Flag of Australia (GIF)

The flag of Australia, also known as the "Australian Blue Ensign," boasts a distinctive design featuring a dark blue field with three significant elements. In the upper left canton, there is the Union Jack, symbolizing Australia's historical ties to the United Kingdom. Under the Union Jack, there is a large seven-pointed star known as the Commonwealth Star, representing the federation of the six Australian states into a single nation. Below the Union Jack and the Commonwealth Star, there are five stars arranged in the shape of the Southern Cross constellation, a prominent feature of the southern hemisphere's night sky, which serves as a symbol of Australia's geographical location and its significance in the southern hemisphere. This flag reflects Australia's history, national identity, and its unique place in the world.

Adopted:February 11, 1903
Designed by:Annie Dorrington,
Ivor Evans,
Lesley Hawkins,
Egbert Nutall,
William Stevens
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇦🇺

The coat of arms of Australia features a complex and rich symbolism. It has a gold Commonwealth Star at the top. On each side of the shield, there are native Australian supporters—a kangaroo and an emu—chosen because these animals cannot move backward, symbolizing progress and a forward-looking spirit. The shield itself is divided into six parts, each representing one of Australia's states. It features various national symbols such as the golden wattle, Australia's national floral emblem, and the Southern Cross constellation. The coat of arms is a powerful emblem that encapsulates Australia's heritage, identity, and aspirations.

The Australia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country that includes the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and the smaller islands. Its capital is Canberra, and its population is approximately 25.74 million (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with East Timor, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.

The waving flag of Australia with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Largest city:Sydney
Official language:English
Ethnic groups:67.4% British,
8.7% Irish,
3.8% Italian,
3.7% German,
3.6% Chinese,
3.0% Aboriginal Australian,
1.7% Indian,
1.6% Greek,
1.2% Dutch,
5.3% Other
Religions:52.1% Christianity,
30.1% Non-Religious,
2.6% Islam,
2.4% Buddhism,
1.9% Hinduism,
1.3% Other,
9.7% Unknown
Nationality name:Australian, Aussie
Area:7,692,024 km²
(2,969,907 sq mi)
Population:25.74 million (2021)
Country codes:AU, AUS (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.au
Calling code:+61

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