Nauru has spent some time in its history under foreign control. But it was not a colony, it was only under the control of the United Nations. All control was exercised by Australia.
This is what the modern flag of Nauru looks like:
History of the flag
Officially approved in 1968.
The predecessor is the Commonwealth flag, which almost duplicates the Australian flag, but differs in the background color – it is red, not blue.
From 1947 to 1968 Nauru was considered a UN territory.
It is a single-colored cloth with a horizontal stripe crossing it in the center. At the bottom, under this line, on the left, closer to the staff, there is a star with twelve rays.
The location of the star was not chosen by chance – it reflects reality – the country is located in the southern hemisphere.
The width of the yellow section is 1/24 of the length of the banner.
Blue, yellow, white.
Meaning of colors and flag symbol
- Blue – the sky and the Pacific Ocean.
- Yellow – Equator, as the state is only one degree south of this marker.
- White – calcium phosphates, the only mineral that can be mined on Nauru.
- The star is the symbol of the twelve tribes living in the country.
After independence, the territory gained its own self-government and created an original and visible flag that is still in use today.
General information about Nauru
|Official language||Nauruan, English|
|Population||11 359 people|
|Currency||Australian dollar (AUD, code 36)|