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New Zealand Flag

The New Zealand flag, adopted on March 24, 1902, features the Union Jack of Great Britain and the Southern Cross.

New Zealand Flag

Flag of New Zealand



New Zealand Flag Description
The flag of New Zealand is blue with the British Union Jack in the upper left corner (the canton), and four red stars making up the Southern Cross. The Union Jack, which is the flag of Great Britain, reflects New Zealand's history as a British colony.
The stars on New Zealand's flag represent the Southern Cross, a constellation of stars, forming the ends of a cross, that shine brightly in the skies of the Southern Hemisphere.

The flag of New Zealand has a 1:2 ratio.

Resemblance
The flag of New Zealand is very similar to the flag of Australia. The difference between the Australian flag and the flag of New Zealand is that Australia's flag features six stars that are white rather than four stars that are red. Five of the stars on Australia's flag are seven-pointed, and the sixth is a five-pointed star. The stars on New Zealand's flag are all five-pointed stars.

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Last Updated On : August 24, 2012