The flag of the Marshall Islands consists of two equal horizontal stripes – the top stripe is light blue, while the bottom stripe is orange. A white, 24-pointed star is located in the upper hoist-side corner, with a larger white diagonal line originating from the bottom of the star, extending to the lower fly-side corner of the flag. The light blue stripe represents the Pacific Ocean, while the orange stripe represents bravery and wealth. The white star symbolizes the crossroads of the Equator and the Prime Meridian, and the 24 points on the star represent the number of districts or island chains in the Marshall Islands. The larger white diagonal line represents the Equator, which runs through the island nation.