The Weirdest Flags World Has Ever Seen.

We present to you the notable weirdest Flags of the World.

 

1. Nepal

150425145655-nepal-flag-exlarge-169The only national flag not to be quadrilateral. Classic Nepal.

 

2. Mozambique

1 (1)The only national flag in the world to feature a modern assault rifle.

The AK-47 is supposed to represent defense and vigilance in a country that was beset with civil war for over a decade.

 

3. Antarctica

download (1)The map of Antarctica, although unofficial as the continent is not a nation state, was designed by British vexillologist (aka flag expert) Graham Bartram.

The plain white outline supposedly represents neutrality for a continent that is subject to numerous territorial claims.

 

4. Sicily

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The Sicilian flag bears three legs in the shape of a triskelion which is supposed to represent the three corners of the island.

The flag was first adopted in 1282 and therefore is thought to predate the similar design of the Isle of Man’s flag.

 

5. Drnis

hr-si-drThe small Croatian town of Drnis adopted the symbol of St Roch as its flag in 2000.

According to Christian legend, the small dog pictured saved St Roch by licking his wounds and providing him with a small loaf of bread.

 

6. Hawaii

hawaiianflagDespite never being part of the British Empire, Hawaii still bears the Union Jack in its top corner.

Legend has it that King Kamehameha was so enamoured with the design of the Union Jack, after he was given one by explorer George Vancouver as a gift, that he decided to adopt it as part of the islands’ official emblem.

 

7. North Caucasian Emirate

600px-Flag_of_the_North_Caucasian_Emirate.svgA small republic for just six months during the Russian Civil War of 1917-22, the North Caucasian Emirate’s flag featured this cutesy (and presumably unintended) smiley face.

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