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Flag of Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands
Ratio 10:19
Adoption 1979
Design A blue field with two diagonal stripes of orange and white radiating from the lower hoist-side corner to the upper fly-side corner with a large white star with four large rays and twenty small rays on the upper hoist-side corner above the stripes. [0]
Colors
#003893
#DD7500
#FFFFFF

History

The Marshall Islands were part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands administered by the United States, from which the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia split. In common with other island nations in the region, this flag features the symbolic representation of the islands' place within the ocean.

The flag was designed by Emlain Kabua, who served as the first First Lady of the republic. [0]

Meaning

The rising diagonal band represents the equator, the star above representing this Northern Hemisphere archipelago. The white and orange portions of the band represent, respectively, the Ratak Chain ("sunrise") and the Ralik Chain ("sunset"), as well as symbolizing peace and courage. The sun's 24 points represent the number of electoral districts, while the four elongated points represent the principal cultural centers of Majuro, Jaluit, Wotje and Ebeye. [0]