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Papua New Guinea Flag


The Papua New Guinea National flag was formally approved in the year 1971. This Papua New Guinea Flag is dissevered diagonally from the upper part of the hoist to the underside of the fly portion.

Papua New Guinea Flag

Flag of Papua New Guinea

Flags of Neighboring Countries

On the top the "Bird of Paradise" or "Kumul" is depicted on the red base of the Flag of Papua New Guinea . There are five stars interpreting the Southern Cross, on the black backdrop.
Red, Yellow and Black has close association with the country's heritage, while the "Bird of Paradise" is the emblem of regional tribal culture. On the Papua New Guinea Flag the bird symbolizes the emergence of Papua New Guinea as a nation.

The "Southern Cross" is the assemblage visible in the night sky of Papua New Guinea and other states of the southerly Hemisphere. On the Papua New Guinea Flag this represents the ancient connection of Papua New Guinea with several countries by the South Pacific.

Official Name: Papua New Guinea

Capital: Port Moresby

Location: The eastern part of New Guinea and Some 600 islands in the pacific the largest being the Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain, New Ireland and Bougainville in the Northern Solomon Islands)

Area: 462, 840 Sq. km.

Official Languages: English

National Flag: Diagonally on the black on the red a bird of paradise in gold and on the black 5 stars of the Southern Cross in white.

Flag Ratio: 3:4

National Anthem: O Arise All you Sons (1975)