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Guadeloupe (France, Overseas Department)

Last modified: 2006-03-04 by ivan sache
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French national flag - Image by Željko Heimer

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Administrative data

Code: 971
Area: 1,780 km2
Population (1990): 386,987 inhabitants

Préfecture: Basse-Terre
Sous-préfectures: Pointe-à-Pitre, Marigot
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 43 cantons, 34 municipalities.

Status of the flag

The only official flag in Guadeloupe is the French national flag.

Ivan Sache, 18 February 2005

Unofficial flags used locally

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Unofficial flags of Guadeloupe - Images by Pierre Gay, 13 June 1999

The banner of the arms of Pointe-à-Pitre, the island's main city, is seldom used to represent the whole island. The flag has a black or red field (see below) with a yellow sun and a green sugar cane, and a blue stripe with yellow fleurs-de-lis on the top.

Pascal Vagnat & António Martins, 12 January 1998

An islander confirmed that the arms are used only a black field and only for tourism purpose.

Pierre Gay, 13 June 1999

I was in Guadeloupe last year and inquired about these flags. 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.

Al Kirsch, 19 January 2001