French Polynesia National Anthem

Anthem History

These islands are territories of France

French Polynesia Flag

French Polynesia Flag

Flag History To distinguish the flag of French Polynesia from that of Tahiti, the emblem was placed inthe center. Its main feature is a piragua, which is a status symbol as weel as an indispensable boat used for fishing and trasportation. The figures iin the piragua stand for the five parts of French Polynesia: the Windward Islands, the Leeward Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Austral Islands and the Marquesas Islands. The yellow rays symbolize the sun and light, and the blue and white waves represent the riches of the Pacific on which the people have always relied for their livelihood.
Flag Date of Adoption 23 November 1984
Flag Symbolism two narrow red horizontal bands encase a wide white band; centered on the white band is a disk with blue and white wave pattern on the lower half and gold and white ray pattern on the upper half; a stylized red, blue and white ship rides on the wave pattern; the French flag is used for official occasions

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