About the flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands was first created in 2003; the flag was adopted on 6 April 2004.

The flag is 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. 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.

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