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South American Flags – Quiz and Facts about flags in South America

How many of these South American flags do you know? Here’s a fun and simple quiz where you can test your knowledge of flags in South America and challenge your friends as well. 

This quiz is based on the United Nation’s list of South American countries but also includes a few non-sovereign states. Each question will display a flag below and a box with 4 multiple choices. Only one alternative is correct. 

When you’ve made your choice, an answer box will become visible with a short comment on the flag. Scroll to the next question after that and make your next guess based on the flag that is displayed.

When you’ve answered all questions, a summary will be shown that will tell you how many correct answers you got. 

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Other flags in South America

In addition to the national flags, there are also some other South American flags that might be good to know about. 

Union of South American Nations

Union of South American Nations is the South American equivalent to the EU, and it’s shorted as USAN in English, and UNASUR in Spanish, and as UNASUL in Portuguese. 

It’s a political and economic union where all of the 12 sovereign countries in South America have joined as members. 

Sydamerikanska nationernas union



Aruba belongs to the Netherlands and is not an independent nation. Some people place Aruba as an island in the Caribbean, but geographically, the island is located on the South American continental plate, which means that Aruba is located in South America

The flag of Aruba was adopted in 1976 and the blue background is a symbol for the light color of the sky and water surrounding Aruba. The red star in the left corner symbolizes the island. And the flag also has two yellow parallel lines in the bottom part. 

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Bonaire makes up the B in the ABC Islands consisting of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. Geographically, Bonaire belongs to South America as the island is located on the South American continental shelf.

Bonaire’s flag can thus be counted as a flag in South America. However, the island belongs to the Netherlands and is not an independent state. The flag was adopted on December 11, 1981.

The hexagonal star in red represents the original six villages on Bonaire.

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Curaçao is also located on the continental plate of South America, and belongs to the Netherlands, just like Aruba and Bonaire. 

The flag of Curaçaos was adopted in 1984 and features a navy blue color with two white stars in the upper corner and a yellow band that goes horizontally in the bottom part of the flag.

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Mercosur is short for El Mercado Común del Sur, which can be translated as the southern communal market. It’s a customs union where Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and even Venezuela is a member.

Currently, Venezuela is suspended from the union. Mercosur was founded in 1991 and has since worked to strengthen free-trade and increase job opportunities between the member countries. 


How many of these South American flags did you know about? Leave a comment below, and challenge your friends to see who knows the most flags in South America! 


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