Flag of Papua New Guinea (GIF)


The flag of Papua New Guinea is a diagonally divided black-red flag featuring a yellow bird-of-paradise and the Southern Cross constellation. Red, black and yellow have long been the traditional colors of many Papua New Guinea tribes. The bird of paradise, which is an important symbol of the nation, symbolizes freedom and independence, and the southern cross symbolizes that the country is in the southern hemisphere. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 3:4, and the flag was adopted on July 1, 1971.

Also, its emblem features a horizontal kundu drum and a bird of paradise on a traditional spear.

The Papua New Guinea flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world 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 8,559,000.

The waving flag of Papua New Guinea with its emblem (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Port Moresby (pop. 284,000)
Other major cities:Lae (76,000)
Arawa (40,000)
Official languages:English
Region:Melanesia
Ethnic groups:Melanesians
Papuans
Negritos
Micronesians
Polynesians
Religion:95% Christianity
5% Other
Demonym:Papua New Guinean
Area:462,840 km²
(178,700 sq mi)
Population:8,559,000
Currency:Papua New Guinean kina

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