The flag of Hawaii – the symbol of one of 50 US states.
Design and history
The first unofficial flag of Hawaii was affiliated the Union Jack, the island that was united by the King Kamehameha I. However this flag has never been officially approved, it was flowing in Hawaii until 1816. In 1816 one of the advisers to the King from the West recommended to add the new red, white, and blue stripes to the Union Jack’s flag to create a unique national symbol of this territories. After 1843 the number of stripes at the flag came to eight. They meant to represent the number of islands on this territory (Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and Niʻihau). In 1893 Hawaii’s government was weakened by American businessmen. Americans added their stars and stripes on Hawaii’s flag. In 1898 Hawaii became part of the USA and later it was proclaimed the 50th state of the Union States of America. The former national flag of Hawaii remained unchanged. Thus, currently, it contains the flag of the Union as well as the flag of the United Kindom which was officially ruling these territories for many years. Thus, the colors of the flag are white, red, and blue.
Total area:28,314 km2
Formation:21. 8. 1959