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Jawa Barat

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Bandung Municipality

[Bantam, Java] by Eugene Ipavec, 6 December 2007

The flag of Bandung municipality in Jawa Barat province in Indonesia.
Valentin Poposki, 23 July 2005

The flag is a horizontal tricolour of green, yellow and blue.

Under you can find a description of the arms, and the flag, unfortunately I don't know enough Bahasa Indonesia to be able to translate the text.
Dirk Schönberger, 31 January 2003

Using the EWTranslite demo available at
"Flag that is used by Bandung Kotamadya is that based by Decision Letter of People's Representative Council of Daerah Sementara Kota Besar of Bandung drops off 8 June of 1953 No. 9938/53.
"The flag is as being joined together at the Decision diktum to be topped as the following:
"a. Flag that is used by Kota Besar of Bandung and three pieces of horizontal stripe, each person consecutively from over GREEN stained under, YELLOW and BLUE
"b. Comparisons among its width and the stripes below a urutn's letters from over under is 2:1:1;
"c. Comparison among long and its width differs from that 7:5."
So the flag might have three horizontal stripes green-yellow-blue in proportions 2+1+1 and an overall ratio of 5:7.
Santiago Dotor, 3 February 2003

This flag may exist on paper, but it isn't used regularly if at all. I spent lots of "quality" time in city government offices and never once saw the green, gold, and blue horizontal tri-bar although each office had multiple flag poles available for flag display. I asked one official about the flag, and he had never heard of it.
Clay Moss, 14 November 2007

According to the official website,, the flag was adopted 08.06.1953, together with the municipal coat of arms. The document bears Number 9938/53. However, the image of the flag now is different. The stripes are not equal in height, but in the ratio 2:1:2.
Valentin Poposki, 5 December 2007

West Java independence flag

[West Java - Independence Flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 20 August 2007

In the Indonesian Army Museum in Jakarta (July 2007) was a flag display (showing the real flag and a painted picture). The Tasik Malaya (West Java) independence flag (Aug 7th 1949) is from Tasik Malaya's self-proclaimed independence. It has 2:3 flag proportion, red over white charged with yellow crescent and 5 pointed star in the center.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 19 August 2007

West Java Negra Islam State

[West Java Negra Islam State - Independence Flag]  [West Java Negra Islam State - Independence Flag] images by Eugene Ipavec, 20 August 2007

In the Indonesian Army Museum in Jakarta (July 2007) was a flag display (showing the real flag and a painted picture). The date of independence for this state was not written. The two flags are 2:3, one a red field charged with white crescent and a 5 pointed star. The crescent is smaller than the Turkish one. The other is a green field with same the design.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 19 August 2007