Flag of Samoa

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Samoa
Flag of Samoa.svg
Flag of Samoa
Use National flag and ensign
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 24 February 1949
4 July 1997
Design A red field with a blue rectangle in the canton. The blue rectangle bears the Southern Cross Constellation: four large white stars and one smaller star.

The flag of Samoa was first adopted from February 24, 1949 for UN Trusteeships, and continuously applied for the state's independence on January 1, 1962. It consists of a red field with a blue rectangle in the canton. The blue rectangle bears the Southern Cross Constellation: four large white stars and one smaller star.

Historical flags[edit]

From the capture by New Zealand forces on August 29, 1914, a defaced ensign with three palm trees encircled, and emblazoned on the fly were used. The defaced Blue Ensign was used on land, and the defaced Red Ensign at sea.

Similar flags[edit]

The flag of  Samoa is similar to the flag of the  Republic of China in that it has white inside a blue canton on a red background.

Other flags also include the Southern Cross in their design.

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