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Flag of Samoa

Samoa
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 1949
Design A red field with a blue rectangle on the upper hoist-side quadrant bearing the Southern Cross of four white larger five-pointed stars and a smaller star in the center. [0]
Colors
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#002B7F
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History

The flag of Samoa was first adopted from February 24, 1949 for UN Trusteeships, and continuously applied for the state's independence on January 1, 1962. [0]

Meaning

The five-pointed stars representing the Southern Cross constellation; red stands for courage, blue represents freedom, and white signifies purity. [1]