There are nearly 200 countries in the world, each with it’s own flag. While many of them are instantly recognisable, there are some that are much more of a mystery.
In this quiz, we’ve tracked down 15 tricky flags for you to identify. We’ve deliberately chosen flags that look similar to other flags or flags that are rarely seen.
Only a true flag connoisseur can get full marks in this impossible quiz.
Take the Impossible Flag Quiz
Are you ready? See if you can correctly identify to following 15 flags. Remember, the glory only goes to those who can score full marks.
#1. Which British Overseas Territory does this flag belong to?
#2. Which country is this the flag of?
It’s Bhutan. Bhutan is famed for pioneering the concept of gross national happiness.
#3. Which country has this flag?
It’s the Central African Republic. The colours chosen are intended to be symbolic of former colonial power France (blue and white) and Africa (green and yellow) with the red vertical stripe connecting them both in unity.
#4. Which country has this as its flag?
It’s the flag of Iceland. The colours stand for 3 of the elements that make up the island. Red is the fire produced by the island’s volcanoes, white recalls the ice and snow that covers Iceland, and blue is for the mountains.
#5. Which country’s flag is this one?
It’s Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). This flag is very similar to Ireland’s and the two are often confused. To get an approximation of Ireland’s flag, turn your screen upside down.
#6. Which country has this flag?
It’s Laos. The white disk in the centre symbolises the unity of the Lao people.
#7. Whose flag is this?
It’s Malaysia. The 14 stripes represent the equal status of the 13 member states and the federal territories, while the 14 points of the star represent the unity between these entities.
#8. Who does this flag belong to?
It’s Luxembourg. The red, white, and blue colours were derived from the coat of arms of the House of Luxembourg.
#9. Can you identify this flag?
It’s Qatar. The maroon colour is defined as ‘Qatar Maroon’. The history of purple dye in the country dates back several centuries
#10. Which country does this flag represent?
It’s Nepal. This flag is the only non-quadrilateral state flag in the world.
#11. Do you know which flag this is?
It’s Samoa. Similarly to other flag in the region, the blue rectangle bears the ‘Southern Cross’ constellation.
#12. Do you know which country has this as its flag?
It’s Slovakia. This flag is often confused with that of Slovenia. The flag, in common with many other flags of Slavic nations, uses Pan-Slavic colours – red, white and blue.
#13. Which flag is this?
It’s Tunisia. There are a couple of theories as to why the flag is red. One theory is that it represents the blood of martyrs killed during the Ottoman conquest of Tunisia in 1574.
#14. Which country does this flag symbolise?
It’s Uruguay. The horizontal stripes on the flag represent the nine original departments of Uruguay.
#15. Finally, can you identify the country that has this flag?
It’s Uzbekistan. The 12 stars on the flag are arranged in such a way that visually they form the inscription Allah in Arabic script.