Flag Log's World Flag Chart 2002
Australia (Torres Strait Islander)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Other Peoples and Places
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Events of 2002
January 7: The Comoros adopted a new national flag. The four stripes represented the islands of Mohéli, Mayotte (a French territory), Anjouan, and Grand Comore.
January 27: The new government of Afghanistan adopted a flag based on the one flown by the Kingdom of Afghanistan before 1973.
February 14: Bahrain adopted a new flag upon becoming a Kingdom. The five points on the serrated edge represented the five pillars of Islam.
March 26: Tyva shortened its flag from a 1:2 ratio to a 2:3 ratio
May 20: Timor-Leste became independent from United Nations administration under its original 1975 flag.
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This page was created in 2015 and last updated in 2019.