The flag of Nauru features a blue field with a bold yellow horizontal stripe in the bottom half and a white 12-pointed star in the top left corner. The blue represents the surrounding Pacific Ocean, crucial to Nauru’s identity and sustenance. The yellow stripe symbolizes the equator, as Nauru is one of the world’s smallest independent states located near it. The 12-pointed star represents the twelve indigenous tribes inhabiting the island, signifying unity and cooperation among them.

The flag’s simplicity and symbolism encapsulate Nauru’s connection to its maritime environment. It also represents its small yet diverse population and its aspirations for a prosperous future.