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Guadeloupe (France, Overseas Department)

Department of Guadeloupe, Departement de la Guadeloupe

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[Flag of France]
by Mark Sensen

Official Name: Department of Guadeloupe (Departement de la Guadeloupe)
Capital: Basse-Terre
Location: Caribbean
Government Type: Overseas Department of France
ISO Code: GP

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Official Flag

There is no official flag for Guadeloupe. Maybe a sort of "tourist flag", but the only official flag is the French one.
Ralf Stelter, 18 January 2001

Jarig Bakker wrote: " has a real Guadeloupe flag". However, the shown flag is that of the Union Populaire de Liberacion de Guadeloupe.
Ralf Stelter, 18 January 2001

The only official flag in Guadeloupe, as well as in all French Overseas Departements and Territories (except French Polynesia) is the French Tricolore.
Ivan Sache, 18 January 2001

Conseil Régional (Regional Council)

[Guadeloupe Regional Council]
by Jaume Ollé

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane and Reunion, the 4 french "DOM" (departement d'outre-mer - over-seas department) are each both a departement and a region : so, they are 4 regions made of only one departement. Regions and departements having precise and different parts to play in the french system, the 4 DOMs have both a regional and a general council.
Olivier Touzeau, 31 December 2001

New Flag (or Logo) ?

[Guadeloupe Regional Council]
by Arnaud Leroy

Unofficial local flag

by Pierre Gay, 13 June 1999

The flag of Guadeloupe is a banner of the arms: a red field with yellow sugar cane and a blue stripe with fleurs-de-lys at the bottom. This flag is unofficial but is tolerated with the French flag.
Pascal Vagnat, 14 December 1995

This flag is a banner of the arms of Pointe-a-Pitre, the island's main city, and is (seldom) used to symbolize the whole island.
António Martins,, 12 January1998

I have had confirmation that the flag flown for Guadeloupe in Guadeloupe is indeed the version with a BLACK field (unlike the one presently posted on the ws, which has a red field). A nice gentleman who lives there has confirmed to me.
He says: "Le blason que vus pre'sentez est pre'sent effectivement en Guadeloupe uniquement avec le fond noir mais il n'est utilise' qu'a des fins touristiques..."
Meaning: "The arms that you show are indeed present in Guadeloupe, only on a black field, but is has only a touristic audience..."
Pierre Gay, 13 June 1999

I was in Guadeloupe last year and inquired about it. I had seen versions with a red field and with a black field. No flags of that design were on sale at local souvenir shops, but iron-on (or sew-on) patches were available, all with the red field, As was made clear, only the French tricolor is official, and this flag.
Al Kirsch, 19 January 2001


[Unofficial flag of Guadeloupe]
by Pierre Gay and Marko de Haeck, 31 March 2004

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