The history of South America is fascinating in many ways. One fun fact worth knowing: several flags of South American countries are strikingly similar or even feature the same colors because they have similar origins! After years of colonial rule, South Americans fought to become independent nations by the early 19th century. Today, you’ll find a variety of flags in these countries.
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20 Questions: South American Flags
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Which two South American country’s flags include an image of the sun?
Which country’s flag is very similar to that of the state of Texas?
Which capital city of South America – the one that sits closest to the equator – does this flag belong to?
What is the name of this square flag used to represent some groups of Indigenous people across South America?
Which city in Peru has a flag that is very similar to the Wiphala flag?
Only four countries of the world depict a firearm on their flag, including one from the continent of South America. Which country is it?
This country once had a flag that was very similar to the American one (see image) but has since changed to be one of the most unique flags in the world but predominantly using the same colors. Which country is it?
Which country’s flag, colored in only red and white, has distinct vertical sections as opposed to the more popular horizontal dividers?
This country’s flag was the most recently adopted in South America (in 2013) and is unusual in that the coat of arms is on one side, and the seal of the treasury on the reverse. Which country is it?
The flags of which three countries can all trace their roots back to the flag of the short-lived republic of Gran Colombia? (All three flags use yellow, blue, and red stripes.)
The capital city for the most visited country in South America is represented by the flag below. Which country is it the capital of?
The least populous sovereign country in South America – once a Dutch colony – is depicted by the flag below. Which country is it? (Has just over half a million citizens.)
Both Argentina and the UK have claimed sovereignty over a set of islands represented by the flag below. What are they called?
Which territory in South America uses this European flag?
Which group of 19 Islands, belonging to Ecuador and famous for their wildlife, uses this flag?
True or False? This flag is used by Uruguay.
True or False? The country that uses this flag has Bogotá as its capital.
True or False? The country that uses this flag is one of only two landlocked countries in South America:
True or False? One of the most popular tourist attractions – Iguazu Falls – runs along the border of the two countries represented by these flags.
True or False? The largest country (by area) in South America is represented by the flag below.
More About South American Flags
Need to brush up on your knowledge? We’ve got answers to the quiz – and more – in an article about flags of South America.