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Cook Islands Flag

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The official flag of the Cook Islands is a blue ensign and bears the Union Flag in the top left corner. On the right side of the flag are fifteen…


Cook Islands Flag

The official flag of the Cook Islands is a blue ensign and bears the Union Flag in the top left corner. On the right side of the flag are fifteen white stars forming a circle. The stars form a symmetrical ring and are all of equal size.

The Union Flag represents the nation’s historic ties to the United Kingdom and to the Commonwealth of Nations.

The fifteen stars in the flag represent the fifteen Cook Islands – Aitu, Aitutaki, Manihiki, Manuae, Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro, Nassau, Palmerston, Pukapuka, Tongareva, Rakahanga, Rarotonga, Suwarrow, and Takutea. The blue field symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, and the ideal of peace as cherished by the inhabitants.

Official Name: Cook Islands
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Adopted on: August 4, 1979
Location: Located in the South Pacific Ocean
Capital City: Avarua
Major Cities: Mangaia, Rakahanga, Aitutaki
Area: 91 square miles
Population: 19,569
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Cook Islands Dollar
Official Languages: English, Cook Islands Maori
National Anthem: God is Truth
National symbol(s): a circle of 15, five-pointed, white stars on a blue field, Tiare maori (Gardenia taitensis) flower
National colors: blue, white
National anthem:
Name: “Te Atua Mou E” (To God Almighty)
Lyrics/Music: Tepaeru Te RITO/Thomas DAVIS

Fact about Cook Islands flag

Country Cook Islands
Designed by NA
Adopted August 4, 1979
Revision NA
Design and Colors Blue ensign with a ring of fifteen white stars in the fly.
Size Ratio 1:2

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