Flag of Samoa

Flag of Samoa

The flag of Samoa, which has been adopted in a slightly different form in 1948, is composed of a red sheet with a blue rectangle located on the pole side of the flag stretching to the half of the flag. The rectangle bears five white stars of different sizes, which are reminiscent of the Southern Cross constellation which dominates the night sky in this area. The original flag which was adopted in 1948 contained only four stars, their number was, however, later increased to today´s five. The red color of the leaf refers to the blood shed during the struggle for independence from Germany, which Samoa reached in 1962. The blue color symbolizes unity and justice and the white stands for purity and chastity.

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Main information

Country
Samoa
Capital city
Apia
Population
187,820 (2011)
Total area
2,831 km2
Formation
1. 1. 1962
Highest point
Mauga Silisili (Savaii) (1,857 m)
GDP
$ 6,157 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
samoan tala (WST)
Code
WS (WSM)
Calling code
+685
Internet TLD
.ws

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By continents
Oceania

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Samoa (Apia)
English
Samoa (Apia)
German
Samoa (Apia)
French
Samoa (Apia)
Italian
Samoa (Apia)
Spanish
Samoa (Apia)
Russian
Самоа (Апиа)
Slovak
Samoa (Apia)
Polish
Samoa (Apia)
Portuguese
Samoa (Apia)
Chinese
萨摩亚 (阿皮亚)
Japanese
サモア (アピーア)
Turkish
Samoa (Apia)
Norwegian
Samoa (Apia)
Swedish
Samoa (Apia)
Hungarian
Szamoa (Apia)
Dutch
Samoa (Apia)
Danish
Samoa (Apia)
Finnish
Samoa (Apia)
Hebrew
סמואה (אפיה)

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