The flag of the Cook Islands has been approved in 1979. It is a dark blue color, in the upper left part there is a Union Jack a traditional symbol of the colonial protectorate of Great Britain. In the lower right part, there is a circle of fifteen white stars. Nowadays the country is free from the colonial rule of Great Britain and represents associated territory of Great Britain.
Fifteen stars of the same size are the symbol of fifteen islands of equal status. White and blue are symbols of democratic party governing the State since 1979. There is also an official explanation of why blue is used. According to the specialists, blue is the symbol of the Pacific ocean. White is used to show innocent thoughts and peaceful nature of its population. National colors were not always the same. Before the flag was green and yellow and it reflected colors of the former governing party of the country.
Total area:240 km2
Formation:8. 8. 1965
Currency:new zealand dollar (NZD)