About the flag of the Austral Islands

In the white central stripe, it has a blue emblem surrounded by five stars. The five stars represent the five high islands that constitute the Austral Islands: Rurutu, Tubuai, Rimatara, Rivavae, and Rapa. The emblem is a stylized penu, rock or piece of carved coral used to crush food or medicines, and it symbolizes the archipelago. The red stripes are a reminder that the archipelago is part of French Polynesia and blue signifies the sea.

On 4 December 1985, the Territorial Government issued a decree that the flags of the archipelagos and islands of French Polynesia may be flown next to the French Polynesian Territorial and French National flags.

This flag is available in an official size option

Most mass-produced flags are commonly 150x90cm / 5x3' or 90x60cm / 3x2', which will often vary from the official size ratio. We now offer a custom-manufactured official size option for our many of our flags.

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