Similar Looking National Flags

There are 196 countries in the world today. So in essence, there should be 196 unique national flags. However, that is not the case; there are actually numerous national flags that look similar, if not identical.

Mexico, Italy & Hungary

You are able to distinguish the difference between the three because their color pattern is different. Also, Mexico has an emblem at the center of the flag. Nonetheless, the flags are very similar and could be easily confused.

Image of the Mexico national flag.

Image of the Italy national flag.

Image of the Hungary national flag.

Australia & New Zealand

These two flags are practically identical, despite a few minor differences. Both flags feature the same design principles, the only differences are that the Australia flag features six 7 point white stars while the New Zealand flag features four 5 point red stars.

Image of the Australia national flag.

Image of the New Zealand national flag.

Russia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, & France

These four flags all feature the same color scheme while making minor changes to the color tones and patterns.

Image of the Russia national flag.

Image of the Luxembourg national flag.

Image of the Netherlands national flag.

Image of the France national flag.

Ghana & Cameroon

Once again, these two flags feature the same color scheme but simply change the directional pattern of the stripes. The center point stars are also different colors.

Image of the Ghana national flag.

Image of the Cameroon national flag.

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, & Sweden

All five of these flags actually feature different color schemes and tones; however, they all feature the same off-centered cross symbol.

Image of the Denmark national flag.

Image of the Finland national flag.

Image of the Iceland national flag.

Image of the Norway national flag.

Image of the Sweden flag.

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