French Polynesia Flag Meaning & Details

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 French Polynesia Flag
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  • two 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

  • the canoe has a crew of five represented by five stars that symbolize the five island groups

  • red and white are traditional Polynesian colors

    note: similar to the red-white-red flag of Tahiti, the largest of the islands in French Polynesia, which has no emblem in the white band

  • the flag of France is used for official occasions





     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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