The flag of Somalia was officially adopted on October 12, 1954. The blue field is the same shade used by the United Nations.
The five-pointed white "Star of Unity" is symbolic of the Somali race found in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and the former associated British and Italian colonies.
Somalia Coat of Arms:
Somalia's coat of arms features two leopards supporting a shield, which bears the white star of the national flag. Below the shield are two crossed lances and palm fronds wrapped in a ribbon.