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[Flag of Chuuk] image by Alfonis M. Sound, 21 November 2011


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About the flag

1997 was the start of Gov. Walter & Lt. Gov. Sound Administration. I, Alfonis M. Sound, was commissioned by the Director of Planning and Statistics, Mr. Rokucho Billy, to design the updated and more professional look flag of Chuuk State for the Walter & Sound Administration. The original drafts were with the Billy's family.
Alfonis M. Sound, 21 November 2011


Flag Law

In the references below, references to Truk have been changed to Chuuk in accordance with CSC 1252.

1051. Flag of the State of Chuuk.

There shall be and there is hereby adopted an official flag of the State of Chuuk, which shall consist of 38 white stars encircling a white coconut tree centered on a field of blue. The width of the flag of the State of Chuuk shall bear a ratio to its length of one to 1.9. The flag may be reproduced for unofficial purposes with different dimensions.
Source: TSL 2-1-7, 1 (1), as amended by TSL 2-2-2, 1, modified.

1052. Display of the Flag of the State of Chuuk.

(1) The flag of the State of Chuuk shall be displayed in the open only from sunrise until sunset and during such hours shall be displayed only on buildings, flagstaffs, or halyards.

(2) The flag of the State of Chuuk shall be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

(3) When the flag of the State of Chuuk is flown or displayed together with the flag of the United States, the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia, and the flag of the United Nations on separate masts or staffs, it shall be flown or displayed at approximately the same level with the flag of the United States, the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia, and the flag of the United Nations. The flag of the State of Chuuk shall always be flown or displayed to the immediate left-hand position of the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia when looking out from the building or platform. When the flag of the State of Chuuk is flown or displayed with the flag of the United States and the flag of the Federated states of Micronesia on a single staff or halyard, the flag of the State of Chuuk shall be flown or displayed below the flag of Federated States of Micronesia. The flag of the Federated States may be flown or displayed above or higher than the flag of State of Chuuk, but on no account may the flag of the State of Chuuk be flown or displayed above the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia, nor may the flag of the United nations be flown or displayed above the flag of the State of Chuuk or vice-versa.

(4) When the flag of the State of Chuuk is flown at the same time as by official order the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia is being flown at half-mast, the flag of the State of Chuuk shall also be flown at half-mast.

(5) The Governor may establish rules and procedures for the half- mast display of the flag of the State of Chuuk upon the death of a government or traditional leader or distinguished citizen of the State of Chuuk.
Source: TSL 2-1-7, 1 (2), modified.

1053. Desecration of the Flag of the State of Chuuk; Penalties.

(1) Any person who knowingly casts contempt upon any flag of the State of Chuuk by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, or trampling upon it shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

(2) The term "flag of the State of Chuuk" as used in this Section shall include an official flag of the State of Chuuk, as described in Section 1051 of this Chapter, or any reproduction thereof for official or unofficial purposes and having the same or different dimensions as the flag of the State of Chuuk.
Source: TSL 2-1-7, 1 (3), modified.

Johnny Andersson, 22 January 2005


Earlier representation of the flag

[Flag of Chuuk] image by Alfonis M. Sound, 21 November 2011

This was the state of Truk flag from 1979 all the way to 1997. Even after the name change to Chuuk State, the flag remained the same till 1997.
Alfonis M. Sound, 21 November 2011


Chuuk Airport

[Flag of Chuuk Airport] image by Jaume Olle, 2 March 2014

In Nov 2003 when I visited Chuuk airport I found the following airport flag: the blue field charged with department of transportation seal in the center which is composed of a coconut palm behind taking-off airplane surrounded by 40 white stars and the name of department beneath of it.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 2 March 2014