|Use||Civil and state flag|
|Adopted||23 November 1984|
|Use||National flag, civil and state ensign|
|Adopted||15 February 1794|
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 archipelagos
Flags of the Society Islands
Flags of the Tuamotu Archipelago
Flags of the Austral Islands
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