The flag of the Marshall Islands is very unusual and striking, with a dark blue background with white "star" and orange and white "flash" across it. Print out this colouring page so that the kids can colour it in - it's a great way to help them remember.
Colour in a flag for the Marshall Islands or print one out, and enjoy some of our fun facts about this chain of volcanic islands.
A view of Majuro town centre, Marshall Islands. Not just any old town centre!
Fun Facts About the Marshall Islands
- The Republic of the Marshall Islands is an archipelago of 29 atolls (ring-shaped reefs) which contain over 1000 islands. It sits between Australia and Hawaii in the northern Pacific.
- Originally settled by Micronesians, the country is named after John Marshall, a British Naval captain who had sailed from Botany Bay with the first convict fleet in 1788.
- There are 2 parallel chains of islands called Ratak (sunrise) and Ralik (sunset).
- The capital, Majuro, is very narrow - only about 100 metres wide! You can see a photo of part of Majuro above. It is home to more than half the entire population of 75,000.
- From 1946 - 1958, Bikini Atoll was used for testing nuclear weapons after the inhabitants were relocated.
- As the islands are only 2 metres above sea level, climate change is a real threat to the country's long term future as sea levels rise.
- The whole country was made a shark sanctuary in 2011.
- Divers are attracted to the shipwrecks and sealife that inhabit the coral barriers and lagoons.
The Marshall Islands Flag
The flag of the Marshall Islands has a blue background to represent the Pacific Ocean. The orange and white stripes symbolise the two island chains, the Rotok and Ralik. The flag also has a white star with 24 points (one for each district). It was adopted on May 1, 1979.