Flag of Tuvalu (GIF)

The flag of Tuvalu features a sky-blue ensign with the Union Jack in the upper left corner, reflecting the nation's history as a former British colony, and is surrounded by nine yellow five-pointed stars arranged in a pattern that represents the geographical spread of the islands. The blue color symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, upon which Tuvalu relies heavily for its sustenance, while the nine stars represent the nine islands that make up the nation. These stars not only signify the individual islands but also embody unity and harmony among the Tuvaluan people. The flag's design thus encapsulates Tuvalu's historical heritage, its close relationship with the ocean, and the unity of its island communities.

Adopted:April 11, 1997
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇹🇻

The coat of arms of Tuvalu is characterized by a shield adorned with a golden border embellished with eight mitre shells and eight banana leaves in an intricate pattern. Within the shield, a depiction of the maneapa, a traditional meeting house, is set beneath a blue sky against a green ground. Symbolizing the nation's close connection to the ocean, stylized representations of ocean waves in blue and gold lie beneath the ground. The golden ribbon below the shield bears the motto in Tuvaluan, "Tuvalu mo te Atua" ("Tuvalu for the Almighty"), emphasizing the nation's deep-rooted religious faith and its commitment to a spiritual relationship with its environment and community.

The Tuvalu flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island country located in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Funafuti, and its population is about 11,925 (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Fiji and Kiribati.

The waving flag of Tuvalu with its coat of arms (unofficial)
The waving vertical flag of Tuvalu (Animated GIF)
Capital and largest city:Funafuti
Other major cities:Alapi,
Official languages:English,
Ethnic groups:96% Polynesians,
4% Micronesians
Religions:96% Christianity,
3% Bahá'í,
1% Other
Nationality name:Tuvaluan
Area:26 km²
(10 sq mi)
Population:11,925 (2021)
Country codes:TV, TUV (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.tv
Calling code:+688

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