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Madang Province (Papua New Guinea)

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[Madang Province (Papua New Guinea)] image by Jens Pattke, 15 May 2006

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According to the website of the PNG Electoral Commission the flag of Madang is red-yellow-black, with 6 small white stars on the bottom of the black stripe and an emblem in black in a white canton.
located by Valentin Poposki, 12 May 2006

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[Madang Province (Papua New Guinea)] image by Mark Sensen

Red, yellow and black stripes (representing the national flag) form the background. Six white stars represent the 6 districts. In black and white, Madang's memorial to the coast-watchers of the Second World War is surrounded by coconut palm branches (for agriculture) and a slit drum (for tradition). Source: PNG: A fact book on modern Papua New Guinea, Jackson Rannells, Oxford University Press (Melbourne), 1990.
David Cohen
, 1 August 1999

It appears the province of Madang (Papua New Guinea) has changed its flag. In former times five BLACK stars were arranged in the middle yellow stripe. Now there are seven [Editor: or six? - it's unclear on the image] white stars in the lower black strip arranged. On the 2004 stamp edition of the PNG post "PNG Provincial Flags series #2" the new flag is represented: The actual use is proven in the following photo:
[Editor's note: this image appears to show the middle stripe in red, not yellow.]
When was the change of the flags?
Jens Pattke, 1 January 2006