|Flag Name(s)||[Flag Of Curacao]|
|Color Scheme||blue yellow white|
|Color and Design|
A blue field with a horizontal yellow stripe slightly below the midline and two white, five-pointed stars in the canton.
|Meaning & Symbolism||The bottom and top blue symbolizes the sea and sky, respectively, divided by a yellow stroke representing the bright sun which bathes the island. The two stars represent Curaçao and Klein Curaçao, with the five points on each star symbolise the five continents from which Curaçao's people descend.|
|Description and Brief History|
The Curaçao flag consisting of three unequal horizontal stripes of blue, yellow, and blue (of relative widths 5:1:2, respectively) and in the upper hoist corner two differently sized white five-pointed stars.
Curaçao, as a Dutch possession, had been solely under the Netherlands national flag until, after becoming a component of the Netherlands Antilles, it also began flying that territory’s flag when it was introduced in 1959. However, Curaçao wished to have its own flag, and a competition for the new flag drew more than 2,000 entries. The design chosen was introduced on July 2, 1984. Upon the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on Oct. 10, 2010, Curaçao became an autonomous state within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the flag of Curaçao replaced that of the Netherlands Antilles as the territorial standard.