Flag of Tonga (GIF)


The flag of Tonga consists of a red field with a thick red equilateral cross in a white canton in the upper left corner of the flag. The cross symbolizes Christianity. While the white color represents purity, the red color refers to the spilled blood of Jesus during the Crucifixion. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on November 4, 1875.

Its coat of arms includes three white stars representing the three island groups in the kingdom; a crown representing the king; a white dove symbolizing peace, unity, and Christianity; and three swords symbolizing the Three Kingdoms dynasties. The strip below reads a slogan meaning "From God and Tonga I descend".

The Tonga flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Tonga, officially known as the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Nukuʻalofa, and its population is about 101,000.

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

The coat of arms of Tonga on a waving white flag

The waving vertical flag of Tonga (Animated GIF)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Nuku'alofa (pop. 23,000)
Other major cities:Lapaha (8,000)
Official languages:English, Tongan
Region:Polynesia
Ethnic groups:97% Tongan
0.7% Part-Tongan
2.2% Other
Religion:97.57% Christianity
0.75% Bahá'í Faith
0.10% Hinduism
0.18% Buddhism
0.02% Islam
0.84% Other
0.26% Refuse to answer
0.28% None
Demonym:Tongan
Area:748 km² (289 sq mi)
Population:101,000
Currency:Pa'anga


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Tonga (Tongan: Fuka ʻo Tonga - Sila ʻo e tuʻi ʻo Tonga), GIF

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