Flag of Guam

Guam
Flag of Guam.svg
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AdoptedFebruary 9, 1948

The flag of the United States territory of Guam was adopted on February 9, 1948.[1] The territorial flag is dark blue with a narrow red border on all sides (border was a later addition). Narrow red border represents the blood that it ravaged in World War 2 and Spanish sovereignty. 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.[2][3] The shape of the emblem recalls the slingshot stones used by the islanders' ancestors. The landform at the back depicts the Punta Dos Amantes cliff on Guam.[4] Charles Alan Pownall approved the flag's shape in 1948.[5]

As a complement to the Guam flag design, and in response to Guam law providing for municipal flags, efforts were made to depict the culture of each Guam municipality on their own flag. These efforts to design 19 unique municipal flags were collaborated through the Mayors' Council with the assistance of illustrative artist Gerard Aflague, a Guam born native. These municipal flag designs reflect unique aspects of each of Guam's municipal villages.

Construction details

The length of the flag is forty inches and the width is seventy-eight inches. Around each side of the flag, there is a two-inch red border. The coat of arms in the center is twenty-four inches tall and sixteen inches wide.[6]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Vlag van Guam
беларуская: Сцяг Гуама
bosanski: Zastava Guama
čeština: Guamská vlajka
Deutsch: Flagge Guams
eesti: Guami lipp
español: Bandera de Guam
Esperanto: Flago de Gvamo
français: Drapeau de Guam
한국어: 괌의 기
hrvatski: Zastava Guama
עברית: דגל גואם
македонски: Знаме на Гуам
Nederlands: Vlag van Guam
日本語: グアムの旗
Tok Pisin: Plak bilong Guam
polski: Flaga Guamu
português: Bandeira de Guam
русский: Флаг Гуама
slovenčina: Vlajka Guamu
српски / srpski: Застава Гвама
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zastava Guama
svenska: Guams flagga
Türkçe: Guam bayrağı
українська: Прапор Гуаму
中文: 关岛旗帜
Lingua Franca Nova: Bandera de Guam