The flag of Vanuatu has been adopted recently in 1980. Before this, in 1977 the national flag with nearly the same color shape and design was adopted. Thus, the current flag may also be considered as redesigned previous one.
Green represents rich natural resources of the country. Red is a symbol of white boars and patriots shed for independence. Yellow is a gospel covering a part of islands. On the flag, there is also a boars emblem. It is made in black and there are two leaves of the national tree on it. This tree is supposed to symbolize the desire of local people to live in peace. The number of leaves on the national symbol also was not chosen accidentally. It signifies the number of members of the parliament. The main religion of the country is Christianity (about 83% people). But the local people believe that patriotism is as important as belief in God. The national flag is respected by local people.
Capital city:Port Vila
Total area:12,189 km2
Formation:30. 7. 1980
Currency:vanuatu vatu (VUV)