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Encyclopedia > Flag of the Cook Islands
 Flag ratio: 1:2
Flag ratio: 1:2
Flag used from 1973 to 1979
Flag used from 1973 to 1979

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. [1] 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. [2]


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References

  1. ^ Constitution of the Cook Islands, Article 76C: "THE COOK ISLANDS ENSIGN". Accessed 19 Oct 2007.
  2. ^ FOTW - Historical Flags 1901-1979 (Cook Islands). Accessed 19 Oct 2007.


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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.
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