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Tanintharyi Division (Myanmar)

Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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Flag of Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar image by Jaume Ollé

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Description of the Flag

The flag is blue, with the name written in orange in Burmese script.

Located at
Valentin Poposki, 8 October 2006

The primary source of this flag is a personal, local observation by Michel Lupant, reported, with due credit, in Francia Vexilla (27/73, September 2002; 28/74, December 2002). The original artwork in Francia Vexilla is by HervĂ© Calvarin. The image above as published in Wikipedia was made by Jaume Ollé.
Ivan Sache, 12 October 2006

Reported new flag

Flag of Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar image located by Jean-Marc Merklin

The division of Tanintharyi in Burma seems to have changed its flag. Before was blue with a gold (or orange) burmese inscription that seems to be the name "Tanintharyi" with nothing more. Some days ago I see that in the page of the government appear a different flag: three horizontal stripes of red, blue, green. A white star is in the center of the red stripe and bear a golden mithologic animal that can be s snake or a dragon in the center of the flag but mainly in the blue and green stripes, touching only slighty the red stripe. I searched about this flag but as I can't read burmese characters is really hard. I believe that the change was in 2016. I located two versions of the central figure but I assume that the one in the government page must be more accurate. As the page some days is not working (i. e. today), i send a link from Wayback machine.
Jaume Ollé, 9 May 2021

The same flag appears in this 2019 photo at a Ministry of Health and Sports football tournament.
Zachary Harden, 9 June 2021