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Northern Mariana Islands

Last modified: 2006-01-21 by rob raeside
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by Jaume Ollé

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Change of the flag

It seems that the flag was changed some time in 1994 or early 1995. Gerard van der Vaart told me that Mr. Smith shows a color copy he obtained from the American factory which produces the flag for the Northern Marianas administration. In practice the flag is made by this factory in proportions 2:3 and 3:5. It seems that there was an intermediate version of the flag with a bit different wreath.

Željko Heimer, 8 March 1996

Dorling Kindersley Pocket Book says:

"The original flag was adopted in 1972, but has undergone several modifications, including the addition of the flower wreath."
Smith (1980) says "Officially adopted 31 March 1972" and shows the first design (without wreath).
Ivan Sache, 4 April 1999

The district adopted the flag on 31 March 1972; the territory adopted the flag on 4 July 1976 (same flag), and modified the design in 1981.
Jaume Ollé, 5 April 1999

Governor's Flag

The official flag of the Governor's Office is the CNMI (Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands) flag.
Jennifer E. Castro
Communications Manager, PIO
Office of the Governor
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
13 December 2003

Detail of the Seal

by Jaume Ollé

[Click on seal for larger image.]