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Flag of Christmas Island
Christmas Island
Adopted April 14, 1986 [1]
Designed by Tony Couch [2]
Proportions 1:2 [3]

The flag of Christmas Island is diagonally divided.

SymbolismEdit

The blue and green triangles represent the sea surrounding the island and the vegetation of the island. The Southern cross in the blue triangle is the representation appearing in the Australian flag.

The image in the green triangle is the Golden Bosun Bird, which is unique to the island.

The gold disk in the center of the flag represents the island's phosphate mining history and originally included to provide a background for the green map of Christmas Island.

TriviaEdit

This flag was influenced by the Papua New Guinea flag. [citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.fotw.net/flags/cx.html
  2. Christmas Island Flag
  3. Ausflag: Christmas Island
Australia States and Territories of Australia
States and Mainland Territories: Australian Capital TerritoryNew South WalesNorthern TerritoryQueenslandSouth AustraliaTasmaniaVictoriaWestern Australia
External Territories: Christmas IslandCocos IslandsNorfolk Island

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