Flag of Christmas Island (GIF)

The flag of Christmas Island features a distinctive design with two triangular fields in green and dark blue, created by a diagonal division from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. In the lower dark blue triangle, the Southern Cross, comprising five white stars, represents the island's celestial beauty and connection to the Southern Hemisphere. In the upper green triangle, a yellow bird, the golden bosun bird, holds cultural significance as a symbol of Christmas Island's unique fauna. In the flag's center, a golden disc displays the green map of the island. The blue color symbolizes the sea that surrounds the island, while the green color signifies the land. The stars on the flag mirror those on the Australian flag, highlighting the island's association with Australia. Altogether, the flag encapsulates Christmas Island's natural beauty, its avian heritage, and its geographical location within the Southern Hemisphere.

Adopted:April 14, 1986 (unofficially),
January 26, 2002 (officially)
Designed by:Tony Couch
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇨🇽

Christmas Island, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, is renowned for its unique biodiversity, captivating natural beauty, and vibrant cultural heritage. The island is famous for its annual red crab migration, where millions of bright red land crabs journey to the coast for their breeding cycle. With its dense rainforests, pristine beaches, and diverse marine life, Christmas Island offers a haven for nature enthusiasts and ecotourism. Flying Fish Cove, the island's capital, serves as the administrative hub, while a multicultural community contributes to a rich tapestry of traditions and customs. With a population of approximately 1,692 (2021), Christmas Island continues to enchant residents and visitors with its breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife, making it a sought-after destination for those seeking an immersive natural experience.



The flag of Christmas Island has been altered on Wikipedia, as the bird image on the right side was revectorized to look more like an actual hummingbird.
September 3, 2022 at 7:19 PM
Updated golden bosun bird. The blue color is the same as the Australian flag. Other colors were chosen in harmony with blue, since an officially announced color code could not be reached and the wikipedia editor could not be sure of the colors.
September 3, 2022 at 11:42 PM

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