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Flag of Samoa

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.

Prior to the First World War, Samoa was a colony of the German Empire. German colonies used the flag of the Imperial Colonial Office, a black-white-red tricolour defaced with the Imperial Eagle. The Imperial German government intended to introduce specific flags for the colonies (also based on the tricolour) and several proposals were created, but the war and the subsequent loss of all overseas territories prevented their official adoption. New Zealand occupied German Samoa in 1914 and officially gained control of the territory in 1919.

From the capture by New Zealand forces on August 29, 1914, a defaced ensign with three palm trees encircled, and emblazoned on the fly were used. The defaced Blue Ensign was used by vessels owned by the mandate government, or those operated in the government service, while the defaced Red Ensign was used by locally registered civilian ships.

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Flag of Samoa

Country - Samoan Islands

The Samoan Islands are an archipelago covering 3030 km² in the central South Pacific, forming part of Polynesia and the wider region of Oceania. Administratively, the archipelago comprises all of Samoa and most of American Samoa (apart from Swains Island, which is part of the Tokelau Islands). The two Samoan jurisdictions are separated by 64 km of ocean.

The population of the Samoan Islands is approximately 250,000, sharing a common language, Samoan, a culture, known as fa'a Samoa and an indigenous form of governance called fa'amatai. Most Samoans are full-blooded and are one of the largest Polynesian populations in the world.

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Flag of Samoa (English)  Bandiera delle Samoa (Italiano)  Vlag van Samoa (Nederlands)  Drapeau des Samoa (Français)  Flagge Samoas (Deutsch)  Bandeira de Samoa (Português)  Флаг Самоа (Русский)  Bandera de Samoa (Español)  Flaga Samoa (Polski)  萨摩亚国旗 (中文)  Samoas flagga (Svenska)  サモアの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Самоа (Українська)  Национално знаме на Самоа (Български)  사모아의 국기 (한국어)  Samoan lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Samoa (Bahasa Indonesia)  Samoa vėliava (Lietuvių)  Samoas flag (Dansk)  Vlajka Samoy (Česky)  Samoa bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Самое (Српски / Srpski)  Samoa lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Samoy (Slovenčina)  Szamoa zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Samoe (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติซามัว (ไทย)  Σημαία των Σαμόα (Ελληνικά) 
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