The national flag of Christmas Island features a blue/green slanting panel with a small constellation of four seven-pointed white stars and one tinier five-pointed white star on the blue segment. There is a golden ring in the middle holding the outline of the island in green, and a Golden Bosun Bird on the green segment.
The green and blue diagonal sections symbolize the flora of the island and sea. The golden ring in the heart of the ensign symbolizes the phosphate mines found in the region.
The flag of Christmas Island was unofficially adopted in 1986. It was made official on Australia Day, 2002 when Bill Taylor, the administrator of the territory, presented the flag to the Christmas Island Shire.
The Christmas Island flag is used both as a state and civil flag or ensign.
|Official Name:||Territory of Christmas Island|
|Adopted on:||January 26, 2002|
|Designed by:||Tony Couch|
|Location:||Territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean|
|Capital City:||Flying Fish Cove|
|Major Cities:||Silver City, Poon Saan|
|Area:||52 square miles|
|Currency:||Australian dollar (AUD)|
|National Anthem:||Advance Australia Fair|
|National symbol(s):||golden bosun bird|
Fact about Christmas Island flag
|Adopted||January 26, 2002|
|Design and Colors||Blue/green diagonal bicolour charged with a southern cross of four seven-pointed white stars and one smaller five-pointed white star on the blue half, a golden bosun bird in gold on the green half, and a gold circle in the centre containing the shape of the island in green|