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Flag of Samoa
Samoa.svg
Adopted July 4, 1997 [1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 1:2 [2]

The flag of Samoa is red with a blue canton containing a white stylized Southern Cross in its centre. The five stars in the Southern Cross emblem are five-pointed.

Symbolism[]

Red represents valour, blue represents freedom, and white represents purity. [3] The Southern Cross is a common symbol for flags in the Southern Hemisphere.

History[]

The current flag of Samoa was based on the previous flag design(s) of Western Samoa. The first design had only four stars in the South Cross emblem. [4]

References[]

Oceania
Australia.svg Australia Fiji.svg Fiji Kiribati.svg Kiribati Marshall Islands.svg Marshall Islands
Micronesia.svg Micronesia Nauru.svg Nauru New Zealand.svg New Zealand Palau.svg Palau
Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Samoa.svg Samoa Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands Tonga.svg Tonga
Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu

Dependencies and other territories

Christmas Island.png Christmas Island (Australia) Niue.png Niue (New Zealand)

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