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Flag of Clipperton Island – The Symbol of Freedom And Serenity

Clipperton Island is an not inhabited 9 km2  coral atoll in the East Pacific Sea, 1,080 km south-west of Mexico, 2,424 km western area of Nicaragua, 2,545 km western side of Costa Rica and 2,260 km north-west of Galápagos Islands, at 10°18N 109°13W.

There is no human life sign in this island. It is low lying and mostly dry, spread grass and some coconut palms. This little volcanic outcrop increasing to 95 feet on its south east part is generally known as “Clipperton Rock”. Guano miners have been occupying coral atoll at various times, mostly from Mexico, which stated it until worldwide mediation granted it to France in 1931.

It has an exotic oceanic environment, with average temperature ranges of 20–32 °C. Rain happens from May to October, when it is subject to exotic stormy weather and tornados. Around oceans are warm, forced by exotic and counter-equatorial currents of the sea. It has no known natural resources, its guano having been exhausted early in the Last millennium. Although 115 different species of have been recognized in close by rich waters the only business activities in the area is seafood fishing.

Clipperton has had no long lasting population since 1945. Different kind of people of visited this island like fishers, Navy blue patrols, scientists, shipwreck heirs and film crew.

The island is a France ownership, and therefore uses the flag of France the tricolor, includes three straight strips of blue, white and red in equivalent size, showing the country’s colors. These colors show in French in a particular sequence first blue, then white and at the end is red. 

Blue, white and red have come to signify freedom, equivalent rights and fraternity – the values of the revolution in France. White is the color of the Royal House of Bourbo while blue and red are also the time-honored colors of Paris.



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