Flag of French Guiana

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French Guiana
Flag of France.svg
Flag of France
French Guiana is a region of France
Name Tricolore
Use National flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 15 February 1794
Flag of the territorial collectivity of French Guiana.svg
Flag of the territorial collectivity of French Guiana
Use State flag
Flag of French Guiana.svg
Flag of the former department of French Guiana
Use Civil ensign
Adopted 29 January 2010
Drapeau de la Guyane.svg
Historical flag of French Guiana
Use State flag
Adopted 1901

The flag of French Guiana, an overseas region of France located in South America, is a white field on which is placed a logo showing an outline of the territory in green, four arrows in red, blue, gold and black and the words "Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane".[1]

On 29 January 2010, the General Council (departmental council) of the overseas department of French Guiana unilaterally adopted a flag for the department of French Guiana. This has not been recognized by the superior regional council. Moreover, only the French flag is officially recognized by the French constitution as the national flag.

The flag adopted by the General Council is composed by the following colours: Green represents the forests, yellow represents gold and other minerals of the region, while the red star represents socialism.[2] The flag is identical with the one of pro-independence trade union UGT and also MDES.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 4, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ Le Conseil général adopte le drapeau guyanais

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