US Virgin Islands

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The flag of the US Virgin Islands contains a simplified coat of arms of the United States with the golden eagle and red, white and blue shield against a white banner.  In its talons the eagle is clutching an olive branch signifying peace and three arrows representing the three main islands–St. Thomas, St. Croix, andRead more

Vienna, Austria

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The flag of Austria, adopted as her national flag in 1918, is a simple tri-band design of three horizontal bands (one white sandwiched by two red bands).  According to legend, during the Battle of Ptolemais, the Duke Leopold V of Austria was drenched in blood from the ferocious battle and only a strip of whiteRead more

Bratislava, Slovakia

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Adopted in 1992, the current flag of Slovakia is comprised of white, blue, and red horizontal bands with the national emblem in left center.  White, blue, and red are the consistent colours used in other Slavic national flags.  The national emblem of Slovakia shows a red shield containing a white double-cross on three blue mountains. Read more

Petra, Jordan

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The flag of the Kingdom of Jordan utilizes the Pan-Arab colors of black, white, green, and red, consistent with the colors used in other flags of Middle East nations.  The red chevron represents the Hashemite dynasty, the oldest ruling royal family dynasty in the Arab world.  The 7-pointed white star imbedded in the red chevronRead more