Flag of Martinique
|Flag of France
Martinique is a region of France
|Use||National flag and civil and state ensign|
|Adopted||15 February 1794|
|Unofficial "Snake flag" of Martinique|
|Adopted||4 August 1766|
The snake flag of Martinique (French: Drapeau aux serpents) has no official status on the island. It is a historical flag dating from an edict issued 4 August 1766, specifying that vessels of the French Colony of Martinique and Saint Lucia should fly a version of the French ensign, which at the time was a white cross on a blue field, with L-shaped (for Lucia) snakes in each quarter of the cross. The same design is used for the lesser coat of arms
The snakes are fer-de-lance vipers (Bothrops lanceolatus, French trigonocéphale) native to Martinique.
The World Taekwondo Federation approved five countries as its new members at its 22nd General Assembly in Gyeongju, Korea on April 30, 2011.
The five countries are Cook Islands, Rwanda, Tuvalu, Guadeloupe and Martinique. Guadeloupe and Martinique won an associate membership status. Thus, the WTF's global membership jumped to 197 countries, ranking ninth among International Sports Federations.
The following Martinique's official flag has been recognized by WTF in 2013 when Martinique participates to its first Senior World Taekwondo Championships in Puebla, Mexico and more recently in 2014 to its Cadet World Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan:
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