Flag of Samoa (GIF)


The Samoa flag consists of a red field with a blue rectangle in the canton, and the blue rectangle bears the southern constellation, four large white stars, and a small star. Blue represents freedom, and red is a symbol of courage as well as a traditional Samoan color. The Southern cross is interpreted as representing Christianity and that the country is in the Southern Hemisphere. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on February 24, 1949.

Its coat of arms includes a palm tree, symbolizing the islands, a cross, symbolizing Christianity, and olive branches, symbolizing peace. Below it is a Samoan motto meaning "God be the Foundation of Samoa". In addition, the coat of arms includes the meridian and parallel lines, which are quoted from the United Nations logo, symbolizing that the island is a United Nations trust area.

The Samoa flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Samoa, officially known as the Independent State of Samoa, is a country in the South Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Apia, and its population is about 201,000.

The waving flag of Samoa with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Apia (pop. 40,000)
Other major cities:Asau (7,000)
Mulifanua (5,000)
Official languages:English, Samoan
Region:Polynesia
Ethnic groups:92.6% Samoans
7.0% Euronesians
0.4% Europeans
0.1% East Asian
Religion:98% Christian
2% Other
Demonym:Samoan
Area:2,842 km²
(1,097 sq mi)
Population:201,000
Currency:Tala


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Samoa (Samoan: Fu Ľa o Samoa), GIF

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