We’ve all been taught what the different colours and symbols on our national flag signify. The Tiranga is a holistic depiction of the spirit of India, combining the ideals of courage, peace and prosperity, just to name a few qualities. Not many of us know what the flags of most other countries stand for however, and considering the rich and diverse history of the world, it’s something we should all keep ourselves updated about.

Here are the origins of the flags of some of the world’s countries!