Probably one of the most well-known flags in the world is the flag of the United States. White stars on a blue rectangle and thirteen white and red lines. But how many stars are there exactly on the American flag?
No matter where you are from on this planet, the American Flag is probably one of the first national flags you’ll recognize, next to your own. It’s probably also one of the flags that stir the most intense emotions, from positive to negative. Most people will feel some sort of emotion when they see this flag. No matter if they’re from the USA, Liberia or Iran.
The current design of the U.S. flag is its 27th; the design of the flag has been modified officially 26 times since 1777. And that’s all because of the number of stars changed over time. Each star represents a state, and since independence from Great-Britain, the number of states grew from the original 13, to the current 50. So there you have the answer to the question; the American flag currently has 50 stars, basically because there are 50 states. When Puerto Rico becomes a state instead of an unincorporated territory, another star will be added to the flag.
The thirteen white and red lines represent the original 13 colonies that united to form the the United States. Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner.