Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands

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Northern Mariana Islands
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
AdoptedJuly 1985
DesignA circle of flowers and plants with a gray sculpture and a white star on a blue field.
The U.S. and Northern Mariana Islands flags flying side-by-side

The flag of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands was adopted in July 1985, by the Second Northern Marianas Constitution. The NMI flag was originally designed by Taga during the year 1985. Later during that year, they finalized the draft of the flag in the last CNMI constitutional convention. This was the most symbolic moment of the annexation of the CNMI.[1]

The flag consists of three symbols: a star representing the United States, a latte stone representing the Chamorros, and a mwarmwar (decorative wreath) representing the Carolinians; the blue background represents the Pacific Ocean and the Mariana Trench.[2][3]

Historical flags[edit]

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  1. ^ "Northern Mariana Islands Flag description - Government". www.indexmundi.com. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  2. ^ "Australia - Oceania :: Northern Mariana Islands — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  3. ^ "Northern Mariana Islands's Flag - GraphicMaps.com". www.graphicmaps.com. Retrieved 2019-05-29.