Flag of the Solomon Islands
|Flag of the Solomon Islands|
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|Aspect ratio:||1: 2|
|Officially accepted:||November 18, 1977|
The flag of the Solomon Islands was officially introduced on November 18, 1977.
The five white stars stand for the five districts Eastern , Western , Malatia , Central Islands and Outer Islands . Blue stands for the water that surrounds the districts, yellow symbolizes the sun and green represents the land and its natural wealth.
Before the Solomon Islands adopted their national flag - the year before independence - they were already using three other flags. In each case, it was the British Blue Ensign with a corresponding badge .
In July 1975 a competition to create a national flag was announced. The winning design showed a yellow circle with a frigate bird surrounded by a chain in the blue field. However, this draft did not meet with the approval of the population, and so a preliminary stage of the current flag was created after heated discussions. The stars represent the five districts.
More flags of the Solomon Islands
- Karl-Heinz Hesmer: Flags and coats of arms of the world. History and symbolism of the flags and coats of arms of all states . Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, 1992. ISBN 3-570-01082-1
- Flags of the World - Solomon Islands (English)