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Wallis and Futana Flag


Wallis and Futuna is an overseas dependency of France, which is made up of two tiny Polynesian archipelagos, close to Samoa and Fiji.

Wallis and Futana Flag

Flag of Wallis and Futana


Introduction
Since Wallis and Futuna is a colony of France, its authorized ensign is the national tricolor of France. However, an unofficial flag is also flown in the territory.
The informal banner of Wallis and Futuna depicts a red cross with diagonal bars of equal length on a white quadrilateral with equal sides, which sequentially is positioned on a red background (as a substitute, a bigger white-colored cross pattee is applied).

The Maltese cross is placed somewhat away from the middle of the flag to the right side (the cross pattee is moved somewhat down). The French tricolor is bordered by white stripes on two sides, placed in the upper left side. During formal and important events, the French tricolor is hoisted. There are four isosceles triangles (white) in the center. Their vertices are twisted to the middle and are at 90° angles to one another.

The red color stands for bravery, and the white color is the symbol of clarity of principles.

The trigons stand for three indigenous rulers of the archipelago and the French commissioner. The flag of France is an orientation to French dominion. Other than these features, the ensign is similar to that of the period of King I. P. Lavelua but has no formal acceptance.


Protocol
The France tricolor has been traditionally used in Wallis and Futuna for formal events. The layout of the unofficial flag originated from an old red flag with a white Maltese cross, which was launched by religious messengers from France in the 19th century.

Fact about Wallis and Futuna flag


CountryWallis and Futuna
Designed byNA
Adopted15. February 1794
RevisionNA
Design and ColorsA vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red.
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated on: February 13, 2016


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