Flag of Papua New Guinea (GIF)

The flag of Papua New Guinea is a striking and symbolic emblem. It features a diagonal division with a red upper half and a black lower half. The inclusion of these traditional tribal colors, black and red, pays homage to the diverse indigenous cultures of the nation. In the flag's upper fly-side corner in the red half, a bright yellow silhouette of the Raggiana bird-of-paradise, an iconic symbol of Papua New Guinea, is displayed in flight. The bird of paradise represents freedom and independence, reflecting the nation's history and aspirations. On the hoist side, in the black half, five white stars form the Southern Cross constellation, which signifies that Papua New Guinea is located in the southern hemisphere. This flag beautifully encapsulates the nation's rich cultural heritage, its desire for independence, and its geographical location, making it a powerful symbol of Papua New Guinea's identity.

Adopted:July 1, 1971
Designed by:Susan Karike Huhume
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇵🇬

The emblem of Papua New Guinea is a concise and meaningful representation of the nation's identity. It comprises a horizontal Kundu drum, a traditional Melanesian musical instrument, and a bird of paradise perched atop a traditional spear. The Kundu drum is a symbol of the country's rich cultural heritage, music, and traditions, while the bird of paradise, a national symbol, represents freedom, independence, and the nation's unique biodiversity. The spear signifies the strength and resilience of the people. This emblem encapsulates the essence of Papua New Guinea, celebrating its cultural diversity, unity, and the aspirations of its people for a harmonious and prosperous future.

The Papua New Guinea flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Papua New Guinea, officially known as the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an ocean country in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Port Moresby, and its population is about 8.935 million (2020). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Australia, Indonesia, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Solomon Islands.

The waving flag of Papua New Guinea with its emblem (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Port Moresby
Other major cities:Lae,
Official language:English
Ethnic groups:Melanesians,
Religions:95% Christianity,
5% Others
Nationality name:Papua New Guinean
Area:462,840 km²
(178,700 sq mi)
Population:8.935 million (2020)
Country codes:PG, PNG (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.pg
Calling code:+675

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