National symbols of Australia

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National symbols of Australia are the official symbols used to represent Australia.

A national symbol is a symbol of any entity considering itself and manifesting itself to the world as a national community: the sovereign states but also nations and countries in a state of colonial or other dependence, (con)federal integration, or even an ethnocultural community considered a 'nationality' despite having no political autonomy.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

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List of symbols

SymbolNameImageDeclaredReferences
National Flag Flag of Australia
Flag of Australia Flag of Australia.svg
Flag of Australia
3 September 1901 [1]
National coat of arms Coat of arms of Australia
Commonwealth Coat of Arms Coat of Arms of Australia.svg
Commonwealth Coat of Arms
19 September 1912 [2]
Flag Australian Aboriginal Flag
Australian Aboriginal Flag Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg
Australian Aboriginal Flag
14 July 1995 [3]
Flag Torres Strait Islander Flag 14 July 1995 [4]
National anthem Advance Australia Fair "Advance Australia Fair" 19 April 1984 [5]
National colours Green and gold   19 April 1984 [6]
National floral emblem Golden Wattle
(Acacia pycnantha)
Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha Golden Wattle.jpg
Golden Wattle
19 August 1988 [7]
National gemstone Opal
Opal Nev opal09.jpg
Opal
27 July 1992 [8]

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References

  1. "Australian National Flag" . Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. "Commonwealth Coat of Arms" . Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. "Australian Flags" . Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  4. "Australian Flags" . Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. "Australian National Anthem" . Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. "Australian National Colours" . Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  7. "Australian Floral Emblem" . Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  8. "Australian National Gemstone" . Retrieved 18 March 2018.