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New flags don’t fly often anymore, so I was happy to find Benin flying this week. Welcome!
Benin (formerly Dahomey), officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.
English translation of L’Aube Nouvelle (The Dawn of a New Day), the national anthem of Benin.
Formerly, at her call, our ancestors
Knew how to engage in mighty battles
With strength, courage, ardour, and full of joy, but at the price of blood.
Builders of present, you too, join forces
Each day for the task stronger in unity.
Build without ceasing for posterity.
Children of Benin, arise!
The resounding cry of freedom
Is heard at the first light of dawn,
Children of Benin, arise!
When all around there blows a wind of anger and hate:
Citizen of Benin be proud, and in a calm spirit
Trusting in the future, behold your flag!
In the green you read hope of spring;
The red signifies the courage of your ancestors;
The yellow foretells the greatest treasures.
Beloved Benin, your sunny mountains, palm trees, and green pastures
Show everywhere your brightness;
Your soil offers everyone the richest fruits.
Benin, from henceforth your sons are united
With one brotherly spirit sharing the hope of seeing you
Enjoy abundance and happiness forever.
146 Countries, 208 flags total!1 week ago
Malawi is a landlocked country on the Southeast side of Africa. Its neighbors are Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. The Lake Malawi on the side of it is almost the same size as the country itself.
I cheered everyone who cheered Ponyo a week ago and that person hit my page three hours ago but did not cheer me. 3 weeks ago
One more country I’ve heard so much about – and I’d like to visit one day. I’d like to see Montevideo so much!
Welcome and please stay! 4 weeks ago
Yeah. a new flag and the first new one of the year. Uruguay is a small South American country just south of Brazil (I think). The capital is Montevideo. A coworker is going there soon to check it out for a possible retirement destination. 2 months ago
New flag #2 for 2014 is Samoa. Talofa!
Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion – a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago – the following year.
145 Countries, 207 flags total!2 months ago
And I almost missed a new flag!
I’d so love to know who is behind those flags – Nigeria is one of the countries I’d love to know more about. Such an interesting country!
So, welcome! 3 months ago
Zambia /ˈzæmbiə/, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in East Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest. 3 months ago
The first flag of the year is Malawi. Zikomo!
Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 est.).
Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi’s largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa”.
144 Countries, 206 flags total!3 months ago
A new flag! Hooray!
Welcome Yemen – I missed your visit here but I’m happy you stopped by.
I hope you have a wonderful new year and welcome! 3 months ago
The flag of Sri Lanka, also called the Lion Flag, consists of a gold lion, holding a kastane sword in its right fore paw, in front of a dark red background with four golden bo leaves, one in each corner. Around the background is a yellow border, and to its left are 2 vertical stripes of equal size in green and saffron, with the saffron stripe closest to the lion. The lion represents the Sinhalese ethnicity and the bravery of the Sri Lankan nation while the four Bo leaves represent Mettā, Karuna, Mudita and Upekkha. The orange stripe represents the Sri Lankan Tamils, the green stripe represents Sri Lankan Moors, and the maroon background represents the majority of Sinhalese, like the lion, this is the color used in early flags of Sri Lanka by Kings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Sri_Lanka 4 months ago
Thak you new visitor
That’s what wikipedia says abot the flag
The current form of the flag of Slovakia was adopted by Slovakia’s Constitution, which came into force on 3 September 1992. The flag, in common with other Slavic nations, uses the white, blue and red colours.
Slovakia’s flag in its current form (but with another coat of arms on it or without any arms) can be dated back to the revolutionary year 1848 (see: The Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas). It was also used semi-officially in Czechoslovakia before World War II, by the Slovak Republic during WWII, and finally adopted (without the coat of arms) on 1 March 1990 as the flag of the Slovak Republic within Czechoslovakia. The coat of arms was added on 3 September 1992 and a special law describing the details of the flag followed in February 1993.
The blue triangle in the current flag of the Czech Republic, with which Slovakia formed Czechoslovakia up to the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, was taken over from the blue strip of Slovakia’s flag in 1920 into the flag of Czechoslovakia. The flag of Czechoslovakia was taken over by the Czech Republic in late 1992 in direct violation of the 1992 Act on the Division of Czechoslovakia explicitly forbidding state symbols to be used by the two successor states.
Since the Slovak flag without the coat of arms is identical to that of the modern flag of Russia and it can also be compared to the modern flag of Slovenia, the Constitution of Slovakia added the national coat of arms in September 1992. 5 months ago
And finally I have gotten a new flag! C’kemi! Thanks for stopping by :) 7 months ago
Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy’s defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north. 7 months ago
The flag counter says flag number 143 flew over the weekend. Håfa Adai Guam!
Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as one of sixteen Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations.The island’s capital is Hagåtña (formerly Agaña). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands.
143 Countries, 205 flags total!8 months ago
And one more new flag – Welcome Bermuda!
Now of course I’m thinking of the Bermuda Triangle, Bermuda shorts and sunshine on beaches.
I’d love to visit one day to see what I’m missing!
Welcome! 8 months ago
Hooray, a new flag – welcome Latvia!
Latvia ist the country whose flag I keep mistaking for our flag – it’s just too close :)
Another country I haven’t visited yet, but perhaps one day I’ll get a chance to see Riga!
Welcome Latvia! 8 months ago
Plezir, Seychelles! Mersi for the new flag.
Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is a 115-island country spanning an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.
Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and Réunion to the south, and Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest. Seychelles, with an estimated population of 86,525, has the smallest population of any African state. It has the highest Human Development Index in Africa and the highest income inequality in the world, as measured by the Gini index. Seychelles is a member of the African Union.
142 Countries, 204 flags total!
Edit: New flags are rare these days, special thanks to Legionella for this one!9 months ago