Flag of the Solomon Islands

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Flag of the Solomon Islands
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg

Vexillological symbol : National flag on land?
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

Web links

Commons : Flags of the Solomon Islands  - Collection of images, videos and audio files