Flag of Kiribati (GIF)


The top half of the Kiribati flag is red with a yellow frigate bird on top of the sun, and blue with three wavy white lines in the lower half. The wavy white lines on the blue represent the Pacific Ocean and the three island groups. The 17 rays of the sun represent the 16 Gilbert Islands and Banaba Island. The frigate bird symbolizes power and freedom and also sovereignty at sea. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on July 12, 1979.

The yellow ribbon below the shield, which is covered with the national flag on its coat of arms, features a Gilbertese motto meaning "Fear God, Honor the King".

The Kiribati flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Kiribati, officially known as the Republic of Kiribati, is a sovereign state in Micronesia in the Central Pacific Ocean and consists of 32 atolls and reef islands and an elevated coral island. Its capital is Tarawa, and its population is about 120,000.

The waving flag of Kiribati with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Tarawa (pop. 40,000)
Other major cities:Betio Village (13,000)
Official languages:English, Gilbertese
Region:Micronesia
Ethnic groups:98.8% Gilbertese
1.2% Others
Religion:90% Christian
10% Others
Demonym:Kiribatian
Area:811 km²
(313 sq mi)
Population:120,000
Currency:Kiribati dollar
Australian dollar

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