Flag of Palau (GIF)

The flag of Palau is a poignant representation of the nation's heritage and cultural significance. With its light blue field, it symbolizes the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, signifying both the geographical importance of the surrounding waters and the historical shift from foreign rule to self-governance. Positioned slightly left of the center, the prominent golden disk, resembling the sun but representing the full moon, holds profound cultural significance. In Palauan tradition, the full moon is regarded as the prime time for various activities, including celebrations, fishing, sowing, harvesting, tree-felling, and the crafting of traditional canoes. It stands as a symbol of peace, love, and serenity, encapsulating the harmonious relationship between the Palauan people and their natural environment. This flag thus serves as a powerful emblem of the nation's cultural identity, rooted in its profound connection to nature and its rich historical traditions.

Adopted:January 1, 1981
Designed by:Blau J. Skebong
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇵🇼

The seal of Palau portrays the traditional Bai, a symbolic meeting house that serves as a gathering place for the representatives of the people. It is depicted standing proudly on stones that represent the various provinces of the nation. This representation symbolizes the importance of unity, collaboration, and the democratic process within Palauan society. The Bai is not only a physical structure but also an embodiment of the cultural and communal values that form the foundation of the nation. This seal, therefore, serves as a poignant emblem of Palau's commitment to fostering unity, cooperation, and the well-being of its diverse provinces and communities.

The Palau flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Palau, officially known as the Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Ngerulmud, and its population is about 18,174 (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Indonesia, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Philippines.

The waving flag of Palau with its seal (unofficial)
Other major cities:Koror,
Koror Town
Official languages:English, Palauan
Ethnic groups:73% Palauan,
2% Carolinian,
21.7% Asian,
3.3% Other
Religions:45.3% Roman Catholic,
34.9% Protestant,
5.7% Modekngei,
3% Muslim,
1.5% Mormon,
9.6% other
Nationality name:Palauan
Area:459 km²
(177 sq mi)
Population:18,174 (2021)
Country codes:PW, PLW (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.pw
Calling code:+680

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