Thursday, June 25, 2009

a World Flag


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Flag

2 comments:

Rafé said...

wow

Corrie said...

There are 216 flags shown here.

From David Smith's Mapping.com:

'For me, one of the most interesting questions has always been, "How many countries are there in the world". For instance, there may be anywhere between 168 and 254 nations, depending on who is doing the counting. There are approximately 170 separate currencies, 239 two-letter country codes recognized by the ISO (International Standards Org.), and the Universal Postal Union has listings for 500,000 localities in 189 Countries. By a recent count, France and the US officially recognize 192 states, (though unofficially acknowledging the existence of several others!), Switzerland recognizes 194, Russia 172, The UK has over 200 diplomatic posts, and Germany also recognizes well over 200.'