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Isla de Páscua commune (Chile)

Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Te Pito o Te Henua

Last modified: 2018-09-29 by randy young
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[Flag of Isla de Páscua commune]
image by António Martins, 18 April 2004

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About the flag

To which level of the administrative divisions of Chile does this flag correspond? Easter Island is a province within Region V, but this province has only one commune. Are these two separate entities (whith distinct flags?), or are they collapsed?
António Martins, 18 April 2004

It was hoisted in front of the townhall in Hanga Roa (the only town on the island) when I was there a couple of months ago. The bird on the Easter Island Flag is the legendary Manu Tara Bird, the source of the Bird Man Cult on the island. It is still the most sacred animal and symbol on the island. The original colors may have been the same as those of today's flag.
Volker Keith, 16 January 2001

Ratio seems to be 3:5.
António Martins, 18 April 2004

Words are "I. Municipalidad de Isla de Pascua."
Jaume Ollé, 16 January 2001

"I." stands most probably for "Ilustrísima," "Most Illustrious."
Santiago Dotor, 17 January 2001

According to the images on the website of the Chilean TV channel "Canal 13" the municipal flag, white with golden emblem, was also reported in local use (along with the national flag and the reimiro flag).
António Martins, 11 May 2006