Flag of Tuvalu (GIF)

Like many old and existing British addictions, the Tuvalu flag is a blue ensign based on the Union Flag shown in the upper left corner of the flag; but instead of traditional blue, it has a sky blue field. The stars represent the nine islands that makeup Tuvalu, and the stars are arranged according to the real position of the islands. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on April 11, 1997.

Its coat of arms is a gold-bordered shield surrounded by eight banana leaves and eight shellfish. The shield features a maneapa, a traditional meeting house, and wavy blue stripes, symbolizing the ocean.

The Tuvalu flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, Tuvalu is a Polynesian island country located in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Funafuti, and its population is about 11,000.

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

The waving vertical flag of Tuvalu (Animated GIF)
Capital and largest city:Funafuti (pop. 6,000)
Other major cities:Alapi (1,000)
Fakaifou (1,000)
Official languages:English,
Ethnic groups:96% Polynesian
4% Micronesian
Religion:96% Christianity
3% Bahá'í
1% Other
Area:26 km2
(10 sq mi)
Currency:Tuvaluan dollar

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