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image by Mark Sensen, 14 December 2003
Ratio: 2:3. Adopted: 2 July 1984.
A blue flag with a yellow stripe (about the width of the white
stripe in the Danish flag), located below
the center line, and containing two 5 pointed white stars in
upper hoist, the upper one smaller and to the left of the lower
William M. Grimes-Wyatt, 8 April 1996
From <www.curacao-tourism.com> (defunct):
"Curaçaos flag portrays the blue sea and sky,
bisected by the yellow sun. The two stars represent Curaçao and
its uninhabited sister island Klein Curaçao; their five points
symbolize the five continents from which the varied local
Erki Kurrikoff, 5 Febuary 2002
According to Album 2000 [pay00]
- Curaçao - A blue flag of proportions 2:3 with a yellow stripe
in the lower part, propotions 5:1:2. At the upper hoist two white
stars. The diameter of the imaginary circle circumscribing the
first star equal to one sixth of the flag height, the centre
located at an imaginary vertical line one sixth of the flag
height from the hoist and an imaginary horizontal line one sixth
of the flag height from the top of the flag. The diameter of the
imaginary circle circumscribing the second star equal to two
nineth of the flag height, the centre located at an imaginary
vertical line one third of the flag height from the hoist and an
imaginary horizontal line one third of the flag height from the
top of the flag. The blue is Pantone 280, the yellow is Pantone
Mark Sensen, 14 December 2003
image by Jarig Bakker, 31 January 2003
From "Vlaggenalbum" of Gouda's Roen (c. 1950) - The
flag for Curaçao is the Dutch flag with a
Coat of Arms in the center (apparently not the Coat of Arms of
that island); I haven't seen it in any flagbook, so this seems to
be highly doubtful. The ship is of the Netherlands
West India Company, see <www.ngw.nl>.
Jarig Bakker, 31 January 2003
Both Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles used the Coat of
Arms of the "Geoctrooiëerde Westindische Compagnie"
(Dutch West India Company), that is a three-master on a way sea.
So this Coat of Arms may have been used on flags. Note that the
old Coat of Arms at <www.ngw.nl>
has a white scroll with black lettering, and not a red scroll.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Febuary 2003
image by Ivan Sache, 5 August 2000
Curacao Yacht Club - White pennant with an orange vertical
stripe all along the hoist and a blue (vertical arm) and red
(horizontal arm) cross.
Ivan Sache, 5 August 2000
Last news I could stored is one seen 27 Sept. 2003 in which it
is said that Curacao Parliament wants the "independent
status" whithin the Kingdom of the Netherlands, just like
"Aruba did in 1986 and Sint Maartin ". According to the
a referendum is planed to "next year", then sometime in
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 26 October 2003
Indeed some (Caraçao and Sint Maarten) want a status aparte.
But there must be an agreement with the others islands and the
Dutch government first.
Mark Sensen, 27 October 2003
Minister Nicolai of Kingdomrelations reached a historic
agreement with Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The islands will become
separate countries, like Aruba. That means that the
co-operation between the Netherlands and the Netherlands
Antilles, as agreed by the "Koninkrijksstatuut" of
1954, will end. It is agreed that there will be a common court of
justice of the Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. There are
also agreements on policing and prosecution. The Netherlands will
take care of the debts of the Netherlands Antilles, totalling 2,5
billion Euros. The Netherlands Antilles will cease to exist on 1
July 2007. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius will become Dutch
municipalities. Aruba is a separate entity since 1986.
No info about change of flags. The currency is also unclear, although it seems that Aruba might be forced to enter the Euro-zone(!)
Source: <www.nos.nl> reported by Stefan Lambrechts.
Jarig Bakker, 3 November 2007