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|BM||Bomi||1984||Montserrado (?)||1984 (?)|
|GM||Grand Cape Mount||1844||(?)||1965|
|GK||Grand Kru||1984||Sinoe (?)||1984 (?)|
|MG||Margibi||1985||Grand Bassa (?)||1985 (?)|
|RI||Rivercess||1985||Grand Bassa||1984 (?)|
|RG||River Gee||2000||Grand Gedeh||2000|
image by António Martins, 26 January 2004
Liberian county flag design includes always the national
flag design on the upper hoist (about 1/4th size) and the remaining field
filled with a particular design. While some show a particular element on the
(lower) fly and an otherwise plain field (Bomi,
Grand Bassa, Margibi),
others use up the space in full.
Sometimes the the national flag design on the upper hoist seems to be a
part of the design (River Cess,
Grand Kru), others it appears to have been added
as an afterthought (Nimba,
Grand Cape Mount is something of an exception,
with the national flag design yes on the upper hoist but not touching the
border for design reasons.
António Martins, 26 January 2004
The basic motif, with the national flag in canton,
is kept — as has happen also with the newer four flags
(Bomi, Grand Kru,
Margibi and River Cess);
the only (partial) exception, Grand Cape Mount,
is one of the original lot of nine.
António Martins, 30 August 2008
The book [smi75b] shows, I believe, the
same shade of green for all these flags, but Montserrado
is hard to judge, as it has the green directly against a greyish blue
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 07 September 2009
Smith 1975 [smi75b] lists nine county flags (Bong, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape (so spelled!), Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Maryland, Montserrado, Nimba and Sinoe) and give this note to the presentation of those flags:
These flags were presented to the Liberian counties by President William V. S. Tubman on 29 November 1965, his seventieth birthday.What happened with those flags later on? Were they “bunkered” in some county house safe, or hoisted in county official rooms, or whatever? Were they produced uniquely (only this once), or where there made more of such flags (even mass produced?). Were they used later on, say on stamps, tourist publications etc? And, finally, what happened with the flags after the end of President Tubman rule?
These flags are officially in use but rarely used out
of the provincial government headquarters.
Jaume Ollé, 11 January 2000
I think that the related flags were created in 1965 and
even if the number of provinces increased since then, it
is unlikely, considering the political situation of Liberia,
that any additional flags were created after about 1990.
António Martins, 2 April 2003
It is nice to see a confirmation of these elusive flags, but I’d
prefer a cloth flag photo, as it would be more real than just a web image
nicked from somewhere.
António Martins, 18 September 2006
Does anybody have information on the current status of the Liberian
county flags? Have they been used (in cloth) over the last, say 20-30
years? Or only (in transmogrified form) on the internet?
Marcus Schmöger, 05 March 2007
of county flags, hoisted at the presidential palace, in the
Jan Mertens, 13 August 2009
Nice to see these flags finally in use, for many reasons.
António Martins, 16 August 2009
On the website of The
Grand Gedeh Association in the Americas Incorporated the flag of the
Grand Gedeh county is shown.
Valentin Poposki, 16 June 2006
The flag of Nimba county is shown on the
website of the UNICCO
— United Nimba Citizens’ Council.
Valentin Poposki, 16 June 2006
an actual image showing the Montserrado County flag
website. The image caption says that «Josephine George-Francis,
governor of Montserrado County, sewed the Liberian flag that hangs in her
office». The actual usage of county flags seems to be confirmed.
Antonio Gutiérrez, 5 March 2007
conjectural ratio and size
image by António Martins, 21 February 2012
showing the central part of the flag of the City Corporation of Monrovia,
Liberia, [at the
Valentin Poposki, 15 April 2009
A plain white flag with a large depiction of the city corporation arms
centered on it. The arms are quartered Sable and Argent on the I a key Argent,
on the II a palm tree issuant from an earthy compartment proper, on the III a
different kind of tree likewise, and on the IV an elephant statant trompetant
dexter, and on a chief Azure a sun Gules nimbused Argent setting on a sea proper
throughout and an estoile faceted Sable and Argent, both offset to the sinister.
White scroll reading in black capitals "The City Government of Monrovia" above
"The Monrovia City Corporation". Image here has conjectural ratio and emblem
size. This coat of arms seems to be preexisting to the flag, or at least to its
current bearer, judging but the latter’s modern-sounding name.
António Martins, 21 February 2012