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(2:3)
Mark Sensen, 14 December 2003



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Flag of Curaçao

Ratio: 2:3. Adopted: 2 July 1984.
Mark Sensen

A blue flag with a yellow stripe (about the width of the white stripe in the Danish flag), located below the center line, and containing two 5 pointed white stars in upper hoist, the upper one smaller and to the left of the lower one.
William M. Grimes-Wyatt, 8 April 1996

From <www.curacao-tourism.com> (defunct): "Curaçaos flag portrays the blue sea and sky, bisected by the yellow sun. The two stars represent Curaçao and its uninhabited sister island Klein Curaçao; their five points symbolize the five continents from which the varied local population originates".
Erki Kurrikoff, 5 Febuary 2002

According to Album 2000 [pay00] - Curaçao - A blue flag of proportions 2:3 with a yellow stripe in the lower part, propotions 5:1:2. At the upper hoist two white stars. The diameter of the imaginary circle circumscribing the first star equal to one sixth of the flag height, the centre located at an imaginary vertical line one sixth of the flag height from the hoist and an imaginary horizontal line one sixth of the flag height from the top of the flag. The diameter of the imaginary circle circumscribing the second star equal to two nineth of the flag height, the centre located at an imaginary vertical line one third of the flag height from the hoist and an imaginary horizontal line one third of the flag height from the top of the flag. The blue is Pantone 280, the yellow is Pantone 102.
Mark Sensen, 14 December 2003


Doubtful Historical Flag


by Jarig Bakker, 31 January 2003

From "Vlaggenalbum" of Gouda's Roen (c. 1950) - The flag for Curaçao is the Dutch flag with a Coat of Arms in the center (apparently not the Coat of Arms of that island); I haven't seen it in any flagbook, so this seems to be highly doubtful. The ship is of the Netherlands West India Company, see <www.ngw.nl>.
Jarig Bakker, 31 January 2003

Both Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles used the Coat of Arms of the "Geoctrooiëerde Westindische Compagnie" (Dutch West India Company), that is a three-master on a way sea. So this Coat of Arms may have been used on flags. Note that the old Coat of Arms at <www.ngw.nl> has a white scroll with black lettering, and not a red scroll.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Febuary 2003


Curacao Yacht Club


by Ivan Sache, 5 August 2000

Curacao Yacht Club - White pennant with an orange vertical stripe all along the hoist and a blue (vertical arm) and red (horizontal arm) cross.
Ivan Sache, 5 August 2000


New Status to Curacao?

Last news I could stored is one seen 27 Sept. 2003 in which it is said that Curacao Parliament wants the "independent status" whithin the Kingdom of the Netherlands, just like "Aruba did in 1986 and Sint Maartin ". According to the news <www.sinteur.com> a referendum is planed to "next year", then sometime in 2003.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 26 October 2003

Indeed some (Caraçao and Sint Maarten) want a status aparte. But there must be an agreement with the others islands and the Dutch government first.
Mark Sensen, 27 October 2003


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