Flag of Nauru

Flag of Nauru

The base of the flag of Nauru , the smallest independent country in the world, which has been adopted in 1976 when the country achieved independence, consists of a dark blue sheet. The sheet is crossed by a yellow stripe in its middle and below the stripe and closer to the left part of the flag a twelve-pointed white star is placed. Each chip represents one of the twelve tribes that used to inhabit the island, although two of them do not exist already. Yellow stripe symbolizes the equator and the star depicts the position of the island against the equator. The blue color of the sheet should remind the Pacific Ocean, which surrounds the island. The design of the flag was chosen through a public competition, where a draft of an Australian designer won.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes NR, NRU (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Nauru
Capital city Yaren
Continent Oceania
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Community
Population 11 000 (2018)
Total area 21 km2
Highest point Command Ridge (71 m, 233 ft)
Lowest point South Pacific Ocean
GDP per capita $ 9 889 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Australian dollar ($, AUD)
Calling code +674
Internet TLD .nr

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