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Introduction

Flag of NAVA
In 2001, the NAVA (Northern American Vexillological Association) asked their members all around the world to give notes to rate each US state, federal district or territory flag, and each Canadian province or territory flag. More than a half of them failed to reach an only standard 5.0 grade. After that, the only state that significantly changed its flag was Georgia, in the last position of that poll (with an unhonored 2.36 grade). More states should follow the example. Find out more at the 2001 NAVA survey page.

What does "vexillology" mean?

"Study of flags", literally. Whitney Smith, co-founder of "scientific" study of flags, created this word in 1957. It comprises the term vexillum, the name of banners carried by Roman soldiers, and logos, which means "knowledge" or "science" in Greek.

Vexillogy Resources:

Contests

We're currently collecting proposals for new flags for US states and Canadian provinces and territories.

If you want to submit any design (either your own or someone else's), you can join the wiki, or e-mail to vexillologywiki@gmail.com. If you are submitting someone else's design, remember to give due credit.

Feel free to leave a comment about the wiki or the proposals using the form at the bottom of each article. You do not need a Wikia account to do this, but your IP address will be revealed if you are not logged in.

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For the articles about states, provinces and territories, see the list of subdivisions at the respective country article.


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