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Maui County, Hawaii (U.S.)

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[Flag of Maui County, Hawaii] image by Jens Pattke, 24 July 2005

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Description of the flag

A light blue flag, with the county seal featuring a wreath, four islands, each in different colors (green, yellow, red, pink) and in the center a large pink flower.
Source: Raven 9/10
Jens Pattke, 24 July 2005

At the parts of the county code concerning its flag:

Chapter 1.10 COUNTY FLAG
1.10.010 Description.
It is hereby established that the county of Maui shall have an official flag which shall be described as follows:
A. The flag shall be a blue rectangle with a circular, central insignia consisting of a maile wreath within which is inscribed in black, the names of the islands: Lanai, Molokai, Maui and Kahoolawe. The area within the circular maile wreath shall have a centrally located ahina-ahina or silversword, dominating and in the foreground. Immediately flanking both sides of the lower third of the silversword shall be stalks of ti leaves. The left upper portion of the silversword shall be flanked by outlines of the islands of Molokai and Lanai and the right upper portion flanked by the islands of Maui and Kahoolawe. Each island shall be in its designated island color. A banner containing the words "County of Maui" shall be centered at the lower part of the central insignia and the word "Hawaii" located immediately below the banner. (Ord. 1965 § 1, 1990)

1.10.020 Proportions.
The fly (length of the flag) shall be one and one-half times the hoist (height). The diameter of the profiled islands shall be no more than two-thirds of the hoist of the flag. (Ord. 1965 § 1, 1990)

The NAVA image at and shown in the American Flag Survey and American City Flags does not fully match the official description, especially concerning the color of the background, which is shown as lavender — not plain blue, and the overall flag ratio. The legal description mentions island colors, which, trusting the image shown in these sources, are:
* Red: Maui
* Yellow: Lanae
* Green: Molokai
* Pink: Kahoolawe
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 March 2008


The "maile" is a native Hawaiian vine, used, as the "lei of royalty", meaning respect and honors, in the Hawaiian traditional culture. More details on the meaning and uses of the "maile":
Ivan Sache, 23 March 2008