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    Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Oct 3, 2016

    Do You Actually Know English County Flags?

    Turns out England has some pretty great flags – but can you work out which is which?

    All of the information about these flags was taken from the Flag Institute and the British County Flags blog. Check them out for all of your vexillological needs.

    1. 1. Which county's flag it this?

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      To be honest if you didn't know this one you're really going to struggle.

    2. 2. Which county's flag it this?

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      Hence the War of the Roses. It starts to get harder from here...

    3. 3. Which county's flag it this?

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      It's known as "Saint Piren's Flag".

    4. 4. Which county's flag it this?

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      It features three short Saxon swords, and goes back to when the area was known as East Saxon (which is where the word "Essex" comes from).

    5. 5. Which county's flag it this?

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      Registered in 2011, this flag was designed by entrants in a competition held by BBC Nottingham.

    6. 6. Which county's flag it this?

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      Another competition winner, the Dorset flag was registered in 2008.

    7. 7. Which county's flag it this?

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      This flag was registered in 2003, and shares the colours of Exeter Uni and Plymouth Argyle FC.

    8. 8. Which county's flag it this?

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      The flag features a hart (or stag) on a background of waves, which are said to represent the county's rivers.

    9. 9. Which county's flag it this?

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      Registered in 2014, the pattern represents the coat of arms of the first Earl of Norfolk.

    10. 10. Which county's flag it this?

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      Designed by entrants in a BBC Radio Lincolnshire competition, the flag was registered in 2005.

    11. 11. Which county's flag it this?

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      The bird in the middle is a Great Bustard – a bird native to Wiltshire.

    12. 12. Which county's flag it this?

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      Though this flag was only officially registered in 2013, the design had been used by the county council for most of the 20th century.

    13. 13. Which county's flag it this?

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      Buckinghamshire was once known for breeding swans for the king. Who knew.

    14. 14. Which county's flag it this?

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      Despite being nowhere near the sea, the Bedfordshire flag depicts three shells, which are taken from the arms of the Duke of Bedford.

    15. 15. Which county's flag it this?

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      This flag was registered in 2008 to celebrate 1000 years of the county's existence.

    16. 16. Which county's flag it this?

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      Registered in 2015, the lines in the middle represent the River Cam, and are the same famous light blue as Cambridge University's colours.

    17. 17. Which county's flag it this?

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      A Tudor rose has been the emblem of the area for centuries, while the cross symbolises the county's central position in the country.

    18. 18. Which county's flag it this?

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      This was registered in August of this year – the bear has been associated with the county since at least the 14th century.

    19. 19. Which county's flag it this?

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      Funnily enough, the symbol on this 2016 registered flag is known as the Staffordshire Knot.

    20. 20. Which county's flag it this?

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      This flag, which clearly represents the island itself, won a popular vote in 2009.

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