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Flag of Nauru

Subsequent the independence of Nauru, the flag of Nauru was upraised for the first time. The flag, selected in a native design competition, was accepted on Independence Day, 31 January 1968. Nauru Flag represents Nauru's physical position, one degree south of the Equator. A gold flat stripe representing the Equator runs crossways a blue field for the Pacific Ocean. Nauru itself is represented by a white 12-pointed star. Each point signifies one of the 12 native tribes on the island.

The flag of Nauru was formally accepted on January 31, 1968. The blue field is typical of the nearby Pacific Ocean, and the clear blue sky. Flag of Nauru has bold yellow line is representation of the Equator, and note that Nauru is positioned just below the Equator. The white star is figurative of the 12 tribes of Nauru.

History of Nauru Flag

The new flag design selected in a local competition and was put in concluding graphic form by an Australian flag manufacturer. The related is blue for the Pacific Ocean and the yellow flat stripe bands for the Equator, which lies less than one degree north of Nauru. The place of the island is reproduced by the white star located underneath the stripe, contrary to normal flag design values; its location near the hoist resembles to the fact that Nauru is on the western side of the International Date Line.

The star has been a representation of freedom and sovereignty since the United States accepted the Stars and bands as its flag in 1777. Devastatingly, such stars have been regular pentagrams. The 12 points on the Nauru star, but, refer to the original tribes of Nauru, thus giving two distinct but related connotations to the emblem. The colors of the flag are similar to those of other Pacific nations and thus show regional solidarity.

Nauru Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

The flag shows the geographical site of the island state. The narrow gold band with a width of 1⁄24 of the length of the flag signifies the Equator. The band along with the star indicates the location of the island in the Pacific Ocean just south of the Equator. The leaving of the blue flag cloth into two equal parts memories the saga that the first inhabitants were to have been brought to Earth from two boulders. The twelve points on the star signify the island's twelve unique tribes.

About Nauru

The Republic of Nauru is an island country in Micronesia located in sub-region of Oceania, and in the Central Pacific. The nations which are closer to Nauru are Banaba Island in Kiribati to the east, Tuvalu to the northwest, Solomon Islands to the north, Papua New Guinea to the east-northeast, the Federated States of Micronesia to the southeast, and Marshall Islands to the south. The population living in Nauru counts to 13, 649 having population density of 478 inhabitants per square kilometre (185 per square mile).

Nauru is a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, where President is the head of government of the executive branch. The official language of Nauru is Nauruan and the currency is Dollar. Nauru comprises of two letters Nauru code i.e. NR and its three letters Nauru code is NRU and in digits it is 520. The calling code is +674 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Nauru is UTC +12 hours.

Nauru Country Information Updated 2024

Country Nauru
Continent Oceania
Official languages Nauruan, English
Capital Yaren
Currency Australian dollar $ (AUD), Nauruan dollar $

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Nauru Time Zones

CET UTC+12:00
CEST UTC+12:00

Nauru Codes

Internet TLD NR
Three-letter country code NRU
Three-digit country code 520
Calling code +674