The Flag of Micronesia

The flag of Micronesia consists of a light blue field with four white stars arranged in a diamond pattern in the center. The blue represents the Pacific Ocean, while the four stars represent the four states of Micronesia: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae.

The Flag of Micronesia

History

The flag of Micronesia was adopted on November 30, 1978, following the country's declaration of independence from the United States-administered Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The design was chosen to symbolize unity and the country's emergence as an independent nation. The light blue field reflects the importance of the ocean to the Micronesian federation, which is made up of over 600 islands. The stars, besides representing the four states, also echo the stars found on the flag of the United Nations, acknowledging the role the UN played in the region's path to self-determination.