The map above simply shows the shade of red that appears on each country’s flag, assuming of course it has red on it. The data comes from here, which shows that 148 out of 192 countries (77%) have some red in their flags.
The reddest flags are:
A few more random facts for you:
- If the Soviet Union were still around today, its flag would be the reddest at 98%.
- On average, red takes up around 30% of the space on flags that have red as a colour.
- While the red in Australia’s flag comes from the United Kingdom’s Union Jack, they use a brighter shade of red in their version.
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