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Samoa Flag

Samoa Flag

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All of our printed Samoa flags are made by a process called Dye Sublimation. This process impregnates the fibres of the fabric, the result is a flag that has very accurate colour, and importantly the design appears clearly on both sides of the flag. This is known as ‘printed through to reverse’ and is an important consideration when choosing your flag as both sides will be seen when flying.

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Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags

 

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Flags will not last forever. Whilst we do everything possible to ensure our products are the most durable possible.

 

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History of the Samoa Flag

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Trivia
The flag was adopted on the year of independence from the diarchy.
Technical Specifications
Adopted1st January 1962 (Originally 24th February 1949)
Proportion1:2
DesignA red field with a blue rectangle with a white southern cross top left.
Colours
PMSRed:032Blue:281
Brief History

In 1900 Samoa became the only German Protectorate in the Pacific Ocean to not be administered by German New Guinea. The flag adopted was a black-white-red horizontal bicolour with a white disc and the black eagle coat of arms in the centre.

The New Zealand army took control of Samoa in 1914. The British Blue Ensign with the white-bordered red stars making a Southern Cross centre right was the flag flown in Soma and New Zealand at this point.

The League of Nations allowed Western Samoa to become a Trust Territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain in 1920. A British Blue and Red Ensign were adopted as the national flag and Civil flag of the Western Samoa Trust Territory with a disc depicting three palm trees on the sand.

In 1948 a new flag for the trusteeships was acquired but never officially adopted. It was a red field with a blue rectangle with a four white five-pointed stars in the shape of a cross.  A year later an extra star was added to the flag to make it more like the Southern Cross Constellation. The red colour stands for loyalty, white for purity and blue for patriotism.

When the country gained independence in 1963 the flag remained the same.

The Coat of Arms of Samoa

The Coat of Arms of Samoa was adopted in 1962.

It features a blue and white bordered shield with a blue portion with the white southern cross and a palm tree with a green sea. Behind the shield are red circles surrounded by a laurel wreath.

A red and white bordered blue cross above and a banner stating “THE PUBLIC STEAL OF THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF SAMOA” below.

The Historical Coat of Arms of Samoa

The Coat of Arms of German Samoa was adopted in 1900. It features a shield depicting the sea, sand and palm trees on a red background in the lower portion and a shielded German eagle in the top portion.

The Coat of Arms of Western Samoa was adopted in 1951. It features a blue and white bordered shield with a blue portion with the white southern cross and a palm tree with a green sea. Behind the shield are green circles surrounded by a laurel wreath. A red and white bordered blue cross above and a banner stating “FA’AVAEI LE ATUA SAMOA” below.

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