This is a flag guessing game. Each day, if there’s interest, I’ll post 32 flags which belong to gradually smaller countries and subnational areas. The game is to guess what area is represented by each flag.
Points are awarded as so:
2 points for guessing a country or subnational area
or 1 point for guessing the country that a subnational area is in
or 0.5 points for guessing the continent that a country or subnational area is in
Post your guess in a spoiler, and I will add your points to the score table below.
#7 is Yakutia, or the Republic of Sakha, in Russia; it’s “Eastern Siberia”. #11 is Western Australia. #13 is Krasnoyarsk Krai, in Russia; it’s “Western Siberia”. #14 is the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. #18 isn’t in Europe, it’s the region of Nunavut in far-northern Canada.
The flag you gave as Sudan is Libya and the one you gave as Morocco is the real Sudan. You still got one point for the misordered guess, though. #19 is Queensland, Australia. #23 is the state of Amazonas, in Brazil. #24 isn’t Bhutan, which is actually quite a small country; it’s Mongolia. #27 is Australia’s Northern Territory – a difficult guess with its aboriginal-style flag. #29 is Peru – Austria has horizontal stripes. #30 is Niger (almost there ^^) #31 is Angola, in Southwestern Africa. #32 is Chad, in North-Central Africa. Chad’s flag differs from Romania’s by having a slightly darker blue.
OK, let’s try pdg’s idea. Here are the areas in alphabetical order (in the chart, they’re ordered by size).
For the easy mode, all you have to do is fit the names to the flags.
Northern Territory (Australia)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Krasnoyarsk Krai (Western Siberia)
Yakutia (Eastern Siberia)
I used to be good at this when I was a kid because I love maps and flags, but since there was no internet and google 25 years ago, I only know countries and borders (with the usual issue with confusing small polynesian islands and sub-Saharan West Africa), so this might be a fun chance to learn more and see what I remember.
Here goes nothing:
That reminds me a bit of the old Lesoto flag. So, somewhere in Africa?
Something in or around Australia
I am fairly certain I’ve seen this one before. It is something around/below China, but not in it.
Public(?) Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaire - I actually know that one because their former flag was one of my childhood favorites
Damn GREENland and their RED flag
Never seen this one before. If that is the Polar star, somewhere very North.
Something in or around Australia
Indonesia (I almost said Poland, but was saved because I recently downloaded that flag for an upcoming translation )
That’s either Sudan or Kuwait. 51% Sudan - 49% Kuwait … can’t remember.
Something around Caucasus mountains is my best guess. It reminds me of a flag around there.
Something around or very close the artic circle due to the Polar star
Something in or around Australia (the Cross of the South always gives them away)
Martinique I think or some other Central America/Atlantic island? Something formerly French, for sure though.
Peru had a thing inside the white part of its flag, so maybe it is a flag of a province of Peru or they took that thingy out?
I just realised India is back earlier. Don’t know which one this is. Maybe a local Indian flag?
That’s either Romania or Chad. I could never tell them apart.
#7 Yakutia / the Sakha Republic, Russia, aka Eastern Siberia #11 Western Australia (1 pt) #13 Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, aka Western Siberia #14 Technically the Democratic Republic of Congo (1 pt since there’s also a Republic of Congo) #18 Nunavut, far northern Canada (0.5 pt) #19 Queensland, Australia (1 pt) #22 Sudan (1 pt) #23 Amazonas, Brazil #26 Alaska (0.5 pt) #28 Quebec, Canada (remember that we’re starting with large areas) #29 It is Peru – Wikipedia claims the unemblazoned flag is the main variant #30 Not a bad guess colourwise, but it’s actually Niger #32 Chad (1 pt)
Very impressive. No way I would have found those. Well, you learn something every day
Thanks for sharing!
Well, I did get the correct country though, as evidenced by their previous flag. I got the English name wrong, just because the Greek name is “Λαϊκη Δημοκρατία του Κονγκό” which does mean “Public Republic” which is silly, but I didn’t want to google it, since this is a game where google is obviously off limits
Oh man, Kuwait has the cut triangle instead … so close.
Now I wonder how many snakes do they have there to put them in the flag in such capacity. Iirc in Jule’s Verne “Thompson and Co” it mentions about a triangular headed snake living there?
I find this very odd. I remember Peru having that symbol in their flag from football games too. Look at this: https://youtu.be/a-JdDZtVLDM?t=45
The group/channel is peruvian and the flag they are using doesn’t have the symbol, but the flag their national TV is using for the game, does.
Now I wonder what kind of symbol it is anyway.
Oh, come on, that should merit at least 1.5 points
#1. Pará, Brazil. No points since you didn’t specific N. or S. America. #4. Northwest Territory of Canada #6. South Australia, 1 pt. #11. British Columbia, Canada #12. Ontario, Canada #14. Yup, that is Mato Grosso, Brazil. 0.5 pt. #15. I used to call it Tanzania~ #19. New South Wales, 1 pt. #20. That’s Khabarovsk Krai, aka the Russian Far East #23. This is another Russian flag, Irkutsk Oblast. It’s a very large region in South-Central Asian Russia. #24. The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, a large Arctic region, again in Asian Russia. #27. Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia, as far North-East as you can go in Asia. 1 pt. #29. I’m a little surprised you missed this one since it must have been in the news lately – it’s Myanmar. #31. South Sudan, 0.5 pt. #32. More Canada! Alberta.
#1 Pará, Brazil #2 Mali #4 Northwest Territory of Canada #5 Bolivia #6 South Australia, 0.5 pt. #7 Colombia. Colombia was in the 32-set, though, so you get 1 pt. #8 Mauritius, an insular country of far Southwest Africa. 0.5 pt. #9 Ethiopia, 0.5 pt. #11 The flag does look that way, but it’s British Columbia, in Canada #12 Ontario, Canada #14 Mato Grosso, Brazil – note that Brazilian flags are mostly likely to have diamond fields #15 Tanzania #16 Pakistan #17 This one is actually Venezuela. #18 Namibia, 0.5 pt. #19 New South Wales, Australia #20 Kharabovsk Krai, Asian Russia #23 Irkutsk Oblast, Asian Russia #24 Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Asian Russia. 0.5 pt. #25 Chile, 0.5 pt. #26 Zambia, 0.5 pt. #27 Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Asian Russia #29 Myanmar, aka Burma #30 Afghanistan, 0.5 pt. #31 South Sudan #32 Alberta, Canada
Central African Republic
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
New Valley Governorate
Papua New Guinea