The Flag of the Cook Islands is based on the traditional design for former British colonies in the Pacific region. It is a blue ensign containing the Union Flag in the upper left, and on the right, fifteen stars in a ring. The Union Flag is symbolic of the nation's historic ties to the United Kingdom. The stars stand for the fifteen islands that make up the Cook Islands. The blue represents the ocean and the peaceful nature of the inhabitants. The Union Jack represents the membership and historical ties of the Cook Islands to the Commonwealth of Nations.  Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cook_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cook_Islands. ... Image File history File links FIAV_110000. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cook_Islands_1973. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cook_Islands_1973. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... RFA Brambleleaf flying the square Blue Jack based on the Blue Ensign The Blue Ensign is a flag, one of several British ensigns, used by certain organisations or territories associated with the United Kingdom. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 Flag Ratio: 3:5 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland uses as its national flag the Royal Banner commonly known as the Union Flag or, popularly, Union Jack (although officially this title should only be given to the flag when it is flown... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2006 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders - Queen Elizabeth II - Secretary-General Don McKinnon (since 1 April 2000) Establishment - Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926 - Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931 - London Declaration 28 April 1949 Area - Total...
From 1973 to 1979, the flag was green with the the stars in yellow shifted towards the fly. The green color represented continuous growth and life; the yellow represented the faith, love, happiness, and commitment shown by the islanders. The circle represented the union of the islands and the union between the islanders and the land itself. 
Categories: Flag stubs | Cook Islands | National flags | Blue Ensigns This is a gallery of national flags of Oceania. ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2759x1404, 50 KB) Summary World map depicting Australasia; differs from maps for Commonwealth of Australia and Australian continent Map includes Australia (including Tasmania and Torres Strait Islands); New Zealand; and Melanesia: New Guinea (including eastern Aru/Maluku Islands and mainland provinces... Flag ratio: 1:2 The flag of Norfolk Island was adopted on October 21, 1980. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 History The flag of Christmas Island was unofficially adopted in 1986 after being chosen the winner in a competition for a flag for the territory. ... Unofficial Flag Official Flag The flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is unofficial. ... The Flag of New Zealand is a defaced blue ensign with the Union Flag in the canton, and four red stars with white borders to the right. ... Map showing Melanesia. ... Copyright 2004 Affordable Solutions Pty Ltd Aust. ... Flag ratio: 1:2 The flag of East Timor was adopted in 2002. ... The only flag in official use in New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France, is the French tricolour. ... Flag ratio: 1:2 This is the national flag of the Solomon Islands. ... Image File history File links Micronesia. ... ratio: 10:19 The flag of the Marshall Islands, an island nation in the Pacific, was adopted upon the start of self-governance, May 1, 1979. ... Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands 1976-1989 Flag Flag of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; was used in the NMI 1965 - 1972 The flag of the United Nations was used in the NMI from 1947 - 1965 The flag of the Northern Mariana Islands was adopted on July... Flag ratio: 10:19 The flag of the Federated States of Micronesia was adopted on November 10, 1979. ... Carving from the ridgepole of a MÄori house, ca 1840 Polynesia (from Greek: ÏÎ¿Î»ÏÏ many, Î½á¿ÏÎ¿Ï island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... Image File history File links Polynesia. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 The national flag of American Samoa was adopted on April 24, 1960. ... Flag ratio: 2:3 The flag of French Polynesia was adopted in 1984. ... Standard design. ... This is a list of countries spanning more than one continent. ... The Dannebrog, national flag of Denmark, is the oldest state flag still in use. ... This gallery of sovereign-state flags shows the flags of sovereign states in the list of sovereign states. ... This overview contains the flags of dependent territories. ... This overview contains the flags of self-proclaimed states that have declared their independence, exert control over (at least part of) the claimed territory and population, but have not been acknowledged as independent states by the international community at large. ... This gallery contains the flags of states that were (at least de facto) independent in the past. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... This gallery of sovereign state coats of arms shows the coat of arms of sovereign states in the list of sovereign states. ... This overview shows the coat of arms of dependent territories. ... This overview contains the coats of arms of self-proclaimed states that have declared their independence, exert control over (at least part of) the claimed territory and population, but have not been acknowledged as independent states by the international community at large. ...
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