From Sir Edmund Hillary putting the first flag on the top of Mount Everest in 1953 to Neil Armstrong planting the star-spangled banner on the moon in 1969—these images have become as iconic as the endeavors themselves.
A national flag is much more than just a mish-mash of colors, stripes, and symbols. Flags encapsulate the culture of a country, inspires its people, and creates a sense of identity—all things that we here at International Living see as important factors when it comes to finding your perfect retirement destination.
Not a vexillologist (a person who studies flags) but think you know your flags?
Why not test your knowledge in our quiz below to see how many flags you recognize from our top retirement destinations? Good luck.