Flag of Samoa

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Flag of Samoa

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: 24 February 1949
1 January 1962
Design: A red field with the blue rectangle on the upper hoist-side quadrant bearing the Southern Cross of four white larger five-pointed stars and the smaller star in the center.
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. It consists of a red field with a blue rectangle in the canton. The blue rectangle bears the constellation Southern Cross: four large white stars and one smaller star.

Independent State of Samoa

Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa (Samoan)
Flag of Samoa
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Coat of arms
Motto: "Faʻavae i le Atua Sāmoa"
"Samoa is founded on God"
Anthem: O le fuʻa o le saʻolotoga o Samoa
"The Banner of Freedom"
The National Anthem of Samoa
Location of Samoa
Location of Samoa
Capital
and largest city
Apia
13°50′S 171°45′W / 13.833°S 171.750°W / -13.833; -171.750
Official languages
  • English
  • Samoan
Ethnic groups
(2001)
  • 92.6% Samoans
  • 7.0% Euronesians
  • 0.4% Europeans
  • 0.1% East Asian
Religion
Christianity (official)
Demonym(s) Samoan
Government Unitary dominant-party parliamentary democracy with a trace of aristocracy
• O le Ao o le Malo
Va'aletoa Sualauvi II
• Prime Minister
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
Legislature Legislative Assembly
Independence from New Zealand
• Treaty of Berlin
14 June 1889
• Tripartite Convention
16 February 1900
• Colonisation by Germany
1 March 1900
• Colonisation by New Zealand
30 August 1914
• League mandate
17 December 1920
• UN trusteeship
13 December 1946
• Western Samoa Act 1961
1 January 1962
• Admitted to the United Nations
15 December 1976
Area
• Total
2,842 km2 (1,097 sq mi) (167th)
• Water (%)
0.3
Population
• November 2016 census
195,843
• Density
68/km2 (176.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$1.188 billion
• Per capita
$5,962
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$881 million
• Per capita
$4,420
HDI (2014) Increase 0.702
high · 105th
Currency WS$b, Tala (WST)
Time zone UTC+13c (UTC+13:00)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+14 (UTC+14:00)
Date format DD/MM/YYYY
Driving side left
Calling code +685
ISO 3166 code WS
Internet TLD .ws

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