Micronesia Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Micronesia flag
Color Palette
Light Blue#74B0DA116, 176, 21847, 19, 0, 15
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0

The flag of the Federated States of Micronesia has a light blue field with four white five-pointed stars arranged in a diamond pattern.

Meaning of the Micronesian Flag

The four stars stand for the four states of the federation. They also represent the unity and harmony among the diverse island communities. The blue color symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, which surrounds the Micronesian islands.

History of the Micronesian Flag

The United Nations established the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, which was administered by the United States after World War II, and Micronesia was part of it.  During this period, Micronesia did not have its own distinct flag but instead raised the flag of the Trust Territory, which had six white stars to refer to the six territories included in the Trust territory. In the late 1970s, Micronesia embarked on a path toward self-governance and eventual independence from the United States. On November 30, 1978,the flag of Micronesia became official. The new design included four stars that represented the states of Micronesia, and the light blue became dark blue. Micronesia became a self-governing state in 1979, then it gained its independence in 1986 and the flag hasn’t changed since then.