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Nagasaki (Japan)

長崎県

Last modified: 2014-04-14 by zoltán horváth
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[Nagasaki] image by Jaume Ollé, 1 December 1996

Variant with "Kanji's":
[Nagasaki (variant)]
image by Pascal Gross, 5 May 1998



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Description of the flag

Light blue stylized prefecture initial N on white field with the words Nagasaki Prefecture in black Kanji letter beneath the initial letter. Blue stands for sky and sea surround Nagasaki and N shaped like a dove for world peace. Adopted 1 April 1991.

Nozomi Kariyasu 6 May 1998


Flag prior to 1 April 1991

[Nagasaki (former)] image by Jaume Ollé, 1 December 1996


Kunimi / 国見町 (municipality)

[Kunimi] image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 September 2005
based on an image located by Valentin Poposki

[This town merged with others to form the new city of Unzen in October 2005 - Ed.]


Nagasaki (city) / 長崎市

[Kunimi] image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 22 October 2009

The city emblem was adopted in May 1900 but there is no flag law.

The white flag is charged with red city emblem in the center.

The flag proportion are 2:3

The city emblem is a stylized kanji NAGA 長 and also a star-shaped folded paper crane which represents Nagasaki called as a port of cranes. Inside are five kanji 市 (city) which symbolizes that Nagasaki is one of five open ports appointed in the late Tokugawa period.

Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 October 2009