Tuvalu adopted this flag in 1978 after independence. The 9 yellow stars represent the 9 islands that comprise Tuvalu. The blue background recalls the Pacific Ocean, with the stars representing the islands’ geographical positions. The Union Jack refers the Tuvalu’s period of colonization under the British.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a 10 in. black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. Base not included.