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The official flag
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of Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands , is a Polynesian French island territory in the South Pacific between Tuvalu to the northwest, Rotuma of Fiji to the west, the main part of Fiji to the southwest, Tonga to the southeast,...
is the French national flag
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, as it is a French
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The unofficial flag of Wallis and Futuna features a red saltire
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on a white square, which in turn is placed on a red field (alternatively, a larger white cross pattée
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is used). The cross is shifted a little off centre toward the fly (the cross pattée is also shifted slightly downwards); the flag of France outlined in white on two sides is in the upper hoist quadrant. For official occasions, the French flag is used.