Flag of New Caledonia
The national flag of the New Caledonia Overseas Special Territory since 1853 is the French red-white-blue tricolor. In 2010, the flag of New Caledonia was adopted, which was previously considered a symbol of the national front. It can be officially used throughout the state along with the flag of France..
Description and proportions of the flag of New Caledonia
The flag of the Kanak Liberation Front, now declared a state flag, is a rectangular cloth, the width of which is half its length. It is horizontally divided into three absolutely equal parts, each of which has its own color. The top stripe of the flag of New Caledonia is bright blue, the middle is colored light red, and the bottom is green. The part of the flag adjacent to the flagpole bears the image of the country's national symbol. A kind of totem of the peoples inhabiting New Caledonia is inscribed in a round yellow disc, located at an equal distance from the top and bottom of the cloth. This is an arrow for decorating the roofs of the houses of the population of the island nation. On the flag in a yellow field, she is depicted in black.
The decoration of a typical dwelling of the Kanak people is also present on the country's coat of arms. It is a stylized depiction of a black nautilus shell, a mollusk widespread in the waters of New Caledonia. Behind the sink is a cylindrical pine tree growing on the islands, and next to it is an arrow from the roof of Aboriginal houses. All symbols on the coat of arms of New Caledonia are based on a stylized image of sea waves, made in the form of two wavy lines. Coat of arms of New Caledonia in black.
History of the flag of New Caledonia
Until December 2010, the national flag of New Caledonia was considered the flag of France, which declared the islands its overseas possession in the middle of the 19th century. Officially, this status was confirmed only a century later, and today New Caledonia, according to the results of the referendum, does not even try to gain independence and votes to preserve the power of France..
The state flag of New Caledonia today is two panels. They are equally equal in all situations and can be used for all purposes on land and on water. According to the law, they can be raised by citizens, organizations, private ships, and the state fleet..