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French Polynesia Flag


The flag of French Polynesia was adopted on November 23, 1984.
French Polynesia Flag

Flag of French Polynesia


French Polynesia is overseas territory of France. The flag of the territory comprises two red horizontal bands (top and bottom) with a white band in the middle.
In the middle of the white stripe is the national coat of arms that features a circular disk. The disk consists of blue and white waves in the lower half while the upper half depicts gold and white ray pattern with the sun. On the waves a canoe with a five-member crew is cruising. These five stars represent the five island groups: Marquesas Islands, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Tuamotu-Gambier, and the Austral Islands.

Red and white are traditional Polynesian colors. The golden rays of the sun against which the canoe sails, is a symbol of life. The five rows of waves stand for the abundance of water in the region.

The flag of French Polynesia was formally approved on November 23, 1984 by the Assembly of French Polynesia. As French Polynesia is a territory of France, the French Constitution makes it mandatory that the national flag of the territory be flown with the French Tricolor.

Official Name: French Polynesia

Flag Proportion: 2:3

Adopted on: November 23, 1984

Location: Overseas territory of France

Capital City:Papeete

Major Places: Faa, Fatu Hiva, Mahina, Papara

Area: 1,609 square miles

Population: 267,000

Currency:CFP Franc (XPF)

Official Language: French

National Anthem: La Marseillaise

National symbol(s):outrigger canoe, Tahitian gardenia (Gardenia taitensis) flower

National colors: red, white

National anthem:
name: "Ia Ora 'O Tahiti Nui" (Long Live Tahiti Nui)
lyrics/music: Maeva BOUGES, Irmine TEHEI, Angele TEROROTUA, Johanna NOUVEAU, Patrick AMARU, Louis MAMATUI, and Jean-Pierre CELESTIN (the compositional group created both the lyrics and music)

Fact about French Guiana flag

CountryFrench Polynesia
Designed byNA
AdoptedFebruary 15, 1794
Revision4. December 1984
Design and ColorsTwo red horizontal bands encase a wide white band in a 1:2:1 ratio; centered on the white band is a disk with a blue and white wave pattern depicting the sea on the lower half and a gold and white ray pattern depicting the sun on the upper half; a Polynesian canoe rides on the wave pattern
Size Ratio2:3


Last Updated On : August 24th, 2017



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