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Flag of Tonga
Tonga
Adopted November 4, 1875 [1]
Designed by George Tupou I? [1]
Proportions 1:2 [1]

The flag of Tonga is a red with a white canton containing a red cross.

SymbolismEdit

The flag is a symbol of the Tongans' belief in the Bible.

elementsymbolism
redsacrifice of the Christ's blood
whitepurity [2]
crosscross which the Christ was murdered upon

[1]

HistoryEdit

In the 1960s, the Tongan flag design was based on an idea from a Tongan king George Tupou I. It was possibly based on the Red Ensign and the flag of the Red Cross organization.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tonga Flag at WorldFlags101.com
  2. Tonga Flag at mapsofworld.com
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