Flags of the State of the People of West Antarctica

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Flag of the State of the People of West Antarctica
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Name State Flag.
Use Civil and state flag and ensign.
Proportion 1:2
Adopted December 19, 2011
Design Rectangular dark blue field with a centered white disc bearing a torch.

The Flag of the State of the People of West Antarctica is a dark blue field with a centered white disc bearing a torch.

Proper flag protocol

The State flag of West Antarctica is constantly flown on the entrance of the State Bureau and organs of the State, on entrance of the institutions of the Capital Territory and public services. It has to be displayed in an election room during an election. Also, it can be hoisted during celebrations and other cultural or sport manifestations, and on other occasions.

West Antarctica Defense Forces can display state flag in a form of patch on their service and combat (subdued version flag patch) uniforms. The State Bureau flies it only when in session and during state holidays.

It can also be flown during celebrations and other solemn manifestations which mark events of importance for the State of the People of West Antarctica, and on other occasions. During state mourning, it is flown at half mast.

The use of the flag

The State flag is prescribed by law:

The flag of the State of the People of West Antarctica exists and is used as the state flag and the national ensign, in proportions 2:1 (length to height).

—Law on the design and use of the coat of arms, flag and anthem of the State of the People of West Antarctica, Article III Section 17


The flag of the State of the People of West Antarctica is a dark blue field with a centered white disc bearing a torch in the proportion 1:2.

—Law on the design and use of the coat of arms, flag and anthem of the State of the People of West Antarctica, Article III Section 18

Respect for the flag

The State flag can not be hoisted so that it touches the ground, nor be used as rests, tablecloths, carpets or curtains, nor to cover vehicles or other objects, nor to attire speaker platforms or tables, except as a table flag. It must not be used if damaged or otherwise look unsuitable for use.

Correct display

The law defines how the flag of the State of the People of West Antarctica is displayed along with other flags, making no difference between state flags and other kinds of flags. If the flag is hoisted with another flag, it is always on the viewer's left, except during an official visit of a representative of another country or an international organization, when the flag of the visitor is it is on the viewer's left. If the flag is hoisted with another on crossed staffs, its staff must be the front one. If the flag of the State is hoisted along with two flags, it must be in the middle. If the flag is flown with multiple flags,

  • if the flags are flown in a circle, it must be in the center of the circle, clearly visible;
  • if the flags are flown in a semicircle, it must be in its vertex;
  • if the flags are flown in a column, it must be in the front of the column;
  • if the flags are flown in a row, it must be in the first place, that is, on the viewer's left;
  • if the flags are flown in a group, it must be in the front of the group.

Design

The flag ratio is 2:3 (height/width). Recommended colours are:

Scheme Blue
RGB 0-37-82
Hex #002552
Flag construction sheet

Other flags

The Chairman of the State Bureau and the Members of the State Bureau of the State of the People of West Antarctica use the State flag as their Standards.