Christmas Island flag

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Christmas Island flag
Flag of Christmas Island.svg

Vexillological symbol : Civil flag and official flag on land?
Aspect ratio: 1: 2
Officially accepted: January 26, 2002

Since January 26, 2002, the flag used since 1986 has been the official flag of Christmas Island . Previously, only the flag of Australia was officially in use.

Description and meaning

The green and blue triangles represent the island's vegetation as well as the sea that surrounds the island. The Southern Cross shows that it belongs to Australia. The bird on the flag is the endemic tropical white-tailed bird ( Phaethon lepturus fulvus ). The gold disc represents the history of phosphate mining and contains a green map of the island.


On April 14, 1986, today's flag was presented as the winner of a competition from 69 proposals. Tony Couch from Sydney , who designed the flag, received 100 Australian dollars as a prize. The flag did not initially receive an official status, even if it has been used on the island since then. It wasn't until 2002 that the flag was adopted as the official flag of the territory.

Individual evidence

  1. The Islander, February 1, 2002 ( Memento of the original from November 12, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 1.9 MB)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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