Flag of Réunion

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Réunion
Flag of France.svg
Flag of France
Name Tricolore
Use National flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 15 February 1794
Design A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red.
Proposed flag of Réunion (VAR).svg
Unofficial flag of Réunion
Name Lö Mahavéli
Use State flag
Adopted 2003

The flag of Réunion is the state flag of the state of Réunion, France. The country uses the flag of France, the national flag of its mother country. Although the federal period of France installed a number of flags of the metropolitan regions, Réunion does not have a separate official flag. However, the regional council of Réunion does have a flag.

Background[edit]

Réunion is an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and 175 kilometres (109 mi) southwest of Mauritius. It accounts for one of the regions of France. As of 2014, it had a population of 844,994. The island has been an overseas region of France since 1946.[1]

Overview[edit]

The Vexillological Association of Réunion selected a flag in 2003. It depicts the volcano of Fournaise, bedecked by gold sunbeams. It was designed in 1974 by Guy Pignolet who called it Lö Mahavéli but it really started to be promoted once the association chose it in 2003.[2] It doesn't have official recognition but since 2014, it is flying on top of many public buildings after several city councils have taken the decision to do so.[3]

Independentists and nationalists of Reunion also have their flag (green, yellow, red) which was created in 1986.[4] Green symbolizes the marronage, yellow symbolizes the working class and red symbolizes the period of slavery and indentured labour, struck by a yellow star with five points.

Gallery of proposals[edit]

Other flags[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estimation de population par région, sexe et grande classe d'âge - Années 1975 à 2014". 
  2. ^ "Patriotisme et drapeaux". Reunionweb.org. Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Lo Mavéli adopté à Saint-Philippe". Linfo.re. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Drapeaux de la Reunion - -". www.iledelareunion.net. Retrieved 2016-10-26. 

External links[edit]

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