Last modified: 2011-12-09 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 is
yellow, with 7 red rays emanating from a red sun, the upper rays being larger
than the lower ones, and three carrying a yellow star. Overall is a white
bird flying, and over the sun a local landscape. According the census Ngardmau has
an area of 47 sq.km, a population of
162 inhabitants, and the capital is Chol.
André Pires Godinho, 30 March 2003
The circle in the center of the flag is 'O', the first letter of the old name
of Ngardmau, Ongedechuul.
The picture of the water flowing inside the circle represents the Ngardmau waterfall. It is the tallest waterfall of Palau and it is one of the contributing sources of revenue to Ngardmau.
The picture of the mountain inside the circle depicts or represents the tallest mountain of Palau, which is in Ngardmau. This mountain is called Ngerchelchuus.
The coconut inside the circle shows that coconuts are one of the major sources of revenue in Ngardmau. It also indicates that Ngardmau has the most coconut of all Palau.
The bird is the frigate bird. The color of the bird is white which symbolizes the peaceful state of the village from the ancient to the present time.
The seven red stripes in the flag indicate that Ngardmau was conquered seven times.
The seven yellow stripes in the flag represent the seven pieces of Palauan money that were given to the conquerors so that Ngardmau could be restored to its peaceful lifestyle.
The three stars in the flag represent the three villages that are inhabited today. The three villages are Ngetbong, Ngerutoi, and Urdmau. If other villages will be inhabited in the future, additional stars will be placed between the three stars to correspond to the number of villages that will be inhabited.
Paraskevas Renesis, 22 September 2011