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"...depicted the starry sky of twenty-seven small white five-pointed stars spanned by the white equatorial curved band..."
"The yellow alludes to the Equator – which cuts across the country – and also symbolizes the sun."
"The rising sun is the tropical sun as Kiribati lies astride the Equator"
"The rising diagonal band represents the equator, the star above representing this Northern Hemisphere archipelago."
"The narrow gold stripe with a width of 1⁄12 of the length of the flag represents the Equator. The stripe along with the star signifies the location of the island in the Pacific Ocean one degree south of the Equator."