Last modified: 2011-12-10 by ian macdonald
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Based on a personal
web site at http://www.users.quest.net/~rae.4332/flags.html (no longer
available), developed by an inhabitant of Palau, which shows the flags of all
the 16 states of Palau the flag of Ngatpang is white
with a green wreath of two branches and lit oil lamp in the centre. According the census
Ngatpang has an area of 47 sq. km, a population of 221 inhabitants, and the capital is
André Pires Godinho, 30 March 2003
The flag is also shown at
http://pacificdigitallibrary.org, but no English description is available.
Ivan Sache, 30 October 2011
A photograph shown at
http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/00/08/11/81167_1_L.jpg shows a
variant flag where the leaves are edged green, with white centres.
Paraskevas Renesis, 30 October 2011
In days past, Ngatpang was known as a pottery-making village. Abundant clay
found in the hillsides was fashioned into water storage jars and a unique clay
lamp which burned coconut oil. The state flag shows this clay lamp surrounded by
a type of vine found here (source "Oltobed A Malt", Belau National Museum).
Paraskevas Renesis, 10 November 2011