Flag of Réunion

The flag of Réunion is the flag of the department 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.

Réunion
Flag of France
NameTricolore
UseNational flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion2:3
Adopted15 February 1794
DesignA vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red.
Unofficial flag of Réunion
NameLö Mahavéli
UseState flag
Adopted2003

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 with help of Jean Finck and Didier Finck who called it Lö Mahavéli but it really started to be promoted once the association chose it in 2003.[1] It does not 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.[2]

Independentists and nationalists of Reunion also have their flag (green, yellow, red) which was created in 1986.[3] 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.

Reunion regional council also appeared to use white flag with blue island and yellow sun, and below it are text "Region Reunion" and five coloured square to represents equality and diversity.[4]

Background

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.[5]

Proposals

Other flags

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References

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