Flag of Fiji

Fiji Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesFJ, FJI, 242
Official NameRepublic of Fiji
Government TypeParliamentary republic
CurrencyFijian Dollar (FJD)
Calling Code+679
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Community, Non-Aligned Movement
PopulationApprox. 896,000 (as of 2023)
Total Area18,274 square kilometers
Highest PointTomanivi (1,324 meters or 4,341 feet)
Lowest PointPacific Ocean (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $5,500 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 67 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.fj

Fiji National Anthem

God Bless Fiji (Meda Dau Doka)

Blessing grant oh God of nations on the isles of Fiji
As we stand united under noble banner blue
And we honour and defend the cause of freedom ever
Onward march together God bless Fiji

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Fiji Flag

The national flag of Fiji was officially adopted on October 10, 1970, as the country gained independence from British colonial rule. The flag’s history and design are deeply intertwined with Fiji’s national identity and colonial past.

The flag consists of the light blue background, symbolizing the Pacific Ocean that surrounds the islands of Fiji. The Union Jack in the upper left corner denotes Fiji’s history as a British colony. The shield from the national coat of arms, located on the right side of the flag, displays various elements significant to Fijian culture and history.

The shield on the flag is divided into four quarters by the Cross of St. George, which is a symbol of the patron saint of England. The first quarter features a sugar cane, the second a coconut palm, the third a dove of peace, and the fourth a bunch of bananas. These represent the country’s agriculture and its wish for peace.

Throughout its history, there have been discussions about changing the flag to remove colonial symbols, particularly the Union Jack. However, as of 2023, these changes have not been implemented, and the current design remains in use.

The flag of Fiji is a source of pride and patriotism for the Fijian people, representing their unique culture, natural resources, and historical ties. It is prominently displayed across the country and used in national events, symbolizing the unity and identity of Fiji in the global community. The flag’s design captures the essence of Fiji’s past, present, and aspirations for the future, making it a cherished national symbol.