The flag of the country of Somalia consists of a sky-blue field with a white five-pointed star in the center. The light blue background represents the sky and the Indian Ocean, which borders the country . The white star symbolizes the unity and hope of the Somali people as they strive for peace, progress, and prosperity. Somalia adopted this flag as its national flag on October 12, 1954. Its design reflects the country’s geographical location and its aspirations for stability and development. The simplicity of its elements highlights the nation’s focus on unity and its determination to overcome challenges and build a better future.