National flag is not just an identity of a country. In fact, it is means of honor and esteem for a country and provides its historical value also. There is always a special cause behind the design and color of a flag as it represents a special cause. This article will provides you the list of 10 most beautiful flags in the world and the history behind their color and design.
The last most beautiful and simple flag is the flag of Germany. There are just three horizontal rectangular stripes made of black, red and gold color. All are equally divided and starts from top to bottom by black strip than red strip and in last gold strip. These three colors represents the uniform color of German soldiers who fought for Germany during Napoleonic wars. There coat was black, braid was red and buttons was of gold color. It was adopted as national flag in May 13, 1949.
Flag of Spain is the next most beautiful flags in the world. It is made of four color red, yellow, white and blue. First there are three horizontal rectangular stripes two of red and one of yellow color. At bottom there is red strip than yellow strip bigger than upper red strip and in last again a red strip equal to upper red strip. There is a symbol of coat of arms of Spain having two pillars in both side, in yellow strip and slightly at left side from center. Red and yellow stripes represents the old kingdom of Spain: Aragon, Castile, Leon and Navarre. In December 6, 1978 it was adopted as national flag of Spain.
Next it is the flag of India. It is made of deep saffron, white, green and blue color. Deep saffron, white and green are equally horizontally divided and are in rectangular form. Then there is a blue color 24 spoke wheel in the center of flag at white portion and known as Ashoka Chakra. Saffron color represents the courage and is religious color of Hinduism as well. White shows the peace and honesty and green color denotes the faith and prosperity. Ashoka Chakra is for their god who is holding the whole universe. It was adopted as national flag in July 22, 1947.
Next it is the flag of America made of red, white and blue color. There are same designed seven red and six white horizontal stripes starts from top to bottom from red color. Then there is blue rectangular in the upper left quarter of flag having 50 white five pointed stars. 13 red and white stripes are for thirteen British colonies that was the first states of America. 50 stars represents the 50 states of America. In 1777 it had just 13 star and in 1960 it increased to 50 stars and since 1960 it is adopted as national flag of USA.
Next it is the flag of Canada another most beautiful flag of the world. It is also among the simple flags of the world as it is made of two colors red and white and few designs. Red colors are in right and left side in equally proportion and center is of white color and is bigger than each individual red portion. Then there is a red maple leaf in the star having 11 points. Red colors represents the scarifies of Canada during World Wars and white is for peace. Maple leaf represents the coat of arms. It was adopted as national flag in Feb 15, 1965.
Next it is the flag of Pakistan, which is also declared as the most beautiful flag in the world. First there is its simplicity. It is made of white and green color having a crescent moon and one five pointed star. Green color portion is have the two third portion of total flag starts from right side and remaining portion is for white color. Green color represents the population of Muslims and white represents the non Muslims and peace. Five pointed star represents the five pillars of Islam and crescent moon represents the progress. It was declared as national flag in August 11, 1947 before the date of Independence.
Flag of Brazil is also among the most beautiful flags in the world. It is made with four colors, green, yellow, blue and white. Background of flag is green than there is a yellow rhombus in which there is a blue disc having 27 white five edges stars. Green color shows the house of first Emperor of Brazil known by Braganza of Dom Pedro I and yellow color represents his wife, Empress Maria Leopoldina. Blue color reflects the sky and each star shows the state and federal district of Brazil. It is the national flag since 19 November 1889. In 1989 it had 21 star and in May 11, 1992 there number increased to 27.
Next most beautiful flag is the flag of United Kingdom. Combination of red, white and blue color. Background is of blue color while there is a Union Jack spread in whole flag made of red and white color. Jack union is a cross made of red color having white edges. Red cross represents the Saint George, main saint of England. It is among the oldest flags of the world as it is the national flag of UK since January 01, 1801.
Next it is the Mexican flag. A simple and well designed flag containing three color, red, white and green and a logo of eagle in center of flag. Three colors portions are divided equally in vertical position. These three colors shows the national liberation army of Mexico while eagle is the sign of the national coat of arms, which represents the foundation of Mexican city according to the order of their God, Aztec. Although the design was used in 1821 but it was adopted as national flag in 1968.
First it is Australian flag, combination of blue, red and white color. All field is blue having a Union Jack at left upper quarter. There are total six stars having seven edges, in the flag. One white big star in left lower quarter represents the common wealth star. Remaining five stars located in half portion of right side represents the Southern Cross constellation. Flag was approved as national flag in 3 Sep. 1901. At that time big white star was not part of the flag. It became part of the flag in 23 Feb. 1908.