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Papua New Guinea Flag

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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…


Papua New Guinea Flag

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)
National symbol(s): bird of paradise
National colors: red, black
National anthem:
Name: “O Arise All You Sons”
Lyrics/Music: Thomas SHACKLADY

Fact about Papua New Guinea flag

Country Papua New Guinea
Designed by NA
Adopted 1. July 1971
Revision NA
Design and Colors A black and red bend (diagonal bi-colour); charged with the Southern Cross (hoist side) and a bird-of-paradise (fly side)
Size Ratio 3:4

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