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Subject: Samoa, Outline of Samoa, Demographics of Samoa, Constitution of Samoa, Flag of Myanmar
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Flag of Samoa

Samoa
Flag of the Lagos Colony (1886-1906)
Flag of Samoa
Use National flag and ensign
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 24 February 1949
1 January 1962
Design A red field with a blue rectangle in the canton. The blue rectangle bears the Southern Cross Constellation: four large white stars and one smaller star.

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 Southern Cross Constellation: four large white stars and one smaller star.

Historical flags

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 on land, and the defaced Red Ensign at sea.

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