The United Nations has 193 member states. (as of 5/21/16)
The Travel Book: Lonely Planet’s newest edition lists 230 countries with 850 images. “one complete picture – join an epic journey from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe”.
“You can fall in love at first sight with a place as well as a person.”
7 (countries and territories listed alphabetically within each continent)
With 195 countries in the world, you could assume that each country’s flag is unique; but no!
The flags of Chad and Romania are identical except for a slight variation in shading.
Indonesia and Monaco differ only in length, and hue, of their red stripes.
And at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics; Haiti and Liechtenstein had identical flags.
Haiti flew a civil flag that omitted the coat of arms found in the center of their national flag, which is reserved solely for military and government functions.
And in 1921 Liechtenstein had adopted the same red-and-blue striped pattern.
The following year, they added a yellow crown to symbolize their prince.
With the Northwest Passage, the North Pole and the islands in the Norwegian and Barents seas and the Arctic Ocean (the smallest and shallowest of the world’s five major oceans).
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