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(BELGIUM), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union.

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(LUXEMBOURG) officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a landlocked country in Western Europe. It Luxembourg has a population of 524,853 (as of October 2012) and an area of 2,586 square kilometers (998 sq mi), making it one of the smallest sovereign nations in Europe

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The flag of Sweden was officially adopted on June 22, 1906. The off-centered yellow cross (The Scandinavian Cross) is taken from the Danish flag. The yellow and blue colors are taken from the national coat of arms.

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from Local Adventurer >> Adventures in Portland Travel Blog + World Wide

15 Wanderful Ways to Track Your Travels >> Local Adventurer

Travel Patches (15 Wonderful Ways to Keep Track of Your Travels). Patches This is a great way to grab a keepsake and showcase it on your favorite travel backpack or bag. Sometimes if we don’t have time to souvenir shop or don’t find a patch we like in the country, we cheat and get these flag patches. We’ve been collecting them for a few years, but we still haven’t decided which bag to attach them to. It’s so hard to commit!

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Finland's national flag is based on the Scandinavian cross. It was adopted after independence from Russia, when many patriotic Finns wanted a special flag for their country, but its design dates back to the 19th century. The blue coloring is said to represent the country's thousands of lakes and the sky, with white for the snow that covers the land in winter.

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