Flag of the Solomon Islands

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Solomon Islands
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
Flag of Solomon Islands
Use National flag
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 18 November 1977
Design Per bend sinister azure and vert, a riband sinister or, in dexter chief five stars in saltire argent.

The national flag of Solomon Islands was adopted officially on 18 November 1977, one year before independence.


The design was the result of a competition in the lead up to independence. This flag was not the initial competition winner but was another submission by a New Zealand expatriate then the visual arts master at the King George VI school. According to the designer:

"The upper left triangle was blue (sea/sky), the lower triangle was green (fertile land), the yellow (sun/sandy beaches). A cluster of stars in the top left corner signified the provinces, not the Southern Cross."[1]


The civil ensign[2] (for merchant ships) and state ensign[3] (for non-military government vessels) are red and blue flags, respectively, with the national flag in the canton. The naval ensign[4] (for police vessels) is based on the British white ensign, a red cross on a white field, also with the national flag in the canton.

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