The Flag of Nauru

The flag of Nauru features a blue field with a narrow, horizontal, yellow stripe across the center, symbolizing the Equator. Just below the stripe is a white 12-pointed star on the left side, representing the island's twelve original tribes. The star's points also suggest the geographic location of Nauru just south of the Equator. The blue field signifies the Pacific Ocean that surrounds Nauru.

The Flag of Nauru

History

Nauru's flag was officially adopted on January 31, 1968, following the country's independence from a UN trusteeship administered by Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The design was selected as part of a local competition that sought symbols representing the island's past, its position within the Pacific, and its future aspirations. The flag's elements, including the star, yellow stripe, and blue field, were chosen to encapsulate Nauru's identity, its geographical characteristics, and the hopes for its people's unity and progress.