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.

Design[edit]

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]

Variants[edit]

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.

Historical flags[edit]

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