Flag of Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesSB, SLB, 090
Official NameSolomon Islands
Government TypeUnitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
CurrencySolomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Calling Code+677
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Community, Pacific Islands Forum
PopulationApproximately 652,000
Total Area28,400 km²
Highest PointMount Popomanaseu (2,335 meters, 7,661 feet)
Lowest PointPacific Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 2,200
Life Expectancy73 years
Internet TLD.sb

Solomon Islands National Anthem

God Save Our Solomon Islands

God save our Solomon Islands from shore to shore
Blessed all our people and all our lands
With your protecting hands
Joy, Peace, Progress and Prosperity

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Solomon Islands Flag

The national flag of the Solomon Islands was officially adopted on November 18, 1977, when the country was preparing for independence, which it achieved on July 7, 1978.

The flag’s design consists of a thin yellow diagonal stripe, divided by a thicker white stripe, separating a blue triangle in the upper hoist side and a green triangle in the fly. The blue represents the surrounding ocean, while the green symbolizes the land. The yellow stripe stands for the sunshine, and the white represents peace.

The five white stars on the blue field represent the five main island groups of the Solomon Islands. This symbolism is crucial as it highlights the unity of the diverse island groups within the nation.

The choice of colors and symbols in the flag reflects the country’s geography, cultural heritage, and aspirations as an independent state. The flag was designed to foster a sense of national unity and pride among the Solomon Islanders, many of whom live on different islands with diverse customs and languages.

Since its adoption, the flag of the Solomon Islands has become a symbol of national identity and pride. It is used in various settings, including government institutions, national events, and international sporting and diplomatic occasions, representing the sovereignty and unity of the Solomon Islands. The flag embodies the natural beauty of the country, the aspirations of its people, and the nation’s journey towards and beyond independence.