Flag of Fiji (GIF)

The national flag of Fiji (Fijian: kuila ni Viti) consists of a light blue field with the Union Jack in the upper left corner, signifying the country's historical ties to the British Empire. On the right side of the flag is a shield-shaped emblem taken from the national coat of arms of Fiji. The golden lion at the top of the shield and the red Cross of Saint George, which divides the shield into four parts, represent the United Kingdom. The cocoa pod in the lion's claw, along with the sugar cane, coconut palm, and bananas in the other sections, symbolize the country's rich agricultural resources. The white dove in the lower left part is a symbol of peace. The light blue background represents the Pacific Ocean, emphasizing Fiji's status as an island nation, while the Union Jack acknowledges the country's colonial heritage. The Fijian coat of arms and its elements underscore the nation's commitment to agriculture, peace, and the values of faith and loyalty.

Adopted:October 10, 1970
Designed by:Tessa Mackenzie
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇫🇯

The coat of arms of Fiji features a shield supported on either side by two Fijian warriors, also found on the national flag. Atop the shield rests a traditional Fijian canoe, paying homage to the nation's maritime heritage and seafaring legacy. According to legend, the warriors represented are believed to be twins, with the elder brother wielding a spear while the younger one brandishes a totokia club, signifying strength and unity. Adorned at the base of the emblem is the country's motto in Fijian, "Rerevaka na kalou ka doka na Tui," meaning "Fear God and honor the King", underscoring Fiji's respect for divine guidance and allegiance to the monarchy.

The Fiji flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Suva, and its population is about 902,899 (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The waving flag of Fiji with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Suva
Other major cities:Lautoka,
Official languages:English, Fijian, Fiji Hindi
Ethnic groups:56.8% Fijians,
37.5% Indian,
1.2% Rotumans,
4.5% Others
Religions:64.4% Christianity,
27.9% Hinduism,
6.3% Islam,
1.4% other religions
Nationality name:Fijian
Area:18,274 km²
(7,056 sq mi)
Population:902,899 (2021)
Country codes:FJ, FJI (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.fj
Calling code:+679

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Fiji (Fijian: Kuila mai Viti), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Fiji
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Fiji

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