The Papua New Guinea Flag

Papua New Guinea Flag
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The Papua New Guinea flag has the ratio 3:4. It was officially adopted on July 1, 1971. It consists of a red section and a black section, divided horizontally. The black section has five white stars, patterned after the Southern Cross.

The Papua New Guinea flag has a red section which depicts the raggiana bird of paradise. The design was picked from a competition, which was won by a 15 year old girl, Susan Huhume. Red, white, and black were the colors of the German Empire, which had at one time controlled the island nation. Red and black are also the colors of many islands tribes.

The form of government is Constitutional monarchy. The Papua New Guinea flag is part of a nation whose currency is the kina. The country is part of Oceania, and it is considered one of the most diverse nation’s on earth.

The capital in the country is Port Moresby, which is also the largest city. The Papua New Guinea flag belongs to a country whose national motto is “Unity in diversity”. The national anthem is “O Arise, All You Sons”.

Some interesting facts about Papua New Guinea:

religion: Lutherans 16.2%, Roman Catholicism 21.8%, Methodist/Presbyterian/London Missionary 8.1%, Evangelical Alliance 3.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 0.9%, Anglicans 5.1%, other Protestants 9.9%, indigenous belief 34.1%
language: Melanesian Pidgin, English, Motu
population: 5,931,771

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