The flag of the Marshall Islands is set on a blue field and features two diagonal stripes of orange over white stretching from the lower hoist corner of the flag to the upper fly corner of the flag, expanding in width as they get closer to the fly side of the flag. A white star with four large rays and twenty small rays sits in the upper hoist corner of the flag.
The flag of the Marshall Islands is rich with symbolism. The flag's colour of blue represents the Pacific Ocean in which the islands sit whilst the star's position on the flag reflects the country's geographical position just above the Equator. The flag's two stripes represent the two parallel chains of the Marshall Islands - the Ratak Chain (sunrise, white) and the Ralik Chain (sunset, orange). The flag's twenty four rays represent the twenty four districts of the Marshall Islands whilst the four longer rays represent the capital Majuro as well as the administrative districts of Wotji, Yaluit and Kwajalein.
The flag of the Marshall Islands was officially adopted on 1 May 1979 when it became a self governing territory. The flag was designed by First Lady of the Marshall Islands, Emlain Kabua.
The flag's ratio is 10:19.