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This is the flag of the United Kingdom. It is commonly known as The Union Jack. Do you know where it comes from?

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is formed by four countries:


England Scotland Northern Ireland Wales

The Union Jack dates from 1801. It consists of the Red Cross of Saint George, patron saint of England, edged in white, ...

... superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, ...

... which are superimposed on the Cross of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland.

Wales, however, is not represented on the Union Flag by its patron saint, Saint David, or the dragon.

To know more about the history of the British flag, click here:

QUESTION: Why wasn’t Wales included on the flag?

Presentaci贸n creada por Margarita Cartujo Losada

The Union Jack  

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