American Samoa American Samoa State Flag

The American Samoa flag was formally adopted on April 27, 1960. Since, American Samoa has maintained the same flag for the last 57 years.

The American Samoa flag was voted 17th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 6 main colors in the American Samoa flag are #000066, #FFFFFF, #BD1021, #9C3900, #FFC221, and #000000. The American Samoa flag width is 2 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 6 feet.

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American Samoa Flag

The American Samoa State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on April 27, 1960.

Colors

#000066 50%
#FFFFFF 31.2%
#BD1021 10.1%
#9C3900 4.1%
#FFC221 1.6%
#000000 1.3%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.

Description

The American Samoa flag comprises of a red- edged white triangle that points towards the hoist against a deep blue background. Inside the triangle a bald eagle soars while clutching a war club and fly-whisk.

The Samoan flag, with its eye-catching imagery, might be one of the most attractive flags in the world.

Meaning

The mighty eagle, along with the red, white, and blue colors naturally represent the United States. This design also alludes to the protection of American Samoa by the U.S along with its steadfast promise of quickly defending the territory. The eagle grasps two traditional Samoan weapons, the Uatogi (war club) and the Fue (fly-whisk). Though seemingly threatening, the war club symbolizes the government’s power while the fly-whisk represents the wisdom and knowledge of its leaders.

The brightly intense colors of this flag show off the mood of the Samoan people. They are quite friendly and welcoming hence the large tourist numbers.

History

Not surprisingly, Samoa didn’t have any flags before the Europeans came in. These South Pacific islands were later contested by three countries: Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. The three happily agreed to divvy up the islands amongst themselves. The United States took control over the Eastern part of Samoa and in 1900 raised its own flag in what we now know as American Samoa. The American flag flew over Samoa until 1960 when talks about a new territorial flag started. So, the local people presented their ideas and a new flag was shaped by local leaders and the US Army Institute of Heraldry that incorporated everyone’s designs. On April 27, 1960, exactly sixty years after the U.S. flag was raised in Samoa, the new flag was adopted.


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