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About Country Flags and National Flags

Flags have held a place in history for centuries. In the beginning, they mostly held military significance. However, the Union Jack dates back to the early 1600s. Throughout the 19th Century, most European countries had their own flag. The United States officially adopted their flag on June 14, 1777. Later, that date would be honored annually as Flag Day.

While Americans relish their own history, the country is a melting pot of different cultures with many people moving to the US from other parts of the world. The United States Flag Store makes it easy and affordable to celebrate your multicultural heritage with its amazing array of International Flags.

They offer high-quality, well-made international flags that come in a wide range of sizes like the popular 3ft x 5ft design to hand-held stick flags.

If you're a history or a social studies teacher, the selection of 4 x 6 inch stick flags is an excellent way to discuss the differences between the world flags. The prices are excellent and extremely budget-friendly too.

Whether you want a flag to fly at your business or residence or simply want to express your pride in your heritage at an upcoming parade or event, the United States Flag Store has the flags of the world.

The 3 ft. x 5 ft. world flag size is available in both nylon and polyester for most nations. The 5 ft. x 8 ft. international flags typically ship in 5 - 7 business days. International flags over 5 ft. x 8 ft. are considered a special order item and are non-refundable and non-returnable. Please see Customer Service for more details.

Ask about our specialized, higher quality flags for 24/7 use, or for high wind conditions.

From a 4 in. x 6 in. world flag on a pedestal for your desk to a grand scale 4 ft. x 6 ft. world banner for indoor or outdoor use, you’ll find it here at United States Flag Store.

Facts about Flags

  • Did you know that American Flags should be flown above all others? Find out why at our Flag Blog.

Flags and Their Meanings

Flags can be interrupted in many ways. They can serve as signals of control or freedom, They also can indicate if there is danger or safety. More commonly we see flags used as symbols for their nations or countries.

Why are flags important?

Flags stand as a symbol for the people of the country it represents. A flag is more than a decoration as it is a expression of pride and the qualities that the people of that country stand for. Flags are powerful and inspiring to the people that occupy that nation in which the flag displayed.

Why do countries have flags?

Long before the modern world and our countries were established, ancient armies would carry symbols into battle that are called Vexilloids. These Vexilloids were 3D symbols that were carved and placed on top of a staff that was carried into war. The Romans then made these symbols 2D and printed the symbol instead of carving them. It wasn't until China started embellishing symbols on Chinese Silk that flags were created. These flags traveled the silk road and were initially used to rank officers. When the flags reached Europe, Knights used them to identify themselves by what kind of land they had and their noble titles. Flags were very personal and it wasn't until the American and French Revolution that they were used to represent a entire country. Flags were then modernized with simpler designs than what was created previously to represent families and noble houses which were more intricate. It was the American and French flags that inspired the simple design and color blocking for flags that were then created for all of our other countries. Every country wanted their own flag to represent their nation and the idea caught on very quickly!

How many flags are in the world?

There are 193 National Flags in the world.

Where to buy flags?

The United States Flag Store is just not for American Flags! As you can see above we carry a extensive inventory of flags for all nations. Can't find what you are looking for? Try our search bar above!

We custom make flags for any country in the world! You can also shop by size and type of material. We are the largest vendor for flags in the world and offer over 7,000 products in our inventory!

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