Flag of Samoa 🇼🇸

Flag of Samoa

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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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes WS, WSM (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Independent State of Samoa
Capital city Apia
Continent Oceania
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Community
Population 200 874 (2019)
Total area 2 842 km2
Highest point Mauga Silisili on Savai'i (1 857 m, 6 093 ft)
Lowest point South Pacific Ocean
GDP per capita $ 4 183 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Samoan tālā (T, WST)
Calling code +685
Internet TLD .ws

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