French Polynesia flag
|French Polynesia flag|
|Vexillological symbol :||?|
|Aspect ratio:||2: 3|
|Officially accepted:||November 23, 1984|
The flag of French Polynesia was adopted by the Parliament of French Polynesia on November 23, 1984.
Description and meaning
There are two narrow red ribbons at the top and bottom of the flag, the middle part is a wider white ribbon with the coat of arms of French Polynesia . On the coat of arms is the sun , the sea and a local double canoe with five figures. The figures represent the individual archipelagos of this group of islands. The aspect ratio is 2: 3.
Legal status of the flag
On December 4, 1985, the territorial government decreed that the flag of French Polynesia could be placed next to the flag of France and the regional flags . According to the 1996 law, it can only be displayed together with the flag of France. Ships registered in French Polynesia must fly the flag of France.
? Nautical flag of France
? French Protectorate of the Society Islands, 1843–1880
Flags of the archipelagos and islands
|Bora Bora||Three red and two white stripes.|
|Gambier Islands||The four blue stars stand for the islands of Mangareva, Taravai, Aukena and Akamaru, the middle white star for the small isolated island of Temoe. The blue stripe symbolizes the ocean, the white stripes stand for purity and the missionary work of the archipelago.|
|Tuamotu Archipelago||The sixteen stars in the Tuamotu flag do not stand for as many islands, but for the sixteen municipalities of the archipelago.|
|Marquesas Islands||The three-colored unofficial flag of the Marquesas Islands is hoisted with and without the native Tiki symbol.|
|Austral islands||The flag's emblem is a penu surrounded by five blue stars, which represent the five main islands of this archipelago. The red stripes are a reminder that it belongs to French Polynesia.|
|Society Islands||The flag of the Society Islands corresponds to the flag of French Polynesia.|
|Rurutu||The flag of the island belonging to the Austral Islands resembles the historical flag from 1858–1889.|
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