Coat of arms of French Polynesia
|Coat of arms of French Polynesia|
|Adopted||23 November 1984|
The Coat of arms of French Polynesia consists of an outrigger depicted in a disc over a stylized emblem of sun and sea; this is very similar to other arms in the region, for example the Coat of arms of Kiribati.
Adopted in 1984 by the Assembly of French Polynesia, the coat of arms shows a stylized Polynesian sailing canoe, a Tahitian and national traditional symbol. It is encircled by a rising sun in the upper half, and by waves in the lower one. The five asterisks represents the five Archipelagos: the Society Islands, the Tuamotus archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Austral Islands and the Marquesas.
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