Flag of Niue

Niue Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)
Country CodesNU, NIU, 570
Official NameNiue
Government TypeSelf-governing parliamentary democracy
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar (NZD), Niuean Dollar (local use)
Calling Code+683
Member OfNot a member of the United Nations, associated with New Zealand
PopulationApproximately 1,600
Total Area260 km²
Highest PointUnnamed location near Mutalau settlement (68 meters, 223 feet)
Lowest PointPacific Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaEstimated USD 5,800
Life Expectancy72 years
Internet TLD.nu

Niue National Anthem

Ko e Iki he Lagi (The Lord in Heaven)

The Lord in Heaven,
Thou art very great,
Thou art very glorious,
Thou art very beautiful.
Thou art the King,
The ruler of all,
To Thee, our God,
In Heaven above!

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Niue Flag

The national flag of Niue was officially adopted on October 15, 1975. Unique among national flags for its prominent depiction of a yellow field with the Union Jack in the upper left corner and a large symbolic star in the center, the flag represents Niue’s relationship with New Zealand and its status in the South Pacific.

The Union Jack reflects Niue’s historical ties with the United Kingdom and its current association with New Zealand, a Commonwealth member. The star, a depiction of the Niuean emblem, is a stylized yellow and white Polynesian motif of a coconut palm. This symbol represents Niue’s self-government and the link to New Zealand, which is illustrated by the four smaller stars that make up the Southern Cross constellation, also found on New Zealand’s flag.

The choice of a yellow background is distinctive and is symbolic of the bright sunshine of Niue and its warm relationship with New Zealand. The flag’s adoption in 1975 marked a significant step in Niue’s journey towards self-determination and recognition of its unique cultural identity.

The flag of Niue, while reflecting its historical and political connections, is also a source of pride for its people, symbolizing their culture, heritage, and the natural beauty of their island nation. It is a central part of national identity and is displayed on public buildings, at official events, and in international contexts, representing the spirit and resilience of the Niuean people.