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Flag of Papua New Guinea

The flag of Papua New Guinea was adopted on 1 July 1971. In the hoist, it depicts the Southern Cross; in the fly, a raggiana bird-of-paradise is silhouetted. The design was chosen through a nationwide design competition in early 1971. The winning designer was Susan Karike Huhume, who was 15 years old at the time.

Red and black have long been traditional colours of many Papua New Guinean tribes. Black-white-red was the colour of the German Empire flag, which had colonised New Guinea prior to 1918. The bird-of-paradise is also found on the national coat-of-arms.

Prior to independence, the Australian administration proposed a vertical tricolour flag with blue, yellow and green bands, along with the bird of paradise and southern cross, designed by a Mr Holman. It had a mainly negative reception, due to its appearance as that of a "mechanically contrived outcome", thus the alternative proposal attributed to Susan Karike was chosen instead. The blue was said to represent the sea and islands of New Guinea, the Southern Cross was a guide for the travelling peoples, the gold represented the coastlines, mineral wealth, and unity, and the green represented the forested highlands and mainland, with the Bird of Paradise representing the unification under one nation.

The Southern Cross shows that it is a country in the Southern Hemisphere and can be seen in Papua New Guinea.

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Flag of Papua New Guinea

Country - Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG;, ; Papua Niugini; Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.

At the national level, after being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975. This followed nearly 60 years of Australian administration, which started during World War I. It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1975 with Elizabeth II as its queen. It also became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in its own right.
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Flag of Papua New Guinea (English)  Bandiera della Papua Nuova Guinea (Italiano)  Vlag van Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea (Nederlands)  Drapeau de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée (Français)  Flagge Papua-Neuguineas (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Papua-Nova Guiné (Português)  Флаг Папуа — Новой Гвинеи (Русский)  Bandera de Papúa Nueva Guinea (Español)  Flaga Papui-Nowej Gwinei (Polski)  巴布亚新几内亚国旗 (中文)  Papua Nya Guineas flagga (Svenska)  パプアニューギニアの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Папуа Нової Гвінеї (Українська)  Национално знаме на Папуа Нова Гвинея (Български)  파푸아뉴기니의 국기 (한국어)  Papua-Uuden-Guinean lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Papua Nugini (Bahasa Indonesia)  Papua Naujosios Gvinėjos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Vlajka Papuy-Nové Guiney (Česky)  Papua Yeni Gine bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Папуе Нове Гвинеје (Српски / Srpski)  Paapua Uus-Guinea lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Papuy-Novej Guiney (Slovenčina)  Pápua Új-Guinea zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Papue Nove Gvineje (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติปาปัวนิวกินี (ไทย)  Σημαία της Παπούα Νέας Γουινέας (Ελληνικά)