The national flag of Niue was adopted on 15 October 1975. It consists of the Union Jack in the center with a star in the center and four stars around it.
The flag has a symbolic meaning. It is the only flag of former British colonies using yellow background. The Union Jack symbolizes Great Britain colonial dependence. The yellow background represents the sun and the warmth of the local people. A blue disc with a large star represents a blue ocean surrounding self-governed island of Niue. At the canton, there is a defaced Union Jack.
The local citizens like their flag. It may be seen everywhere in public institutions. During official holidays the flag may be seen everywhere in public places so it is an integral part of people`s everyday lives.
Total area:260 km2
Formation:19. 8. 1974
Currency:new zealand dollar (NZD)