Tuesday, August 24

Mali and Guam - latest flags

During August two new flags have been noticed as visiting my blog: Mali (August 2) and Guam (August 3).
My total flag counter is thus up in 155.
The Flag of Mali ("One people, one goal, one faith") is a tricolor with three equal vertical stripes. The flag is identical to the Flag of Guinea with the exception that the colors are in reverse order.
The colors are the Pan African Colors

Mali borders Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Côte d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. Its size is just over 1,240,000 km² with a population more than 14 million. Its capital is Bamako.
Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world. The average worker's annual salary is approximately US$1,500. About 15 millions people lives in Mali. One of them found my blog. Thanks.
The Flag of Guam was adopted on February 9, 1948. The territorial flag is dark blue with a narrow red border on all sides (border was a later addition). In the center of the flag is the coat of arms; an almond shaped emblem, which depicts a proa sailing in Agana Bay.

Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the USA. The Chamorros, Guam's indigenous people, first populated the island approximately 4,000 years ago, but most of what is known about pre-contact ("Ancient") Chamorros comes from legends and myths, archaeological evidence.
The island has a long history of European colonialism. First discovered by Europeans on March 6, 1521, by Ferdinand Magellan, the first colony was established in 1668 by Spain with the arrival of settlers. It is believed that Guam was first discovered by people from southeastern Indonesia around 2000 BC.
Guam's economy depends primarily on Tourism, Department of Defense installations, and locally owned businesses. The estimated population is about 180.000.
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