdom Flag
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An iconic flag - the Union Jack consists of the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England, which also represents Wales), edged in white, superimposed on the saltire of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), also edged in white, which are superimposed on the saltire of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland). Wales is not represented in the Union Flag by Wales's patron saint, Saint David, because the flag was designed whilst Wales was part of the Kingdom of England.

10. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Zambia
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The Zambian flag's colours and emblems are rich in symbolism. Each of the four colours represents an aspect of Zambia: green for the country's natural resources and vegetation; red for its struggle for freedom; black for its people and orange for its mineral wealth (primarily copper). The eagle is an African fish eagle, which also appears in the national coat of arms and represents the people's ability to rise above the nation's problems.

11. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Tanzania
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The Tanzania flag was adopted in 1964 when Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged and the current flag design was created to replace the two individual flags. This design incorporates elements of both of the former flags - it consists of a black diagonal stripe edged in yellow, dividing the upper green triangle from the lower blue triangle. The green represents the natural vegetation and agricultural resources of the country. The black is to represent the Swahili people who are native to Tanzania. The blue is for the Indian ocean and numerous lakes and rivers of the land. The thin yellow stripes represent the mineral wealth of Tanzania.

12. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of the Bahamas
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The colours of the flag of the Bahamas carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The gold alludes the shining sun – as well as other key land-based natural resources – while the aquamarine epitomises the water surrounding the country. The black symbolises the vigour, and force of the Bahamian people, while the directed triangle evokes their "enterprising and determined" nature to cultivate the abundant natural resources on the land and in the sea.

13. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

The flag of Guyana.
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This current design of the Guyana flag was adopted in 1966 and is known as the 'golden arrowhead'. This design came about when Guyana became independent from the United Kingdom. The design consists of a green field with a black edged red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side, on top of a larger yellow triangle with a white border. The symbolism of the colours of the Guyana flag are as follows - green for the agricultural and forests, white for many rivers of the country. Gold for the mineral wealth, red for zeal and sacrifice in nation-building, and black represents perseverance.

14. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of South Africa
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The design of the flag of South Africa consists of a horizontal red stripe on the top, and an equal blue stripe on the bottom. These stripes are divided by a green band running towards the hoist side of the flag, where it splits into a wide horizontal Y shape. The green band is bordered by thin white stripes running along the top and bottoms sides. Inside the Y shape is a black isosceles triangle edged with narrow yellow stripes. The colours themselves are noted to 'not have any essential meaning' however the colours come from different sources. Black green and yellow are from the African National Congress while the blue white and red are found in both the former flag of South Africa and the flag of the United Kingdom.

15. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Tonga Flag
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The colours and symbols of the Tongan flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The red cross alludes to Christianity, the religion practiced by approximately 97% of the country's population. It is one of 28 national flags to contain overtly Christian symbols. The white epitomizes purity, while the red evokes the sacrifice of the Blood of Christ, which was shed during the Crucifixion.

16. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Antigua and Barbuda Flag
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This flag was adopted after a competition was held in 1967 to design a new flag, to mark the achievement of self-government. The colours of the Antigua and Barbuda flag represent different elements, with the yellow, blue and white standing for the sea, the sun and the sand, while the black and red represent the African ancestry of the people, and red for energy or the life of the people. The blue also represents the Caribbean sea, while the V shape of the design represents Victory.

17. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Flag of Malawi
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The Malawi flag design consists of a horizontal tri-band of black, red and green stripes. The black stripe has a red rising sun with 31 rays. Symbolically, the 31 rays represent that Malawi was the 31st African nation at the time to gain independence. The black is for the indigenous people of the land, red for the blood of their struggle and green to represent nature.

18. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Singapore Flag
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The red field on the Singapore flag symbolises "universal fellowship and equality", while the white filed symbolises "pervading and everlasting purity and virtue". The crescent moon represents a "young nation on the ascendant". The five stars stand for the nation's ideals of "democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality". The crescent symbol is also seen by the nation's Muslim activists to represent Islam.

19. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Pakistan Flag
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The Islamic green of the flag of Pakistan represents the Muslim-majority populace of Pakistan while the white stripe on the hoist-end represents its various religious minorities i.e. Non-Muslims, such as Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Zoroastrians and others. The combined star and crescent serve as a symbol of Islam, with the crescent representing progress and the five-pointed star representing light and knowledge. The flag symbolises Pakistan's commitment to both Islam as well as the rights of religious minorities.

20. This is the flag of which Commonwealth country?

Seychelles Flag
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The flag of the Seychelles consists of five different coloured bands (blue, yellow, red, white, and green) starting from one end and diverging towards the other end. The oblique bands symbolise a dynamic new country moving into the future. The colour blue depicts the sky and the sea that surrounds the Seychelles. Yellow is for the sun which gives light and life, red symbolises the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love, while the white band represents social justice and harmony. The green depicts the land and natural environment.

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