Christmas Island flag
|Christmas Island flag|
|Vexillological symbol :||?|
|Aspect ratio:||1: 2|
|Officially accepted:||January 26, 2002|
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.
- 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)
- Flags of the World - Christmas Island (English)