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Flag of Niue

The flag of Niue was adopted on 15 October 1975. It consists of the Union Jack in the upper left corner with a star in the middle of the Union Jack and four stars forming a diamond around it. It is very unusual for a flag based on a British ensign design, in having not only a yellow background, but also a defaced Union Jack in the canton.

From the Niue Flag Act 1975: "The Niue National Flag shall be a golden yellow flag, bearing on the upper canton of the hoist thereof the Union Flag, commonly known as the Union Jack, displaying 2 five-pointed yellow stars on the vertical line and on the horizontal line thereof separated by a blue disc containing a larger five-pointed yellow star."

The symbolism represented by the flag is described in the Act. The Union Jack symbolises the protection granted by the United Kingdom in 1900 after petitioning by the Kings and Chiefs of Niue. The yellow field symbolizes "the bright sunshine of Niue and the warm feelings of the Niuean people towards New Zealand and her people." The association with New Zealand, which took over responsibility and administration of Niue in 1901, is also represented by the four small stars that depict the Southern Cross. Finally the blue disc containing a larger star represents the deep blue sea surrounding the self-governing island of Niue.

* Seal of Niue

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* Niue Flag Act 1975

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Country - Niue

Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2400 km northeast of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands. Niue's land area is about 261 km2 and its population, predominantly Polynesian, was about 1,600 in 2016. The island is commonly referred to as "The Rock", which comes from the traditional name "Rock of Polynesia". Niue is one of the world's largest coral islands. The terrain of the island has two noticeable levels. The higher level is made up of a limestone cliff running along the coast, with a plateau in the centre of the island reaching approximately 60 metres (200 feet) high above sea level. The lower level is a coastal terrace approximately 0.5 km (0.3 miles) wide and about 25–27 metres (80–90 feet) high, which slopes down and meets the sea in small cliffs. A coral reef surrounds the island, with the only major break in the reef being in the central western coast, close to the capital, Alofi. A notable feature are the many limestone caves near the coast.

Niue is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand; and New Zealand conducts most diplomatic relations—though not all—on its behalf. Niueans are citizens of New Zealand, and Queen Elizabeth II is head of state in her capacity as Queen of New Zealand. Between 90% and 95% of Niuean people live in New Zealand, along with about 70% of the speakers of the Niuean language. Niue is a bilingual country, with 30% of the population speaking both Niuean and English, though the percentage of monolingual English-speaking people is only 11%, while 46% are monolingual Niuean speakers.

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Flag of Niue (English)  Bandiera di Niue (Italiano)  Vlag van Niue (Nederlands)  Drapeau de Niue (Français)  Flagge Niues (Deutsch)  Bandeira de Niue (Português)  Флаг Ниуэ (Русский)  Bandera de Niue (Español)  Flaga Niue (Polski)  紐埃國旗 (中文)  Niues flagga (Svenska)  ニウエの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Ніуе (Українська)  Национално знаме на Ниуе (Български)  니우에의 기 (한국어)  Niuen lippu (Suomi)  Niujės vėliava (Lietuvių)  Vlajka Niue (Česky)  Niue bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Нијуеа (Српски / Srpski)  Niue lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Niue (Slovenčina)  Niue zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Niuea (Hrvatski)  ธงนีวเว (ไทย)  Σημαία του Νιούε (Ελληνικά) 
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