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Yap (Micronesia)

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[ Flag of Yap ]
by Jaume Ollé

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Yap adopted a flag on 30 May 1980, designed by John Gilinung. It was first hoisted on 1 March 1981. It's (king's-)blue, and on the centre in a white ring is the stylized silhouette of an indigenous boat with sail hoisted, and a "Rai" or "Fei", the money-stone of the islands, all in white. In the centre is a five-pointed star. The proportions have been variably reported as 3:5 and 37:70.
Mark Sensen, 23 July 1996
Jaume Ollé, 08 September 1996