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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 martyred upon

[1]

HistoryEdit

In the 1870s, the Tongan flag design was based on an idea from a Tongan king George Tupou I. It was originally just a red couped cross on a white background, but as this resembled the flag of the Red Cross organization, the red field was added with the red cross placed in a white canton.

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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