Flag of Canada

The flag of Canada (also called "the Maple Leaf") is a red rectangular flag with a white block in the center that features a red maple leaf. It was adopted as the national flag of Canada in 1965 when it replaced the Union flag as the national flag. Questions about the flag of Canada can be directed here.

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How many lines of symmetry does have Canadian flag?

Probobly only one cuz the maple leaf can only be symetical folded on the y axis(vertical, up and down)

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What is the meaning behind Canadian flag?

The white peace and honesty the red hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

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What colors are used on the French Canadian flag?

Blue and white, although there is no "official" flag.

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What do the colors on the Canadian flag mean?

While some believe the colors on the Canadian flag have no official significance. As well, the points on the maple leaf found on the flag, do NOT correspond to the provinces and territories of Canada, as there are now 10 provinces and 3 territories and only 11 points on the Canadian flag. The blocks on both sides are supposed to represent both west and east, the pacific and Atlantic ocean. Others believe the white means peace and honesty and the red means hardiness, bravery, strength & valour.

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How many lines of symmetry does the canada flag have?

Looks like only one, since the Maple Leaf has only one line of symmetry.

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Why did Canada choose the colors of their flag?

Because they could?

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How many points are on the leaf on the Canadian Flag?

There are 11 points on just the leaf part, 13 if you include the stem, and 25 if you include all the points that go IN in addition to all the points that go out.

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Where can I buy Canadian flag in New York City?

You could try the airport.

There are also many shops around times square that sell Canadian flags, believe it or not there are some in the NYC tourist shops!

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What does the maple leaf on the Canadian flag stand for?

The maple leaf on the Canadian flag symbolises the nature and landscape of Canada.

When Canada was granted independence from the British Empire, they realised that they needed a new flag. In a rush to create one to show the world that they were now independent, they used the maple leaf, because maple trees are native to Canada.

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What is the flag of Canada?

The Canadian flag is the Red Maple Leaf.
Canada's flag is a red vertical stripe, a white vertical stripe with a red leaf, and then another red vertical stripe. To see a picture click here:

http://www.appliedlanguage.com/flags_of_the_world/large_flag_of_canada.gif

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Why is the Canadian flag a symbol?

The Canadian Flag sign is a Maple leaf!

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What does the Canadian Flag represent?

The red is representing the flag of England (St George's Cross) and white to represent the French royal emblem. The red maple leaf has long been the emblem and symbol of Canada. The red bands on either side represent the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, red being one of Canada's colours and red, not blue, to represent the blood spilt by the nation's brave soldiers to defend it.

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What kind of leaf is on he Canada flag?

The Leaf on the Canadian Flag is a Maple Leaf. The maple leaf has served as a symbol celebrating the nature and environment of what is now Canada since the 18th century. In 1921, King George V proclaimed the official colours of Canada as red, from Saint George's Cross, and white, from the French royal emblem since King Charles VII.

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What does the color red mean in a Canadian flag?

King George V declared the official color of Canada as red, from St. George's cross.

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Why is the Canadian flag so important to Canadians?

Because nationalists wanted Canada to have its own flag and own identity.Loyalists wanted to stay loyal to Britain. So after a 33 long day debate Queen Elizabeth 2 signed a proclamation which authorized Canada to have its own flag.

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What does the maple leaf on the Canadian flag symbolize?

a maple tree.

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What is the national identity of Canada's flag?

Canada

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When is Canada's National Flag day?

February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day in 1996.

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Why is the British flag on the Ontario flag?

Because Canada still recognises the British Monarch as being the monarch of their country, despite being politically separate from the United Kingdom.

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Whst is the Name of the Canadian flag?

The maple leaf

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What kind of leaf is on the Canadian flag?

It's a maple leaf

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What do the colors of the Canadian flag represent?

The official flag of Canada (the Maple Leaf flag) was adopted in 1965, replacing the previously-used design of the Canadian Red Ensign.

In 1921, King George V proclaimed the official colors of Canada as red, from Saint George's Cross, and white, from the French royal emblem since King Charles VII.

The red represents strength and valor (the blood of patriots), and the white represents purity (the ideals of the nation).
The white means peace and honesty the red means hardiness, bravery, strength & valour.

* According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Canadian flag represent the following: ** White - peace and honesty ** Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

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How do you dispose of an old Canadian flag?

The proper way to dispose of an old/tattered/worn out Canadian National Flag is to burn it privately and in a dignified manner.

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What was the name for the old Canadian flag?

The Canadian flag that was in use immediately prior to the present maple leaf flag was klnown as 'the Canadian Red Ensign.' There were also other Canadian flags before the Red Ensign.

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Why is the maple leaf on Canada's flag?

Since Canada has no national flower, there is a national leaf for the country even though there's a flower for each province and territory. It is the maple leaf. The maple leaf is a symbol of Canada so they added it to the flag. It is just like national flowers. In Holland, their national flower is Tulips and there are a lot of them. In Canada, there are lots of maple leafs and trees.

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