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. Kingman Reef
Drapeau animé des Etats-Unis par Pascal Gross

Bandiera Nazionale

Adozione  4/7/1960


13 strisce orizzontali uguali avvicendate di rosso (dalla cima al fondo) e bianco; un rettangolo blu nel portante dell'angolo superiore sinistro con 50 stelle a cinque punte, bianche, sistemate in nove file orizzontali di sei stelle ciascuna(da cima a fondo) avvicendate con cinque file di stelle; le 50 stelle rappresentano i 50 stati, le 13 strisce rappresentano le 13 colonie originali


Il Nome
Atollo del Pacifico scoperta nel 1853 dal capitano americano W. E. Kingman.



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 "The Star Spangled Banner"

Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (The Defense of Fort McHenry 20/9/1814)

music: author unknown

adopted: 1931

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming ?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming ?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses ?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream :
'Tis the star-spangled banner ! O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more ?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave :
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh ! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation !
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave !



I Dati:

.superficie: 1 kmq
.popolazione:  non ha una popolazione residente

.forma di governo: Territorio non Incorporato U.S.A.
.capo di stato e di governo: Presidente degli U.S.A.  e amministrate dal US Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior
.lingua ufficiale: inglese.
.unità monetaria: dollaro U.S.A. = 100 centesimi


Le Date:
scoperta dal capitano USA Edmund Fanning (Dangerous Reef).

riscoperte dal capitano USA W.E. Kingman (Kingman Reef).

rivendicate dagli USA
annessa agli USA come Territorio non Incorporato
amministrata dalla U.S. Navy

amminsitrata dall'U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service come
Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge.

parte del Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument




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Update 16-02-13



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