The flag is the national symbol of a state. It reflects the independence of the country, its political convictions and social outlooks. It bears the various emotions of the place, aften based on the changing history of the people. This book explains 326 flags, 219 of them national flags, as well as those og international organizations including the UN, the EU and the Red Cross. Each flag’s historical background and significance are recounted, along with explanations of this colors and symbols. Tables of facts give information about the countries and national groups.