Papua New Guinea Flag
The Papua New Guinea flag was adopted on July 1, 1971. Susan Karike, who was 15 years old at the time, produced the design, which was chosen in a nationwide competition. The flag has a black and red field with a white representation of the Southern Cross constellation.
The constellation is made up of four five-pointed stars and signifies the country's southern hemisphere location. A Raggiana bird-of-paradise, silhouetted in yellow, is superimposed over the constellation. The bird of paradise is also viewed as a symbol of national identity and features on the national coat of arms.
The colors red and black have long been associated with many Papua New Guinean tribes. The current flag was also influenced by the black-white-red color combination of the German Empire flag, which had dominated the region prior to 1918. Prior to the country's independence, the Australian administration recommended an alternate flag design with blue, yellow, and green stripes, as well as the bird-of-paradise and Southern Cross.
The design, produced by Hal Holman, was supposed to represent New Guinea's sea, islands, and coastlines, as well as the country's mineral richness and unity, but it was rejected as a “mechanically constructed outcome,” therefore Susan Karike's design was picked instead.
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Papua New Guinea is a country located in Oceania, on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. It is bordered by Indonesia to the west, and by the Pacific Ocean to the north and east. Papua New Guinea is a large and diverse country with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions.
The history of Papua New Guinea dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 50,000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of Melanesian, Polynesian, and other influences. Papua New Guinea was a colony of Australia until 1975, when it gained independence.
Today, Papua New Guinea is a lower-middle-income country with a developing economy. The country is known for its production of agricultural products such as coffee and cocoa, as well as for its growing mining and tourism industries. Papua New Guinea has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official languages of Papua New Guinea are English and Tok Pisin, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnicities and religions.
|Country codes||PG, PNG (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Independent State of Papua New Guinea|
|Official languages||English, Hiri, Motu,Tok Pisin|
|Religion||95.5% Christianity, 3.1% Unspecified, 1.4% Others / None|
|Capital city||Port Moresby|
|Time zone||UTC+10, +11 (PNGST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Population density||20 per Km2 (51 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||13.1 % of the population is urban (1,168,469 people in 2020)|
|Median age||22.4 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 452,860 Km2 (174,850 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Mount Wilhelm (4 509 m, 14 793 ft)|
|Lowest point||South Pacific Ocean|
|GDP per capita||$ 2,672 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Papua New Guinean kina (K, PGK)|
|Internet TLD||.pg (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Papua New Guinea Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Papua New Guinea