|Flag Name(s)||Drapeau Tricolore ("Tricolour Flag") [Flag Of Saint Martin]|
|Color and Design|
|Meaning & Symbolism||Blue and red are the traditional colours of Paris, used on the city's coat of arms. Blue is identified with Saint Martin, red with Saint Denis. White had long featured prominently on French flags and is described as the "ancient French colour" by Lafayette. Other popular but non-official interpretations include: The blue color symbolizes nobility, white represents clergy, and red means bourgeois, which were the estates of the old regime in France. When the Tricolour was formally adopted in 1794, its colors symbolized the values of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, brotherhood, democracy, secularism, and modernization. Today, that motto has been shortened to Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.|
|Description and Brief History|
The French tricolore flag is the official national flag used in the Collectivity of Saint Martin. An unofficial flag is used by the local government, which depicts the island's coat of arms on a white field.