List of Papua New Guinean flags

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This is a list of flags used in Papua New Guinea.

National flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
1971–present Flag of Papua New Guinea

Divided diagonally from the upper hoist-side corner to the lower fly-side corner: the upper triangle is red with the soaring Raggiana bird-of-paradise and the lower triangle is black with the Crux of four white larger five-pointed stars and a smaller star. Red and black have long been the colours of Papua New Guinea, the Raggiana bird-of-paradise is the national bird of the country, and the Southern Cross represents its position in the Southern Hemisphere.

Flag of the Governor-General[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea.svg
1975–present Standard of the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea A dark blue field featuring a St. Edward's Crown surmounted by a lion with the name "PAPUA NEW GUINEA" on a scroll beneath it.

Ensigns[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Ensign of Papua New Guinea.svg
1975–present Naval Ensign of Papua New Guinea A White Ensign with the flag of Papua New Guinea in the canton.

Provincial flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Bougainville.svg
Flag of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville
Flag of Central Province PNG.svg
Flag of Central Province
Flag of Chimbu.svg
Flag of Chimbu
Flag of Eastern Highlands.svg
Flag of Eastern Highlands
Flag of East New Britain.svg
Flag of East New Britain
Flag of East Sepik.png
Flag of East Sepik
Flag of Enga.png
Flag of Enga
Flag of Gulf Province.png
Flag of Gulf Province
Flag of Hela.svg
Flag of Hela
Flag of Jiwaka.svg
Flag of Jiwaka
Flag of Madang.svg
Flag of Madang
Flag of Manus.svg
Flag of Manus
Flag of Milne Bay.svg
Flag of Milne Bay
Flag of Morobe.png
Flag of Morobe
Flag of NCD.svg
Flag of the National Capital District
Flag of New Ireland.svg
Flag of New Ireland
Flag of Flag Oro new.png
Flag of Oro
Flag of Southern Highlands Province (Papua New Guinea).svg
Flag of Southern Highlands
Flag of Western Province PNG.svg
Flag of Western Province
Flag of Western Highlands.svg
Flag of Western Highlands
Flag of West New Britain.svg
Flag of West New Britain
Flag of Sandaun.svg
Flag of Sandaun

Historical flags[edit]

National flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Territory of New Guinea.svg
1914–1949 Flag of the Territory of New Guinea A blue British ensign with a white disc in the fly featuring the Tudor Crown over the letters "T.N.G.".
Flag of the Territory of Papua.svg
1906–1949 Flag of the Territory of Papua A blue British ensign with a white disc in the fly featuring the Tudor Crown over the name "PAPUA".
Flag of British New Guinea (1888–1906).svg
1888–1906 Flag of British New Guinea A blue British ensign with a white disc in the fly featuring the Tudor Crown over the initials "B.N.G.".
Flag of British New Guinea (1884–1888).svg
1884–1888 Flag of British New Guinea A blue British ensign with a white disc in the fly featuring the Tudor Crown over the initials "N.G.".

Viceregal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Governor of the Territory of Papua.svg
1906–1945 Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Papua A Union Jack defaced with a white disc in the centre featuring the name "PAPUA" surmounted by a crown.

Sporting flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Papua New Guinea (1965–1970).svg
1965–1970 Flag for sporting events Flag flown for the Territory at international sporting events. A red and yellow Raggiana bird-of-paradise on a green field.

Proposed flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Papua New Guinea (1970–1971).svg
1970–1971 Proposed flag of Papua New Guinea A vertical tricolour of blue, gold and green, with a white Southern Cross in the hoist and a white Raggiana bird-of-paradise.
Flag of Deutsch-Neuguinea.svg

Flaggenentwurf 8 Neuguinea 1914.svg

Flaggenentwurf 1 Neuguinea 1914.svg
Between 1884 and 1914 Proposed flags of German New Guinea Various designs incorporating the horizontal black-white-red tricolour of the German Empire.

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