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Flag of the Solomon Islands

Use: National flag
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: 18 November 1977
Design: A thin yellow narrow diagonal stripe divided diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner to the upper fly-side corner: the upper triangle is blue with five white five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern and the lower triangle is green
The flag of Solomon Islands consists of a thin yellow diagonal stripe divided diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner, with a blue upper triangle and green lower triangle, and the canton charged with five white stars. Adopted in 1977 to replace the British Blue Ensign defaced with the arms of the protectorate, it has been the flag of the Solomon Islands since 18 November of that year, eight months before the country gained independence. Although the number of provinces has since increased, the number of stars on the flag that originally represented them remained unchanged.
Design
Description
The National Flag of Solomon Islands is a thin yellow narrow diagonal stripe divided diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner to the upper fly-side corner: the upper triangle is blue with five white five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern and the lower triangle is green. In Blazon: "Per bend sinister azure and vert, a riband sinister or, in dexter chief five stars in saltire argent".

Symbolism
The colours and symbols of the flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The blue evokes the water, as well as its significance to the country in the form of rivers, rain, and the Pacific Ocean. The green alludes to the land, along with the trees and crops that grow on it. The yellow epitomizes the sun and its rays separating the land and the ocean. The five stars are arranged in three offset rows at the canton, in the shape of the letter X. At first, these were meant to symbolize the provinces that the country was subdivided into at the time of independence. Even though new provinces have since been created, the number of stars has remained unchanged.

Flag of Solomon Islands
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Coat of arms
Motto: "To Lead is to Serve"
Anthem: God Save Our Solomon Islands

Royal anthem: God Save the Queen
Location of Solomon Islands
Location of Solomon Islands
Capital
and largest city
Honiara
9°28′S 159°49′E / 9.467°S 159.817°E / -9.467; 159.817
Official languages English
Ethnic groups
(1999)
  • 94.5% Melanesian
  • 3.0% Polynesian
  • 1.2% Micronesian
  • 1.1% Others
  • 0.2% Unspecified
Demonym(s) Solomon Islander
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Governor-General
Frank Kabui
• Prime Minister
Manasseh Sogavare
Legislature National Parliament
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
7 July 1978
Area
• Total
28,400 km2 (11,000 sq mi) (139th)
• Water (%)
3.2%
Population
• 2016 estimate
599,419 (162nd)
• Density
18.1/km2 (46.9/sq mi) (200th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$1.479 billion
• Per capita
$2,307
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$1.511 billion
• Per capita
$2,357
HDI (2015) Increase 0.515
low · 156th
Currency Solomon Islands dollar (SBD)
Time zone UTC+11
Driving side left
Calling code +677
ISO 3166 code SB
Internet TLD .sb

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