10 Surprising Facts About the British Union Jack Flag

It's the oldest continuously used flag in the world

The flag's design is based on the merging of three flags: England , Scotland and Ireland

The flag's name 'Union Jack' doesn't appear in any official document

The flag's design has changed slightly over time.

Red represents valor, white signifies peace, and blue symbolizes truth.

The flag is flown on all government buildings in the United Kingdom

The flag is often used to represent England in international sporting events

The flag is sometimes flown upside down as a distress signal.

The flag is a popular tourist souvenir

The flag is a symbol of national pride for many Britons