Flag of French Polynesia

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Flag of French Polynesia
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
Flag of French Polynesia
UseCivil and state flag
Adopted23 November 1984
Flag of France.svg
Flag of the French Republic
NameLe Tricolore
UseNational flag, civil and state ensign
Adopted15 February 1794

The flag of French Polynesia (French: drapeau de la Polynésie française) is the civil and state flag of the French overseas country French Polynesia. It was adopted in 1984.[1]


Two red horizontal bands encase a wide white band in a 1:2:1 ratio; centered on the white band is a 0.43m diameter 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.

All vessels registered in French Polynesia have to fly the French flag, even for the small ships sailing between the islands, as there is no official French Polynesian civil or state ensign.

Flags of component archipelagos[edit]

Flags of the Society Islands[edit]

Leeward Islands[edit]

Windward Islands[edit]

Flags of the Tuamotu Archipelago[edit]

Flags of the Austral Islands[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Délibération n° 84-1030 AT du 23 novembre 1984 portant approbation du drapeau et des armes de la Polynésie française". lexpol.pf.

External links[edit]

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