Flag of New Zealand (GIF)

The flag of New Zealand (Māori: Te haki o Aotearoa), also known as the "New Zealand Ensign," is characterized by a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton (upper left corner) and four red stars with white edges, known as the Southern Cross constellation, on the fly side. The Union Jack represents New Zealand's historical ties to the United Kingdom as a former British colony. The Southern Cross, composed of the stars Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta Crucis, has both cultural and navigational significance, as it has guided travelers in the Southern Hemisphere for centuries. The blue background symbolizes the clear skies and the Pacific Ocean that surround New Zealand. The flag embodies the nation's historical connections, its unique position in the Southern Hemisphere, and its commitment to both its British heritage and its Pacific identity.

Adopted:March 24, 1902
Designed by:Albert Hastings Markham
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇳🇿

The coat of arms of New Zealand is a multifaceted emblem with various symbols. The shield within it contains representations of the national flag (stars), maritime trade (sailing ships), agriculture (golden wheat sheaf), animal husbandry (sheep), mining, and industry (a crossed hammer and a pickaxe), reflecting the country's diverse economic and cultural aspects. Above the shield, a crown signifies New Zealand's status as a constitutional monarchy. The shield is supported by a European woman and a Māori chief, symbolizing the nation's bicultural heritage and the partnership between the indigenous Māori people and European settlers in the country's history. Together, these elements encapsulate New Zealand's historical, cultural, and economic significance, as well as its commitment to inclusivity and shared heritage.

The New Zealand flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Wellington, and its population is about 5.123 million (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Australia and Fiji.

The waving flag of New Zealand with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Other major cities:Auckland,
Official languages:English, Māori
Ethnic groups:74.0% European,
14.9% Māori,
11.8% Asian,
7.4% Pacific peoples,
2.9% Other
Religions:44.3% Christian,
2.1% Hindu,
1.4% Buddhist,
1.3% Maori Christian,
1.1% Islam,
1.4% other religion,
38.5% no religion,
9.9% unidentified
Nationality name:New Zealander
Area:268,021 km² (103,483 sq mi)
Population:5.123 million (2021)
Country codes:NZ, NZL (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.nz
Calling code:+64

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of New Zealand (Maori: Pīwari o Aotearoa - Tohu o Aotearoa), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_New_Zealand
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_New_Zealand

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