Can You Put the Flag to the Country?

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.

Guess the Country Flag

The stars and stripes—it’s an iconic image; a flag that is known throughout the world. There is no mistaking that combination of red, white, and blue for anything other than a symbol that represents all things to do with the U.S. It invokes pride in its citizens, and has spurred many of them to do many great things.

But a flag is much more than just a mish-mash of colors, stripes, and symbols. It encapsulates the culture of a country, its atmosphere, and its people—all things that we here at International Living see as important factors when it comes to finding your perfect retirement destination.

But how much do you know about the flags of the world? Why not do our quiz below to see how many flags you recognize from our top retirement destinations:

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