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Flag of FIJI

A high qality image of the Fiji Flag

Fiji Flag photo

The flag of Fiji was adopted on October 10, 1970. The flag is a sky blue with the Union Jack on the canton and the Fiji coat of arms on the fly.  The blue on the flag symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, which is important to Fiji because of the fishing industry and tourist trade.  The Union Jack stands for Fiji’s history and ties to the United Kingdom.  The coat of arms which was granted to the island in 1908 is a white shield with a red cross and a red chief on the top.  At the top  of the coats of arms there is a the shield with a British lion holding a cocoa pod in its paws.  Inside the shield in the upper left is a picture of sugar cane and on the upper right is a coconut palm.  On the lower left part of the shield is a dove and on the lower right there is a bunch of bananas.  The images on the shield stand for Fiji`s history and agricultural activities.