Papua New Guinea Flag Meaning & Details


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 Papua New Guinea Flag
 Flag Information
  • divided diagonally from upper hoist-side corner

  • the upper triangle is red with a soaring yellow bird of paradise centered

  • the lower triangle is black with five, white, five-pointed stars of the Southern Cross constellation centered

  • red, black, and yellow are traditional colors of Papua New Guinea

  • the bird of paradise - endemic to the island of New Guinea - is an emblem of regional tribal culture and represents the emergence of Papua New Guinea as a nation

  • the Southern Cross, visible in the night sky, symbolizes Papua New Guinea's connection with Australia and several other countries in the South Pacific

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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