Flag of Brunei

Flag of Brunei

The flag of Brunei, which has been adopted in 1959, is composed of a yellow leaf, black and white diagonal stripes and a national emblem in the center of the flag. However, it has not obtained status of national flag until 1984, when Brunei gained independence from Britain. National emblem consists of a red crescent at the bottom, two gloves turned to the sky at the sides and an umbrella on the top. The crescent is a traditional symbol of Islam and the umbrella stands for monarchy and royal dignity. Wings with four feathers adorning the umbrella are supposed to guard integrity and peace. Yellow is a typical color of Sultan and the diagonal stripes has been added in 1906 when Brunei became a British colony.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes BN, BRN (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
Capital city Bandar Seri Begawan
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 442 400 (2018)
Total area 5 765 km2
Highest point Bukit Pagon (1 850 m, 6 070 ft)
Lowest point South China Sea
GDP per capita $ 31 628 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Brunei dollar ($, BND)
Calling code +673
Internet TLD .bn

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