Provincial Territory Flag of Nunavut

Nunavut Territory

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Nunavut Territory Flag Description:
The flag of Nunavut consists of a yellow vertical left half and a white vertical right half. In the center is a man made stone symbol called an inukshuk, and there is a blue, five pointed star on the right side.

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Nunavut Territory Flag Meaning:
The Canadian government states: symbolizing the riches of the land and sky are the colors blue and gold. Red is a reference to Canada. The inukshuk symbolizes the stone monuments which guide the people on the land and mark sacred and other special places. The inukshuk is a man-like stone figure. The North Star, Nitirqsuituq, is the traditional guide for navigation, still used today.

Nunavut Territory Flag History:
The flag was adopted when Nunavut joined the confederation of Canada on Apr. 1, 1999.

Interesting Nunavut TerritoryFacts:
Nunavut is an Inuktitut word meaning "Our Land".

Nunavut's official motto is: Nunavut Sanginivut - Nunavut, our strength.

In 1993, legislation was passed to establish a new Northern Territory called Nunavut, which consists of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.

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