Flag of Martinique (GIF)

Martinique is an island and a French overseas department/region located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the East Caribbean Sea. It has no capital city, and its population is approximately 380,000.

At the center of the Martiniquais flag is an Aliger gigas (Lambi), a symbolic shell of the Antilles used as a traditional musical instrument. Around it, 34 American stars symbolize the 34 municipalities of Martinique, and the eight segments evoke eight of the different languages spoken after the island was colonized by Europeans. Blue refers to the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, while green evokes steep hills and the nature of the region. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 8:11, and the flag was adopted on May 10, 2019. In addition, the national flag of France is officially used instead of this flag.

Keywords: Flag of Martinique (French: Drapeau de la Martinique), GIF

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