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Flag of Cocos Islands

Cocos Islands
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 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. [0]
Colors
#008000
#FFE000
#802000

History

The flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands was first created in 2003; the flag was adopted on April 6, 2004. It was designed by Mohd Isa Minkom. [0]

Meaning

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. [0]