Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.svg
Use National flag and ensign
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 6 April 2004
Design Green, 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 by Mohamed Isa Minkom[citation needed]

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

Design[edit]

The flag is green, 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. 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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cahoon. Ben. Cocos (Keeling) Islands. WorldStatesmen.org. Accessed 9 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Cocos (Keeling) Islands". flagspot.net. Retrieved 24 November 2017. 

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