Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands was created in 2003 and adopted on 6 April 2004.[1]

Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.svg
UseCivil and state flag
Proportion1:2
Adopted6 April 2004 (2004-04-06)
DesignGreen, with a palm tree on a gold disc in the canton, a gold crescent in the centre of the flag and a gold southern cross in the fly.
Designed byMohamed Isa Minkom[citation needed]

DesignEdit

The flag consists of a green field, with a palm tree on a gold disc in the canton, a gold crescent moon in the centre of the flag and a gold southern cross in the fly. The palm tree represents the islands' tropical flora; the colours are Australia's national colours; the crescent represents Islam, the religion of the Cocos Malays who make up a majority of the population; and the Southern Cross is a symbol of Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2017). "Cocos (Keeling) Islands". WorldStatesmen. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Cocos (Keeling) Islands". FlagSpot. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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