Australia Flag & Facts
Flag Facts: Australia
Government: Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy (The United Kingdom)
National Holiday: Australia Day, January 26 – Commemorates the arrival of the first fleet of Australian Settlers in 1788.
National Symbols: The Southern Cross constellation, the kangaroo, and the emu.
The Australian flag is blue featuring the UK flag in the upper left corner and a seven-pointed star in the lower left corner, known as the Commonwealth or Federation Star. The Southern Cross constellation is depicted on the right side of the flag with a small, five-pointed star and four larger, seven-pointed stars.
Commonwealth or Federation Star: Six points represent the six original states in the Australian colonies of 1901 and one point represents all of Australia’s internal and external territories.
Did you know…
More than half of Australia’s land is used for agriculture despite being the driest inhabitable continent on Earth.
Source: The CIA World Factbook