Flag of Fiji

Flag of Fiji

At the first glance at the flag of Fiji , it is evident that this island nation used to be under British rule. The flag has been adopted after gaining independence in 1970 and it consists of a pale blue leaf and a miniature of Union Jack flag in the upper left field. In addition, the flag bears national coat of arms where a yellow lion holding a cocoa bean and St. George's Cross are depicted. The resulting fields bear pictures of sugarcane, coconut palm, white turtledove carrying an olive branch in its beak, and bunch of bananas. These commodities are typical of Fiji since it was not imported on the islands. The light blue color of the leaf should remind the Pacific Ocean which surrounds Fiji.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes FJ, FJI (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Fiji
Capital city Suva
Continent Oceania
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Community
Population 884 887 (2017)
Total area 18 272 km2
Highest point Tomanivi on Viti Levu (1 324 m, 4 344 ft)
Lowest point South Pacific Ocean
GDP per capita $ 6 267 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Fijian dollar ($, FJD)
Calling code +679
Internet TLD .fj

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