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Scotland Flag ~ Flag of Scotland, also known as the Saint Andrew's Cross or The Saltire

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There is more than one story of how the Saltire, believed to be the oldest flag in Europe, came to be the Flag of Scotland. This is one of them.

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from BostonGlobe.com

The world’s next nations: a brief guide

The Flag of the People of the Kingdom of Scotland

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There are two flags associated with Scotland. The national flag is the white St Andrew's cross (the saltire) on a blue background. Technically, the lion rampant is the flag of the sovereign - but these days it is used by anyone.

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Correction, flag of the United Kingdom. The flag of Great Britain doesn't have the St Patrick cross as Ireland was not fully incorporated under the crown until 1807 I.e the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Wales is not featured because it's a principality, not a kingdom.

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Flags of the counties of England.

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The National Flag of Scotland is the 'Saltire'. Learn the fascinating history behind the design of the official scottish flag here.

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Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

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the most famous symbol of Wales, the Red Dragon, or as it is known in Welsh, " Y Ddraig Goch" (pronounced uh thraig go-k)

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