The flag of Papua New Guinea was adopted in 1971. At the hoist of the flag, there is a southern cross. In the upper part, there is a paradise bird. This flag was adopted after a national competition to chose the design of the national flag.
Black and red tribes are traditional colors of many tribes of the country. These colors are symbolic for many of tribes from this country. The bird of paradise is a national symbol and it is often seen on the national coat of arms. Before the independence, a vertical tricolor with a blue-green and yellow band was used. On the yellow band, there was a paradise bird. A southern cross was always a symbol of travelers. A paradise bird is a very important symbol signifying a unity under one nation.
Country:Papua New Guinea
Capital city:Port Moresby
Total area:462,840 km2
Formation:16. 9. 1975
Currency:papua new guinean kina (PGK)