Flag of French Polynesia

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]

Flag of French Polynesia
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
Flag of French Polynesia
UseCivil and state flag
Adopted23 November 1984; 36 years ago (1984-11-23)
Flag of France.svg
NameLe Tricolore
UseNational flag, civil and state ensign
Adopted15 February 1794
Assembly of French Polynesia with flags of French Polynesia and France.


Two red horizontal bands encase a wide white band in a 1:2:1 ratio; centered on the white band is the coat of arms of French Polynesia as 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 archipelagosEdit

Flags of the Society IslandsEdit

Leeward IslandsEdit

Windward IslandsEdit

Flags of the Tuamotu ArchipelagoEdit

Flags of the Austral IslandsEdit

See alsoEdit


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

External linksEdit

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