Flag of Kiribati

Flag of Kiribati

The flag of Kiribati, which has been adopted in 1979, is composed of six ripples in blue and white colors, yellow sun and flying frigate. All this is placed on a red sheet. Ripples are meant to symbolize the Pacific Ocean, which washes the shores of Kiribati, and the frigate bird in flight indicates a domination over the ocean. The flag has been adopted the year when Kiribati attained independence from the Great Britain. Its appearance is based on the coat of arms, by which the islands were awarded in 1937 along with former Ellicei Islands, currently Tuvalu. Likewise Kiribati was at that time called differently - Gilbert Islands. Prior to 1979, the flag was represented by a blue British official flag and emblem of Gilbert Islands.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes KI, KIR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati
Capital city South Tarawa
Continent Oceania
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Community
Population 120 100 (2018)
Total area 811 km2
Highest point 81 m (266 ft)
Lowest point Pacific Ocean
GDP per capita $ 1 625 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Australian dollar ($, AUD)
Calling code +686
Internet TLD .ki

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