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Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles)

Last modified: 2003-07-05 by dov gutterman
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by Mark Sensen

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Flag of Bonaire

Ratio: 2:3. Adopted: 15 december 1981.
Mark Sensen

Divided from lower hoist to upper fly with lower portion dark blue (or blueish purple) and upper half divided with a yellow top portion starting 1/3 down from top hoist and paralleling the diagonal. The portion between the blue and the yellow is white with a red six pointed star circled with a blue line that has dots (? la compass rose) at four primary directions.
William M. Grimes-Wyatt
, 8 April 1996

From <>:
"Our flag contains the colors red, white and blue, representing our respect for the Dutch Kingdom's tricolor.
At the upper end of our flag we have a yellow triangle, which is the bright light of our sun and also the beauty of our nature.  Most Bonairean flowers are yellow like Kibrahacha, Kelki gel, Brasilia, Hobada, Cucu, Sente-bibu, Angelo Watapana and many others.
Below we have a blue triangle, and that is the color of our beautiful sea.  You can see the triangle as a gigantic wave or a high mountain to remind us of the great heights we have climbed.
In the middle of our flag is the white area symbolizing peace, liberty and tranquility.
In this white area we have a black ring with four points of the navigation-compass. That compass is what our indisputable navigators have used to travel all over the world.
In that ring there is a six-pointed red star.  The color symbolizes blood, as the fighting and surviving spirit of the six traditional regions, which form together the people of Bonaire."
Erki Kurrikoff, 5 Febuary 2002

Harbour Village

Two flags at <>. The photograher named them at
<> as: "A shot of the Harbour Village Flag and the Flag of Bonaire(?) "
It is a Bonaire flag...but is there a place called "Harbour Village" there ?
Dov Gutterman, 4 January 2003

Yes, there is a place. According to the description found: "Bonaire's most luxurious resort. Features a highly rated spa, as well as one of the only two marinas." Website: <>.
The flag is white white the logo of that place.
Pascal Vagnat, 4 January 2003