Flag of Australia

Flag of Australia

The Australian flag was adopted in 1909 and its design reflects historical ties to the Great Britain. As in the case of the British flag, the background is blue, but the Union Jack flag is reduced and placed at the top of the left side. Below the Union Jack, there is a seven-pointed star, whose six tips represent Australian states and the seventh tip refers to two independent federal territories. On the right half of the flag, the constellation of the Southern Cross, which dominates the Australian sky, stretches. Indigenous Australians have their own flag. Via red and black stripes and yellow disc, their flag is trying to represent the indigenous tribes, the earth and the sun.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes AU, AUS (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Commonwealth of Australia
Capital city Canberra
Continent Oceania
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Community
Population 25 627 280 (2020)
Total area 7 692 020 km2
Highest point Mount Kosciuszko (2 228 m, 7 310 ft)
Lowest point Lake Eyre (-15 m, -49 ft)
GDP per capita $ 57 374 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Australian dollar ($, AUD)
Calling code +61
Internet TLD .au

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