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Guam Flag

The national flag of Guam was formally adopted on February 9, 1948.
Guam Flag

Flag of Guam


The Guam flag was designed in 1917 by Mrs. Helen L. Paul. Mrs Paul was the wife of a US Naval Officer, The national flag of Guam was adopted in 1948. The Guam flag is made up of a field of blue with a red border.

In the middle of the blue field is the country’s coat of arms which is oval in shape. The coat of arms features a canoe sailing in Agana Bay near Hagatna; a coconut palm silhouetted against Two Lover's Point in Tumon Bay; and the name of the country, GUAM in red letters.

The oval shape of the ensign refers to the ancient Chamorro sling stones that were used on the island. In 1930, the oval design was officially made the Great Seal of the Territory of Guam. The colors and the design of the Guam Flag have been borrowed from the United States flag.

The Guam Flag was officially accepted by the Guam Congress on February 9, 1948.

Official Name: Guam

Flag Proportion: 22:41

Adopted on: February 9, 1948

Designed by: Mrs. Helen L. Paul

Location: Located in the Western Pacific Ocean

Capital City:Hagatna

Major Cities: Dededo, Santa Rita, Sinajana, Talofofo

Area: 209 square miles

Population: 159,358

Currency:United States Dollar (USD)

Official Language: English and Chamorro

National Anthem: Fanohge Chamoru

Fact about Guam flag


CountryGuam
Designed byNA
AdoptedFebruary 9, 1948
RevisionNA
Design and Colors flag is dark blue with a narrow red border on all sides (border was a later addition). In the center of the flag is the coat of arms; an almond shaped emblem, which depicts a proa sailing in Agana Bay near Hagåtña, and GUAM colored in red letters. The shape of the emblem recalls the slingshot stones used by the islanders' ancestors.
Size Ratio22:41

Last Updated On : December 22, 2015




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