The most mathematical flag: Nepal

Do you like geometrical constructions? Then you should like the flag of Nepal, which is the only non-rectangular flag of a nation, is actually defined by a Euclidean ruler and compass construction in their constitution. See a step by step drawing of the construction or this video from Numberphile.

The flag of the state of Ohio is also non-rectangular, but sadly their laws only describe it as “burgee-shaped”.  It might be possible to extract a construction from the picture in this brochure from the Ohio secretary of state, but it looks like many of the points are specified but their position in a larger rectangle. Ohio’s flag is analytic geometry; Nepal’s is synthetic.

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